Category Archives: research

Research Professional Updates

For updates including ‘Lib Dems promise more and greener research funding’ click here

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Faculty of Health & Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series

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Addressing the issue of safer staffing in community care settings: shining the spotlight on doing things differently. – Tuesday 14th March at 12-1pm (lunch & networking from 11.30am)

This session presents the outcomes of participatory research with community nurses that addresses the gaps and challenges in developing a robust way of measuring safe staffing levels on which to base decisions about commissioning of future health and care services for people in or close to their own homes.  Continue reading Faculty of Health & Wellbeing lunchtime research seminar series

Paid Student Internships are back

A range of paid part-time or full-time Student Internships will run during the summer from 22rd May to 28th July 2017.

Students will work with CCCU academics on Research & Knowledge Exchange projects. Internship opportunities are available across the faculties and the eligibility criteria varies for each internship. Undergraduate and postgraduate students who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.

Please note that the closing date for applications is 17 March 2017.

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You can access details and download application forms for each project via the above link.

Please send completed applications by email to internships@canterbury.ac.uk

Alcohol Research UK

New research shows drinkers much less likely to notice responsible drinking messages in pub environment

A new study by psychologists at London South Bank University (LSBU), funded by Alcohol Research UK, shows that drinkers are much less likely to notice responsible drinking messages on posters displayed in a busy pub environment than in a plain and simple room.

To read the full article and more click here

 

SPARC (Supporting Progression in Academic Research Careers)

SPARC (Supporting Progression in Academic Research Careers) offers the opportunity for Early Career Researchers and Academic staff with a professional background and new to research (Early Research Careers) to successfully develop and implement a research career plan alongside their existing roles.

The first cohort of 15 SPARC members started working together in May 2016 and will complete in May 2017. The programme allowed them “protected” monthly afternoons to learn about and discuss RKE related issues (publication, income generation, research management, etc.). It allowed SPARC members to exchange experiences and strategies, meet with experienced researchers and spend time writing and making progress on their individually negotiated work plans. SPARC members were allocated a Research Mentor and were overseen by a Sponsor. Continue reading SPARC (Supporting Progression in Academic Research Careers)

Interprofessional Education: Sharing Research and Practice

Thursday 2nd February 2017 – Augustine Hall

The Faculties of Education and Health & Wellbeing have organised a joint conference designed to inspire you and to extend your lens of professional possibilities. Interprofessional work can challenge assumptions about knowledge and practice and by doing so, it can extend the professional landscape.

Colleagues from the Faculties of Health & Wellbeing and Education have organised presentations and workshops to stimulate fresh thinking and created talking spaces to debate issues about integrated practice in a multidisciplinary arena.

If you would like to attend the conference, please register using the link below. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interprofessional-education-sharing-research-and-practice-tickets-30848249946

On registering for the event please select one workshop you would like to attend from each of the two time slots.

nesta – Announcing the Inventor Prize

Inventing is problem solving. It’s about working out how existing products could be improved or how new products could fill a gap in the market. Announced in this week’s Industrial Strategy green paper, the Inventor Prize– piloted by Nesta and BEIS – will harness the potential of the UK’s inventors, supporting ideas from shed to shelf.  for more information click here