I am always happy to present my research or deliver courses on my area of expertise. I have delivered and developed a suite of workshops based upon my research and previous professional practice. These can be delivered as talks or workshops as required.
All courses can be adapted to suit your needs, as half day sessions, full day or as part of longer initiatives. Similarly all courses can be adapted for different audiences including postgraduate research students, research staff, and academic staff. I am able to deliver courses for different levels of experience, from beginner to expert. I am also able to deliver train the trainer sessions for knowledge exchange professionals.
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- Developing pathways to impact
This session is aimed at researchers who are interested in learning more about pathways to impact for a grant proposal including funder requirements, definitions, examples of good practice and reviewer expectations.For more information, contact me.
- Developing impact case studies
This course is aimed at researchers who are interested in developing a case study for REF or for the purposes of reporting on previous research. It will describe the anatomy of a case study, share best practice and tips and hints.For more information, contact me.
- Evaluating impact
This course is aimed at academic researchers who are interested in planning ways in which to evaluate their impact activities.For more information, contact me.
- Writing for publication
This session aims to introduce tips for getting published in both academic, practice-led journals and other peer-reviewed publications. Whether you have written for publication before, or are just getting started, this session will provide valuable tips and will introduce the process from submission and peer review, through hopefully, to acceptance! By the end of this session, you will be better placed to:
- List your reasons for wanting to publish
- Identify potential barriers to publishing
- Describe the publishing and review process
- Summarising research for different audiences
This course is aimed at researchers who are interested in engaging wider audiences with their research. It aims to help researchers consider their stakeholders, their take home message and the ways in which they might communicate with the public.For more information, contact me.
- Public engagement
This course is aimed at researchers who are keen to get involved with public engagement. It introduces methods for engagement, evaluating engagement and communicating research for impact.For more information, contact me.
- Knowledge exchange and collaboration
This session looks at the processes that lead to impact. It examines knowledge exchange through partnership working, collaboration and engagement.For more information, contact me.
- Building partnerships
This course is aimed at researchers who are interested in developing new external partnerships. It will cover aspects of networking, researching new partners and aspects of collaboration.For more information, contact me.
- Research into policy
This course is aimed at researchers whose research may influence policy or debate. It will introduce how to engage with policy makers and associated networks, and consider avenues for knowledge exchange.For more information, contact me.
- Enterprise for researchers – commercialisation and business planning
This session is aimed at researchers who are interested in developing commercial outputs from their research. It will examine the role of the entrepreneur, business models for research, planning and pitching.For more information, contact me.
- Grant writing workshop
This session is aimed at researchers who are new to writing grant applications. It introduces the core elements of proposal writing, finding a funder, funder requirements, academic and socio-economic impact, building a case for support and track record and costing a grant.For more information, contact me.
Sandpits focusing on particular research themes or disciplines over one or two days introduce the idea of collaboration and ideas generation.For more information, contact me.
- Beginners research ethics and integrity
This course is aimed at researchers who wish to understand the basic principles of research ethics and integrity so as to conduct research in a professional and appropriate manner.For more information, contact me.
- The ethics of impact and responsible innovation
This course is aimed at researchers whose research impact affects and influences society. It introduces the concept of responsible innovation and dealing with issues arising from public engagement and controversial research.For more information, contact me.
- Career development in research
This course considers how to plan for your professional development as a researcher, it examines your values and your career options, whether you wish to stay in academia or go elsewhere.For more information, contact me.
- Starting your PhD
This course introduces the key elements of a PhD, considers originality and scholarship as well as project managing a PhD and what to expect.For more information, contact me.
- Preparing for your viva
This course introduces and aims to demystify the ‘viva’. Using examples and techniques, this session allows for a safe preparation space in order to build your confidence so you know what to expect out of your viva and how to enjoy it!For more information, contact me.
- Train the trainer
I am able to develop a session to support your knowledge exchange professionals in the areas of research policy, specifically impact, innovation and grants.For more information, contact me.
- Introduction to Nvivo
An overview session of finding your way around Nvivo 10 for qualitative researchers. Bring your data and learn how you can manage, store analyse and report on your data using Nvivo. This session can be tailored to specific groups for collaborative projects also.For more information, contact me.
- Qualitative research for Masters/ PhD
This session introduces qualitative research methods including project design, methods, analysis and reporting skills.For more information, contact me.