Short courses

Population Health PhD event and workshop

The Watershed, Bristol - CANCELLED, NEW DATE TBC

The Bristol Population Health Sciences Institute (PHSI) is hosting a one-day event TBC for all PhD students with research interests in any area of Population Health from across the University of Bristol and the GW4 BioMed Doctoral Training Partnership . We are interpreting Population Health very broadly to include any research which may ultimately have an impact on human health, whether this is basic science, translational, social science or classic epidemiology.  
The event, which will be held at The Watershed in central Bristol, will involve networking activities, a keynote address and workshop on research reproducibility led by Professor Marcus Munafò (School of Experiment Psychology), presentations and posters from PhD students, and a session on career development. This all-day event will be free and refreshments will be provided. There will be prizes for the best poster and presentation. 
To register to attend, please email Places are limited, so please sign up soon. If you would like to offer a poster or apply for a speaking presentation slot, please email the same address with an abstract before February 2nd, indicating whether you are interested in presenting a poster or doing a presentation (or either). 

MRC public engagement skills training 10.30 – 15:30 Monday 26th March 2018

OS6 – Oakfield House 
This session is suitable for researchers and support staff who have an idea for taking research out of the lab, or who have been asked to take part in a public event. It is aimed at those new to public engagement.

The focus will be on helping you to develop the practical side of engagement, from thinking about your audience to communicating what you do effectively. We'll prepare you to start conversations about your science at festivals, public events, workshops and other types of project you have planned, finding ways to link your research directly to the lives of the people you're interacting with.

This will be an interactive day of group activities and working together, designed for people who have a public engagement activity planned within three months of the session. The activity need not be an MRC Festival of Medical Research activity.

The session will run from 10.30-15.30 with a 40 minute break for lunch.  It will be delivered by Dr Steve Cross who used to be a human geneticist and has worked in public engagement full-time for 15 years. Steve is a Wellcome Public Engagement Fellow, the founder of Bright Club (the national network of academic comedy events) and was Head of Public Engagement at UCL for 7 years. He's an Honorary Fellow of the British Science Association, chair of the judges of the Royal Society of Biology's science communication awards and has won the Josh Phillips Award for Innovation in Public Engagement. Steve delivered the MRC's public engagement training in 2016 and is back with us for 2018.

 Please are limited to 20 with over half already gone. If you’d like to register please contact

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