Bringing Policy into Research

Tuesday 20 September, 09:30 - 11:30 am

Are you interested in bringing policy into your research and learning practical tips of what works in this process? At what point do you realise your research could have a policy impact and how do you decide you want to look at it from that perspective? This seminar provided an opportunity to listen to specialised advice from an Officer from the Welsh Parliament as well as useful tips and resources from three members of our ECR Network who had successfully engaged with policymakers.

Panel members included:

Dr Melda Lois Griffiths, Senior Public Health Research Officer at Public Health Wales / National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research

Hannah Johnson, Knowledge Exchange and Engagement Manager, Welsh Parliament

Dr Flossie Kingsbury, WISERD Postdoctoral Research Associate, Aberystwyth University

Dr Christopher Saville, Clinical Lecturer, School of Human and Behavioural Sciences at Bangor University

Chairing the event:

Professor Roger Scully, FLSW Professor of Political Science at Hong Kong Baptist University, Chair of Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom

Access to Medicines: The Impact of Social Inequalities

Tuesday 28 June, at 4:00- 6:00 pm

The roundtable discussed issues about access to medicines under the framework of the international human rights law, addressing the tensions that may arise where public and private interests intersect from an interdisciplinary point of view.

Co-organised with members of the Early Career Research Network and with support from the Society’s Fellows, this recording is relevant for researchers across academic disciplines such as law, human rights, global health, medicine, and international politics and working at different institutions such as the NHS and the Senedd.

Panel members included:

Dr Lowri Davies
Lecturer in Law, Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University.
Professor Ruth Northway, OBE
Professor of Learning Disability Nursing and Head of Research for the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales.
Rhian Thomas-Turner
R&D Lead NACHfW (Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales) and Operational Lead at CYARU (NHS Children and Young Adults Research Unit).

Chairing the event:
Professor John Harrington
Director of the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership and Professor of Global Health Law at Cardiff School of Law and Politics. He co-directs Cardiff Law and Global Justice, a research centre of Cardiff University.

Early Careers Network Seminar: Applying for Grants… and Top Mistakes

The seminar covered applying for grants at every career stage and include, the different types of grants and funders, what you can apply for as a PhD student, and what you might aim for as your career progresses. It also included travel and networking grants, fellowships, project grants, and special grants such as outreach and public engagement as well as top mistakes that grant applicants make

Early Career Research Network: Maintaining Mental Health

This session provided guidance on mental health challenges ECRs may face in academia, with a particular focus on impostor syndrome. Sir Keith Burnett:  Chair of the Academic Council; Schmidt Science Fellow, Dr Masoumeh Minou; Wellbeing Promotion Officer, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Swansea University Dr Sarah Ward Clavier

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