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28 March, 2017 - Wellcome Trust population health funding event

Time: 14:30:00 - 17:30:00

Tickets for the Wellcome Trust population health funding event at UCL are now available. This event will highlight the funding opportunities available at Wellcome Trust for population health research. In addition to an update on the direction of travel for population health at Wellcome, and an overview of all their relevant schemes, we are including a couple of presentations from researchers with Wellcome Trust funding to outline their pathway to success (including failures), tips on the process, and lessons learnt. We will also be running a number of one-to-one sessions to give you the opportunity to discuss a specific potential application with Wellcome. There will be a limited number of 20 minute slots available, although if demand exceeds supply we will do our best to accommodate further requests.

Location: UCL Main Quad Pavilion, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 March, 2017 - Longitudinal Methodology Series seminar – Dr Vasiliki Bountziouka and Chris Belfield

Time: 12:30:00 - 13:30:00

The twelfth seminar in the CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series features talks from Vasiliki Bountziouka and Chris Belfield. Vasiliki is a Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Child Health and Chris is a Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Vasiliki will present an investigation of the distribution of childhood visual function in the UK and associations with early life social position. Chris will discuss how his project has worked on deriving harmonised measures of income which are consistent both within and across CLOSER studies. The aim of the CLOSER Longitudinal Methodology Series is to highlight methodological innovations and expertise and in turn facilitate and encourage future collaborations and new research.

Location: G02, UCL Institute of Education, 55-59 Gordon Square, London , WC1H 0NU

Contact: Jon Tebbett

Email: j.tebbett@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

6 April, 2017 - Sex differences in the needs of men and women in therapy

Time: 18:30:00 - 19:30:00

The latest research suggests that men and women have different needs when it comes to psychological therapy. This new information is beginning to cause a stir in psychology, and this lecture is a chance to find out why. Kate Holloway and colleagues (Martin Seager and John Barry) interviewed clinical psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists about their experiences of treating men and women. What they found out has implications for how therapy might be most effectively delivered to men and women. If you want to find out more, then come to the lecture.

Location: LT2, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr John Barry

Email: john.barry@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

11 April, 2017 - Changing Expectations: reconsidering science careers

Time: 17:30:00 - 19:00:00

UCL and the Royal Society are holding a joint 'question time' event on science careers which will explore how people can transition in and out of academia and different sectors. The event will consider the benefits and challenges of fluid career paths; the implications of the changing research landscape for science careers; and how greater mobility between academia and other sectors could be better supported.

Location: Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre , Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Sarah Chaytor

Email: s.chaytor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 7679 8584

20 April, 2017 - Engaging policymakers and the media

Time: 09:30:00 - 13:00:00

Drawing on the International Longevity Centre UK's experience of briefing Ministers, working with policymakers and explaining their findings to broadcast and print journalists, this workshop will help early career researchers communicate the significance of their research to these stakeholders.

Location: Garden Room , Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

28 April, 2017 - Harnessing electronic health records for research

Time: -

2017 sees the return of our unique programme of inter-related one- and two-day courses in the rapidly developing field of electronic health records research, spanning a wide range of applications in basic and applied health research. These courses address the ‘why?’, the ‘what?’ and the ‘how?’ of EHR research and critically evaluate scientific opportunities and challenges, in what is being proposed as a new paradigm in medical research. Taught by internationally recognised faculty, they span data-intensive biomedical research across diverse forms of nationally available patient data from primary and secondary care. The courses are intended for people with from a wide range of backgrounds - including health care, epidemiology, biostatistics, health informatics, NHS IT, bioinformatics, genomics and computer science - and at different career stages, from those thinking of doing an MSc or PhD to established researchers.

Location: Farr Institute London, 222 Euston Road, London , NW1 2DA

Contact: Paul Taylor

Email: p.taylor@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 May, 2017 - New technologies for measuring non-health topics in longitudinal studies

Time: 09:00:00 - 15:00:00

Drawing on evidence from across the longitudinal studies in CLOSER, and beyond, this workshop will discuss evidence gathered to date on the use of new technologies to measure non-health topics. Examples of these new technologies include data collection using smartphone features (apps, GPS etc.), wearable devices and other types of monitors. That is, any methods that can be used to measure key variables more accurately, or perhaps in a less burdensome way, or to respond to new and emerging research needs in non-health areas. Building on presentations and discussions, the workshop will aim to identify innovative new technologies that can be used to generate new science, the implications for data quality, and key methodological research needs. This workshop is open to all those who may be interested in attending.

Location: Room 728, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

17 May, 2017 - Abortion in the twenty-first century: moral, legal and cultural dimensions

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

UCL Centre for Ethics and Law sponsored discussion event to mark the publication of: About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in Twenty-First Century America (HUP) by Professor Carol Sanger (Columbia Law School) and Arguments about Abortion: Personhood, Morality and Law (Oxford University Press) by Dr Kate Greasley (UCL Laws) This book launch will begin with brief comments by both authors about the central ideas of their respective books. About Abortion (HUP by Carol Sanger) confronts the question of why so much of United States politics and society is concerned with the abortion issue. Arguments about Abortion (OUP by Kate Greasley) centres on the moral and legal permissibility of terminating pregnancy, and the relevance of arguments about foetal personhood for that question. There will be time allocated for questions and discussion after the comments followed by a drinks reception.

