May 12 2014

Early Career Researcher Knowledge Exchange and Impact Residential

Are you a PhD student or an early career researcher?
Are you interested in ensuring your research gets used?
Are you available on Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 July 2014?

If you can answer yes to these three questions then you could be eligible for an (almost) fully funded place at the LSE SCEIP and NIHR SSCR summer residential on knowledge transfer taking place in Birmingham. Run for the first time this summer, the residential seeks to address some of the opportunities (and challenges) of knowledge transfer and develop an understanding of the importance of considering impact early.

Designed to focus on those at the start of their academic careers, the residential will make use of workshops, interactive exercises and facilitated peer learning throughout.

Day One: Me as an Early Career Researcher
> Introductions and networking
> Presentations of attendees work
> Barriers and enablers to engaging in knowledge exchange activity
> Research process mapping exercise

Day Two: Early Career Researchers within the academic system
> Presentations of attendees work
> Communications, leadership and career development
> Research impact and impact assessment
> Funders panel

Day Three: Considering the future (within and outside of academia)
> Presentations of attendees work
> Writing academic papers
> Knowledge exchange planning and application
> Evaluation and next steps

Speakers and facilitators confirmed so far include Prof Jonathan Grant (King’s Policy Institute, King’s College London), Ross Pow (Idenk Ltd), Prof Martin Knapp (NIHR School for Social Care Research LSE), Dr George Julian (Personal Social Services Research Unit LSE) and Anji Mehta (NIHR School of Social Care Research, LSE).

Suitable for those working in the areas of health, social care, disability, social work or knowledge exchange, the residential will make use of case examples and attendee’s own research projects.

Learning outcomes include:

  • Develop a range of skills relating to knowledge exchange, communications and research impact
  • Build confidence through practical sessions and feedback
  • Develop networks
  • Develop methods for ensuring knowledge exchange and impact are built into your research
  • Develop your potential to lead research projects with effective knowledge exchange strategies
  • Increase your impact on, and value to, social care research

The residential is a joint initiative between the Social Care Evidence in Practice (SCEiP) project led by the Personal Social Services Research Unit at LSE and the National Institute for Health Research School for Social Care Research (SSCR). SCEIP and SSCR are providing financial support, expert input and a small number of travel bursaries.

The application process includes the requirement that support is secured from PhD supervisors, line managers and/or your Head of Department. If offered a place, a nominal fee of £100 will be charged to secure attendance. Attendees will be required to cover their own travel expenses but all tuition, accommodation and refreshments will be provided. Attendance on Days One and Two is compulsory but Day Three (Saturday) is optional.

To apply complete the application form and submit to by 5pm on Monday 9 June 2014. Places will be confirmed to successful applicants by Wednesday 18 June 2014.

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  3. Sean Hayes says:

    Thanks i will apply, Sean

  4. Dear colleague,

    I am writing to register my interest not for this year but for the next that’s if you are planning to run it again. Attending it next year will be more appropriate at this stage of my PhD. I would greatly appreaciate if you could please add me to your mailing list for the next year?

    Best wishes

    • Blog Editor says:

      Thanks Rashmi. We hope to run the residential again but this is dependent on feedback from this year. Thanks.

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