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31 May, 2017 - Get that grant: introduction to grantsmanship for early career researchers

Time: 13:30:00 - 16:30:00

The UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network is holding this grantsmanship workshop for those keen to learn how to make successful grant applications. Speakers include advisors from SLMS Strategic Research Facilitators, funders, experienced academics talking about their grant application experience and UCL Research Finance staff. There will also be opportunities for questions and informal discussions about funding applications. By the end of the workshop attendees will have an understanding of what factors they should consider when developing grant proposals. There will be an optional follow-up workshop on 20 June, for which attendees will be asked to submit and present a brief outline proposal for review by expert mentors and peers. Please contact Rob Aldridge to enquire about attending.

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

Contact: Dorina Cadar

Email: d.cadar@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 June, 2017 - IIT Seminar: Infection Induced Lung Germinal Centres

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

Speaker: Dr Michelle Linterman, Babraham Institute

Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Royal Free Hospital , Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

3 June, 2017 - #LearnHack

Time: 09:30:00 - 20:30:00

This summer bring your talent to solve a challenge and meet creative people interested in tackling problems in this intense one-day hackathon. • Are you interesting in making a difference to the way people learn? • Impacting upon educational norms and forms? • Creating new and innovative solutions to teaching? LearnHack is a hybrid hack open to people from any discipline, background or skillset. If you’re a UCL student or member of staff this event is for you.

Location: BASE King's Cross (UCL), 103c Camley Street , London, N1C 4PF

Contact: Sarah Foxlee

Email: s.foxlee@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

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

7 June, 2017 - Research, impact and the UK Parliament: London

Time: 13:30:00 - 17:00:00

Could your research have an impact in the UK Parliament? Discover how your research could broaden debate and better inform our democracy at Research, Impact and the UK Parliament. During this interactive three hour training session you will learn: • How to contact MPs and Members of the House of Lords about your research; • How to work with Select Committees and submit evidence drawing on your research; • How to work with Parliament to improve your REF case studies. The session is hosted by Parliament’s Universities Team and will include presentations from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, a clerk of a House of Commons Select Committee and Parliament’s Outreach and Engagement Service. The event includes afternoon tea and a chance to network following the training. There is an attendance fee of £40, including VAT. UCL Public Policy is offering 25 partially-funded places for this event, covering half the entry fee (£20).

Location: University College London, , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Via Eventbrite

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8 June, 2017 - IIT Seminar: Mosquito bite inflammation: more than just a nuisance

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker: Dr Clive McKimmie, University of Leeds

Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Royal Free Hospital , Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

13 June, 2017 - Read all about it! Media relations for early career researchers

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

You’ve planned the research, collected your data, and written the paper. Now what? How can you get the story out to the right audience? What role does the media play in effectively sharing your findings with the wider public? Communicating your research with a wider audience is a key part of the research process, and frequently required by funders or stakeholders. But often, it’s hard to know where to start. Who should you approach first, how can you create an effective plan for dissemination and package your research findings in a way that will attract an audience? In an era of ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth’, communicating science can be a challenge. This event, organised by the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network, brings together a range of speakers from media relations teams at UCL, research funders, and media organisations, as well as researchers with extensive experience of disseminating research findings through the media.

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London,

Contact: Ewan Carr or Neha Batura

Email: ewan.carr@ucl.ac.uk; n.batura@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 June, 2017 - The effects of the built environment on social networks and mental wellbeing

Time: 13:00:00 - 17:00:00

UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is hosting this free afternoon seminar, funded by UCL Small Grants and British Council Newton Fund, to discuss the effects of the changing urban built environment, on social networks, community and mental wellbeing, with cross-disciplinary and international perspectives. This event should be relevant to academics, practitioners, policy makers as well as the general public. Speakers include: • Professor Laura Vaughan, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 'The Spatial configuration of housing and community'; • Dr Richard Nunes, Real Estate & Planning, University of Reading 'Subjectivity: opening new dialogues about environmental change and mental health research'; • Dr Paula Barros, Federal University of Minas Gerais, 'Noticeable aspects of central urban squares in densely-populated cities likely to have stress reducing effects on passers-by: a multiple case study in Belo Horizonte, Brazil'.

