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29 September, 2016 - Longitudinal Methodology Series Seminar

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

Speakers: George Ploubidis, Tarek Mostafa and Brian Dodgeon Book now - spaces limited to 30 Missing data handling in longitudinal studies: Evidence for the 1958 British birth cohort. Selection bias, in the form of incomplete or missing data, is unavoidable in longitudinal surveys. It results in smaller samples, incomplete histories, lower statistical power and it is well known that unbiased estimates cannot be obtained without properly addressing the implications of incompleteness. We present the first results from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies Missing Data Strategy using data from the National Child Development Study (NCDS) which follows the lives of 17,416 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1958 [6]. (continued on website)

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

Contact: Jon Tebbett

Email: j.tebbett@ucl.ac.uk

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29 September, 2016 - The Data Dialogue: When research crosses borders

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

In an increasingly globalised world, research is reaching beyond geographical borders, raising questions on the methods, laws, and possibilities in moving or sharing data internationally. As the volume and type of data we create becomes more varied, sensitive, and complex, we need to ask: what are our own responsibilities as professional researchers collecting data overseas? Who is ultimately accountable for data produced with foreign partners? What happens when national laws and policy differ dramatically? May strategies be usefully shared within or across disciplines? We are pleased to invite Early Career Researchers, Academics, and Support Staff to research projects with an international sharing focus. Join us at The University of Oxford to hear from key speakers from the UK’s international research landscape and join a discussion amongst peers with tangible experience in accessing, sharing, and managing data across borders.

Location: Jesus College, Turl St , Oxford , OX13DW

Contact: Sigourney Luz,

Email: s.luz@ucl.ac.uk

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5 October, 2016 - Signaling Cygnets- Athena SWAN sharing knowledge and practice

Time: 10:00:00 - 16:00:00

UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health and the UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health are hosting a one day meeting on Wednesday 5th October to share experience and good practice, and to learn about new developments relating to Athena SWAN. Colleagues from within and outside UCL are invited to attend to expand their knowledge and pick up useful tips on how to meet Athena SWAN principles. The programme will include a presentation from the Equality Challenge Unit and short presentations from speakers across UCL Faculties who have recent experience of applying for a gold award and invited external speakers with similar experience. It promises to be a fascinating and worthwhile day. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment via the Eventbrite page.

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Wellcome Trust Building, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Candice Lewis

Email: candice.lewis@ucl.ac.uk

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12 October, 2016 - Reducing alcohol consumption: guidelines, local government and smartphone apps

Time: 16:30:00 - 18:30:00

An NIHR School for Public Health Research and UCL Centre for Behaviour Change event Join us for an event that will bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of excessive alcohol consumption reduction. Hear about the latest research evidence and research evidence gaps, and join the debate in the networking reception. Confirmed speakers include: Prof. Bernie Hannigan (PHE) Dr John Holmes (ScHARR) Prof. Matt Hickmann (University of Bristol) Dr Jamie Brown (UCL) Dr Gautam Mehta (UCLH) Prof. Eileen Kaner (FUSE) Schedule: 16:30 Entry and registration 17:00 Presentations and discussion 18:30 Networking reception Registration for this event is free with places allocated on a first come first served basis. Registration details will be announced in September. To express your interest email k.groot@ucl.ac.uk.

Location: UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Karen Groot

Email: k.groot@ucl.ac.uk

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12 October, 2016 - UCL Humanitarian Institute Town Hall Meeting

Time: 15:00:00 - 17:00:00

Organised by UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction

Following the award of Provost Strategic Development Fund investment for support of a UCL Humanitarian Institute from 2016 until 2018, we are pleased to announce a Town Meeting to present and discuss the vision and strategy of this initiative. Programme: 15:00 Welcome Address, Vision and Goals for a UCL Humanitarian Institute - Presented by Professor Peter Sammonds and Dr Rosanna Smith 15:15 Research theme introductions - Professor Henrietta Moore, UCL IGP, on social transformation to address global inequalities - Professor Jon Agar, UCL STS, on 21st century technology in humanitarian situations - Professor Christian Dustmann, UCL Economics, on the economic and human costs of humanitarian crises and the associated migration - Dr Long Seng To, UCL STEaPP, on humanitarian infrastructure - Professor Nora Groce, UCL LCDIDC, on equity of access to health care and the sustainable development goals 16:00 Discussion 17:00 Reception 18:00 Close