Location: G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming LT, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: UCL Centre for Ethics and Law

Email: ethics-law@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

25 May, 2017 - Urban Lab Films: Cities of Sleep

Time: 18:20:00 - 21:40:00

Organised by UCL Urban Laboratory

Urban Lab Films presents the UK premiere of award-winning 'Cities of Sleep' (2016), a documentary that takes us into the heady world of insurgent sleeper communities in Delhi, where securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a life threatening question. The film follows Shakeel, a young man who has spent seven years sleeping rough, as he deals with the “sleep mafia”—goons who capitalise on the scarcity of safe sleeping spaces in the absence of government safety nets. We also meet Ranjeet, who runs a “sleep-cinema” community where over 400 homeless come and sleep through the day for a nominal price. A post-screening panel will initiate a dialogue on sleep, health and homelessness in London – where over 8000 people sleep rough - and Delhi – which has over two million homeless. How can cities with shared histories, yet divergent trajectories of urbanisation act as compelling entry points for comparison and intervention?

Location: Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick, London, WC1N 1AW

Contact: Jordan Rowe

Email: urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 9402

5 June, 2017 - The immunology of TB

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

Speaker: Prof Ajit Lalvani (Imperial College London). Host: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi (m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk). Please contact the host if you wish to meet the speaker after the seminar. Post-talk refreshments: Café meeting room 1. Part of the UCL Division of Infection & Immunity external speaker programme

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Dr Mahdad Noursadeghi

Email: m.noursadeghi@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

15 June, 2017 - Is having a haircut good for your mental health?

Time: 16:30:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by UCL Population Health

You don't have to be a psychologist to come away from this lecture thinking about men's mental health in a new way. Men seek help from therapists less than women do, yet commit suicide more than women do. This raises the serious question: how can we better support the mental health of men? To address this issue, psychologists Tam Roper (Royal Holloway) and Dr John Barry (Honorary Lecturer in Psychology, UCL), will discuss the various strategies that might help, including Roper & Barry's academic first of assessing the well being benefits of talking in the barber shop. Image: At the Barber’s by Ruskin Spear, 1947. Oil on canvas. © UCL Creator Media Services.

Location: JZ Young, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Dr John Barry

Email: john.barry@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

16 June, 2017 - 2017 UCL Neuroscience Symposium

Time: 09:00:00 - 18:00:00

Now in its 8th year, the renowned UCL Neuroscience Symposium is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about the latest research in neuroscience at UCL. With over 800 UCL Neuroscientists expected to attend, delegates will have the chance to create new cross-disciplinary links and foster collaboration between basic and clinical researchers. We are delighted to announce that Professor Richard Morris (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Barbara Sahakian (University of Cambridge) will deliver the keynote lectures at the 2017 Symposium. There will be two large poster sessions which will feature over 120 research and lab posters, with a prize awarded for the best lab poster. To register for the event and find out more (including submitting a poster), please visit: https://2017-ucl-neuroscience-symposium.eventbrite.com

Location: Logan Hall , UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Lalita John

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 July, 2017 - UCL School of Pharmacy postdoctoral research and careers day

Time: 09:30:00 - 12:00:00

The UCL School of Pharmacy Early Careers Researchers committee is organising a Postdoctoral Research and Careers Day this July. This will be a great opportunity for postdocs to present their research, engage with fellow postdocs and hear first-hand experience from professionals working in a variety of fields. Open to all staff and PhD students in SLMS (abstract submissions from Postdocs only). Info for Postdocs: Submit your abstract for a chance to give an oral presentation and win prizes, or bring along an old poster to display your research. The abstract word limit is 200 words. Abstract submission deadline: 14th May 2017. Careers session in the afternoon with invited speakers from medical writing, STEM outreach and many more. Join us for drinks, nibbles and networking after the careers session

Location: UCL School of Pharmacy, 29-39 Brunswick Square , London, WC1N 1AX

Contact: Jessica Loraine

Email: J.Loraine@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

18 September, 2017 - Research methods course: HIV, sexual health and infectious diseases

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The Department of Infection and Population Health are thrilled to advertise their annual Research Methods Course which is run by The Centre for Sexual Health and HIV Research and is taught by leading researchers from UCL. This intensive course is designed for doctors, nurses, researchers and anyone else with an interest in Sexual Health, HIV, Infectious Diseases and other medical specialties wishing to develop their research skills. Prior experience in research and statistics is an advantage but not essential. The course fee is £400.00 (reduced to £300.00 for individuals from middle/low income countries and full-time students). Course fees include all tuition and materials, lunches and refreshments but please note accommodation is NOT included in the prices above. Booking will open soon. To register an interest, please email Lydia Clinton.

Location: Building to be confirmed, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lydia Clinton

Email: l.clinton@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 3108 2084