Location: , 188 Tottenham Court Road, London , W1T 7PH

Contact: Dr Linda Ng Fat

Email: l.ngfat@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

15 June, 2017 - Learning to live with MS: A true story

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

Speaker: Ms Carla King, UCL Careers, Faculty of Engineering You are invited to a rare opportunity to hear insights from a UCL colleague with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. By the end of this talk, you will · Have an insight into what symptoms and relapses feel like · Better understand resources put into place to support daily living · Have had open discussion with the presenter

Location: Gilliatt Lecture Theatre, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square House, Queen Square, WC1N 3BG

Contact: Tina Holmes

Email: t.holmes@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 0203 108 7425

19 June, 2017 - Consulting skills - career development programme for UCL researchers

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

This intensive course, run in partnership with UCL Innovation and Enterprise and the UCL Doctoral School, is fully-funded and represents a unique opportunity for a UCL PhD Researcher to begin to sketch out their career roadmap and develop a set of transferable business-related skills. The importance of building enterprise and transferable skills early into Researcher’s careers never been greater and this course will encourage participants to take their own development to the next level. Participants will learn about the consultancy cycle from UCLC, work in teams to solve real business problems and undertake key-skills sessions from a select group of experienced trainers. Work in teams of Researchers to create a strategic approach to solving a real business dilemma. Visit the business’ premises, gather context and background and construct a plan of action that will come together as the week progresses.

Location: UCL Innovation and Enteprise, BASE KX, 103c Camley Street , London, N1C 4PF

Contact: Oli Pinch

Email: oli.pinch@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please e-mail

20 June, 2017 - UCL Research Staff Conference 2017: Transitions in Careers

Time: 08:45:00 - 17:00:00

Registrations are now open for UCL’s Research Staff Conference. A vibrant programme of plenary sessions, workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities is planned. A range of speakers, specialists and exhibitors will also share their experience and knowledge and offer practical tips and guidance to help you boost your career and inform your future choices. The aim of the conference is to provide UCL’s researchers across the institution with an opportunity to engage, network and focus on themselves and their careers. The conference will introduce researchers to the relevant national and international researcher development policies and find out about career trends and current themes relevant to researchers at all levels, from Early Career Researchers to Principal Investigators. The conference themes will cover topics such as: leadership in academia, the professional profile of a researcher, future careers in the Brexit era and defining researcher career paths.

Location: Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

Contact: Zara Chaudhry

Email: z.chaudhry@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 8864

22 June, 2017 - Embedding innovation in the NHS: patient, practice and system perspectives

Time: 12:00:00 - 17:00:00

This workshop will bring together a diverse audience for lively debate and discussion about current practice in the UK’s health care innovation landscape. The workshop is a response to one of UCL’s current policy ‘grand challenges’ - understanding how innovation can be successfully embedded in the NHS, and what learning can be applied from other sectors. To address this challenge, the workshop will provide a forum for exploring different perspectives on health care innovation. It will introduce tangible examples of where health innovations have been successfully developed and implemented in the NHS in recent years, highlighting the types of support mechanisms and collaborations that have made this possible. Patient demands for innovation will be discussed, as well as the organisational and system level interventions being used to drive innovation forwards in the NHS, such as new models of care.

Location: Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London ,

Contact: Via Eventbrite

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22 June, 2017 - IIT Seminar: How T cells cause autoimmune disease and hold the key to curing cancer

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

Speaker: Prof Andy Sewell, Cardiff University

Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Royal Free Hospital , Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

23 June, 2017 - TechSharing Seminar Series: Co-design in digital health

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

Second workshop of the TechSharing Seminar Series, organised by early-career researchers from UCL Interaction Centre, the eHealth Unit, the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, and the Department of Behavioural Science and Health. The TechSharing Seminar Series aims to foster knowledge exchange and future collaboration between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry professionals working within or at the boundaries of digital health. Our objective is to explore opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and appropriate pathways to impact within the NHS. The aim of this workshop is to explore co-design practice within digital health, with practical examples of how to carry out co-design activities in your own work.