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

Contact: Rosanna Smith

Email: rosanna.smith@ucl.ac.uk


12 October, 2016 - UCL RoAR (Replacement of Animals in Research) Forum

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

We are delighted to announce RoAR (Replacement of Animals in Research) - the UCL forum for promoting innovative, cross-disciplinary technologies to replace animals in research, within the 3Rs initiatives at UCL. RoAR's mission • Serve as a platform for collaborations across diverse UCL groups, including Biosciences, Engineering and Computational Biology, for creative approaches to alternative technologies • Foster relationships with NC3Rs, grant awarding bodies and UK Industry. • Maintain awareness and highlight achievements, within the 3R UCL initiatives. This will be our first cross-disciplinary workshop for staff from across SLMS and BEAMS. This forum is your chance to see the progress being made, exchange ideas with colleagues and help make real progress in the replacement of Animals in Research. The event is free to attend but advance registration in essential. NB: the event is open to UCL staff and researchers from SLMS and BEAMS only, from post-doc upwards.

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Contact: Candice Lewis

Email: candice.lewis@ucl.ac.uk


3 November, 2016 - UCL Ageing Event – cultivating research connections across the University

Time: 13:30:00 - 18:00:00

This is a half-day event aimed primarily at UCL staff from postdoctoral research associates to senior lecturers who work on ageing research in a wide variety of disciplines, including epidemiology, bioscience, neuroscience, engineering, economics and infection and immunity. UCL has significant strength in ageing research, however, key researchers at UCL that work on ageing are unfamiliar with other scientists who work in different age-related disciplines. This is a missed opportunity, especially given the increased focus on lifelong health and wellbeing in the Government’s current priorities for research funding. The purpose of this meeting is therefore to enable more junior UCL researchers working on all aspects of ageing to network and to encourage new collaborations.

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

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

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8 November, 2016 - UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation (III) Symposium 2016

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

This event, organised by the UCL Personalised Medicine Domain and held in partnership with UCLPartners, will bring researchers together from across UCL, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and beyond, enabling cross-disciplinary interaction and encouraging new collaborations. Eminent speakers from UCL and QMUL will present their ground-breaking work and answer your questions. We are also holding an abstract competition for early career researchers (see definition below) in both the basic and clinical sciences. Abstracts must be submitted using the Eventbrite registration link. The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday 30 September. Let us know you’ve reserved your place or tell us what you’re most looking forward to seeing at the event by tweeting us @UCL_SLMS using the hashtag #UCLIIIsym

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

Contact: Jessica Grant

Email: jessica.grant@ucl.ac.uk

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10 November, 2016 - 10th RA Fisher Centre Meeting

Time: 10:00:00 - 13:00:00

The goal of this meeting is to bring together UCL and Crick Institute research groups active in Computational Biology research. The RA Fisher Centre for Computational Biology is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence for mathematical and computational analysis of the fast-growing data in genetics and biology. Provisional Schedule 10:00 - 10:05: Introductory remarks 10:05 - 10:25: Dr Emiliano de Cristofaro (CS): TBA 10:25 - 10:45: Dr Alexander Stewart (GEE): TBA 10.45 - 11:05: Elizabeth Gallagher (GEE): TBA 11:05-11:15: Coffee break 11:15-11:35: Speaker Nick Luscombe's Group: TBA 11:35-11:55: TBA 11:55-12:00: Closing remarks 12:00-13:00: Lunch & discussions

Location: 5th floor in lecture theatre 508, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Christophe Dessimoz

Email: c.dessimoz@ucl.ac.uk


18 November, 2016 - Health Economics at UCL

Time: 09:00:00 - 14:00:00

This half-day event is open to researchers from all faculties across UCL who work on health economics in a wide variety of areas, including psychiatry, statistical science, global health, applied health research and clinical trials and methodology. UCL has significant strength in health economic research, however, key researchers at UCL that work in this area are often unfamiliar with other scientists who work in different faculties and departments. This is a missed opportunity therefore this event aims to bring this diverse range of researchers together in order to network, share expertise across UCL and encourage new research collaborations such as new grant applications and joint publications. This event is aimed at researchers (PhD student and above) working in health economics at UCL.

Location: Main Quad Pavilion , Wilkins Building, Gower St, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Lalita John

Email: l.john@ucl.ac.uk

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22 February, 2017 - 3rd Digital Behaviour Change Conference 2017

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The UCL Centre for Behaviour Change, in collaboration with the UCL Institute for Digital Health, is delighted to confirm its third behaviour change conference. World-renowned academic experts will be joining key members of the public health and technology sectors for insightful seminars, panel discussions and more across a variety of topics. We will be welcoming submissions for talks, poster sessions, workshops and technology demonstrations from July. More information coming soon!

Location: Senate House, Malet Street, London, WX1E 7HU

Contact: UCL Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

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