All our events are open to UCL researchers with an interest in environmental studies and identifying as early career researchers, e.g. PhDs, post-docs, fellows and newly-appointed lecturers.
EDEN are delighted to offer a schedule of events specially crafted for Early Career Researchers at UCL. All EDEN activites are open to anyone with an interest in environmental research and identifying as an ECR from masters by research right up to fellows and newly-appointed lecturers, simply sign up and turn up!
All events will take place online until further notice.
4th May 2021, 13:00-14:00.
How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected awareness of interspecies relations?
Human activity is increasingly disrupting natural habitats and ecosystems, leading to the intense alteration of patterns of interaction between species and thereby facilitating further spread of infectious diseases to humans, such as COVID-19.
This term’s first Environment Domain Early-career Network seminar will bring together researchers from across the arts and sciences to discuss to what extent the coronavirus pandemic has increased awareness of the cataclysmic effects of anthropogenic interference with natural systems on both humans and non-humans.
The event will form the second instalment in a series of seminars we are hosting to explore the overarching question: ‘How might the COVID-19 pandemic inspire the progress of contemporary sustainability efforts?’. In line with this, our aim will be to catalyse more effective responses in academia to challenge the breakdown of ecosystems and encourage more harmonious interrelations between humans and other species.
Each of our three speakers will present for around 10 minutes which will allow plenty of time for discussion.
Our presenters are as follows:
- Hermione Spriggs, PhD Research Student at UCL Anthropology/Slade School of Art.
- Isabel Fletcher, PhD Research Student at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
- Ram Shergill, PhD Research Student at The Bartlett School of Architecture.
This event is free to attend. All welcome.
EDEN Policy Workshops
Want to know more about the world of policy-making and think about practical ways in which your work can feed in to it?
Join the UCL Environment Domain Early-career Network (EDEN) for engaging, online workshop sessions on research and policy-making. Following the success of these sessions in 2019-20, we are offering them again for the 2020-21 academic year.
The workshops will be hosted by the Policy Impact Unit, from UCL's Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). You can find out more about their work here. The team have a wealth of experience and insights to share and will be encouraging you to develop your own knowledge of the policy-making process and the ways in which research insights can feed in to this.
24th May 2021
EDEN Policy Workshop Part 1
Presentations and a Q&A from external speakers from the policy community to give participants a sense of what working in policy is all about, as well as group activities to help participants to engage with the course material and ‘think like a policymaker’.
21st July 2021
EDEN Policy Workshop Part 2
A practical session on engaging policy makers with your own research, to maximise the potential for having an impact.