Location: G01, UCL Interaction Centre, 66-72 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EA

Contact: Anna Roberts

Email: anna.roberts.15@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

27 June, 2017 - Webinar: introduction to Next Steps and the Age 25 Survey

Time: 12:30:00 - 14:00:00

Hosted by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), this webinar introduces Next Steps (formerly the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England) to both first-time and more experienced users, focusing on the newly-available data from the age 25 survey. Next Steps is a multi-disciplinary study which began in 2004, when the study members were aged 13-14, and followed the lives of around 16,000 people born in England in 1989-90. Now that the study participants have turned 25 we are able to see how their educational choices, family resources and experiences in adolescence have influenced their life chances. This session will include an overview of Next Steps, detailed information about what is included in the latest Age 25 Survey as well as information regarding the study’s data and documentation. Delegates will also have opportunities to ask our expert presenters questions throughout the webinar.

Location: Online (The webinar room link will be sent to all those who register), , ,

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7331 5174 (internal ext. 05174)

30 June, 2017 - Tricks of the Trade: Working Across Disciplines: concepts, language and ways of working

Time: 10:00:00 - 14:00:00

The challenges facing early career researchers include the following tensions: - being ambitious but ensuring aims are achievable - being focussed but not too narrow and being open to new ideas and directions - being clear about one’s own disciplinary contribution but also its limitations and the contributions of other disciplines - focusing on one’s academic career vs its translation into policy and practice - working hard but having a life outside work … In this talk, Susan Michie will discuss these issues in relation to her own career and experience and help participants think about these issues in relation to their current dilemmas and future career plans. The UCL Collaborative Social Science Domain's series of 'Tricks of the Trade' conversations bring together established academics with early career researchers (ECRs). These events are an ideal opportunity for ECRS to engage with the insights that more experienced researchers have gained over the years.

Location: Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research), 2 Taviton St, UCL, London, WC1H 0BT

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

2 July, 2017 - Digital Health 2017: Global Public Health, Personalised Medicine, and Emergency Medicine in the Age of Big Data

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

At Digital Health 2017, held for the first time as an independent event, a new strategic theme will be introduced: emergency and humanitarian medicine addressing acute needs of natural and manmade disasters will leverage opportunities created by geo-located big data, mobile technology and crowdsourcing for improving resilience, early warning and response to disasters and emergencies. DH 2017 will cover a wide spectrum of subjects including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, disaster and emergency medicine, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response.

Location: tbc, London, , , ,

Contact: Patrizia Isabelle Duda

Email: patrizia.duda.15@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

12 July, 2017 - TechSharing Seminar Series: Getting your digital product into the NHS (or choosing not to)

Time: 10:00:00 -

Third workshop of the TechSharing Seminar Series, organised by early-career researchers from UCL Interaction Centre, the eHealth Unit, the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, and the Department of Behavioural Science and Health. The TechSharing Seminar Series aims to foster knowledge exchange and future collaboration between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and industry professionals working within or at the boundaries of digital health. Our objective is to explore opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration and appropriate pathways to impact within the NHS. This workshop will explore the pros, cons and requirements of developing digital health products for the NHS (or choosing not to).

Location: G01, UCL Interaction Centre, 66-72 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6EA

Contact: Anna Roberts

Email: anna.roberts.15@ucl.ac.uk

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13 July, 2017 - IIT Seminar: Learning from helminths: Type 2 Immunity and Tissue Repair

Time: 12:00:00 -

Speaker: Prof Judi Allen, University of Mancheste

Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Royal Free Hospital , Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG

Contact: Aimee Kennedy

Email: aimee.kennedy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

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

20 July, 2017 - Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Day

Time: 08:30:00 - 18:00:00

You are warmly invited to the annual Faculty of Medical Sciences Research Day. This event, which is free to attend, will feature the best science from across the faculty, and provide an excellent opportunity for younger researchers from all parts of FMS to meet, interact, present and discuss their work. This year's meeting will feature cutting edge science from across the faculty, lunchtime poster viewing, prizes for the best posters and 3m presentations and a drinks reception. Selected abstracts will be chosen for moderated poster sessions and / or 3 minute presentations. To submit an abstract, please contact Emma Bowman, e.bowman@ucl.ac.uk. Abstracts must be submitted by Friday 16th June.

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

Contact: Emma Bowman

Email: e.bowman@ucl.ac.uk.

Phone:

28 July, 2017 - Nutrition, Oral Health & Performance Symposium

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

Organised by UCL Eastman Dental Institute

Join us for a ground breaking, one-day symposium in sport and exercise medicine and oral health. Expert speakers will explore: State-of-the-art developments and future of sport nutrition (Dr Kevin Currell & Prof. Ron Maughan), Sport nutrition and health (Dr Dan Kings), Eating disorders & RED-S in athletes (Dr Anna Katarina Melin) and Oral health & sport performance (Prof. Ian Needleman, Dr Paul Ashley & Dr Julie Gallagher). We will discuss how to maximise performance and minimise negative performance impacts. The symposium will be highly relevant to sport and exercise medicine clinicians and scientists, nutritionists, performance directors, dental care professionals and researchers. The Symposium will be held in collaboration with the NCSEM and ISEH who, together with the UCL Eastman Centre for Oral Health and Performance, are collaborating members with the IOC.

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

Contact: Sara Green

Email: sara.green@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3456 1221

31 July, 2017 - Centre for Behaviour Change - summer school 2017

Time: -

UCL’s Centre for Behaviour Change are hosting their 4th annual Summer School series again this year. This five-day course will introduce you to the principles of behaviour change and how these can be applied to practical problems in your own area of interest. It's aimed at everyone interested in behaviour change - from researchers, practitioners and intervention designers to managers and policy makers. The course will look at the principles of behaviour change and demonstrate how these can be applied to a variety of practical problems - from supporting change among patients and health professionals, to planning and supporting change in organisations and communities. It will give you: • a greater understanding of the possibilities for applying behaviour change interventions to your own situation; • a practical framework for developing, implementing and evaluating these interventions in your area of interest.

Location: UCL campus, , ,

Contact: CBC course team

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

14 August, 2017 - Centre for Behaviour Change - summer school 2017

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UCL’s Centre for Behaviour Change are hosting their 4th annual Summer School series again this year. This five-day course will introduce you to the principles of behaviour change and how these can be applied to practical problems in your own area of interest. It's aimed at everyone interested in behaviour change - from researchers, practitioners and intervention designers to managers and policy makers. The course will look at the principles of behaviour change and demonstrate how these can be applied to a variety of practical problems - from supporting change among patients and health professionals, to planning and supporting change in organisations and communities. It will give you: • a greater understanding of the possibilities for applying behaviour change interventions to your own situation; • a practical framework for developing, implementing and evaluating these interventions in your area of interest.

Location: UCL campus, , ,

Contact: CBC course team

Email: behaviourchange@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

12 December, 2017 - Save the date: Launch of UCL’s Collaborative Social Science Domain (CSSD)

Time: 18:00:00 - 20:30:00

The UCL Collaborative Social Science Domain launch will be hosted by Professor Alison Fuller, CSSD Chair and Pro Director (Research and Development), UCL Institute of Education, and include a keynote speech by Professor James Wilsdon, Chair, Campaign for Social Science & Professor of Research Policy and Director of Impact and Engagement, University of Sheffield. There will be a contribution from Professor David Price (UCL Vice-Provost Research) & a presentation by Dr Nicholas Frith (Centre for Medical Imaging, UCL Computer Science) who is co-leading the project 'Can the Amazon Echo be used in the home to help those living with dementia?' with Mary Sullivan, Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology. This project was supported by CSSD’s 2016-17 Social Science Plus funding scheme which supports innovative research collaborations between social scientists and engineers, scientists and researchers from across UCL. Senior staff from key funders will also be invited.

Location: TBC, , ,

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email