What every new researcher needs to know #Vitaechat

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What every new researcher needs to know #vitaechat

Whatever your situation, taking a professional approach to your development from the start can help make the path smoother, and enable you to be more successful in the long run.

During your doctoral or postdoctoral research you will push the boundary of current knowledge, increasingly becoming an expert in your field. However, being a professional researcher involves not just writing a thesis or papers, but also developing your skills and building your profile. So how do you make the most of your PhD or postdoc and prepare yourself for what’s coming next?

Our moderator will be joined by a panel of researchers at various stages of their careers to discuss what they wish they’d known when starting out. The #vitaechat will help you to answer questions such as:

  • As a PhD researcher, or postdoc in a new role, which first steps should I take?
  • How do I manage my relationship with my supervisor or PI?
  • How do I plan my research project and what are the typical milestones?
  • What kind of development opportunities will I have, and how do I prioritise them?
  • When should I start thinking about my post-PhD career?

Join us on the 19 October, at 12pm on the #vitaechat stream to discuss how to get started and to understand how to prepare yourself for undertaking your doctorate/new research project or new job

Register your interest HERE and you will be sent a reminder.

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Psychology Research Seminar | 11th Oct

Research Seminar
You are cordially invited to the School of Psychology Research Seminar Series, Wednesday 11th October, 2-3pm (refreshments available from 1.45pm) in the Sarah Swift Building SSB0102/SSB0103 (ground floor lecture theatre).

Social angst in teens: Age-typical changes in social-processing and individual differences in social anxiety risk with Dr Jennifer Lau, Kings College London

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Do yeasts regulate coexistence of sympatric Drosphila species?

Research Seminar
This week’s speaker for the University of Lincoln research seminar series is Dr Catrin Gunther, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln.

Venue: JBL3C01
Time: 1.00pm
Date: Friday 9th June 2017

Title: Do yeasts regulate coexistence of sympatric Drosophila species?

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Obtaining NHS Research Ethics Approval | 17 May

Obtaining NHS Research Ethics Approval
You are invited to attend the final College of Social Science Research Seminar for this academic year, which will take place on Wednesday 17th May 2017, between 12pm and 2pm in the Senior Common Room on the 2nd Floor of Bridge House.

  • This session has been coordinated by Prof Martin Tovee, School of Psychology Director of Research
  • The presenters will impart expert advice and useful tips on obtaining NHS approval for research studies
  • Lunch will be provided, so feel free to just turn up – there will be a vegetarian option available, but if you have any further special dietary requirements, please let us know at cossres@lincoln.ac.uk

LIH seminar with Prof Martin Tovee | 3rd May

Professor Martin Tovée from the School of Psychology will lead the next LIH Research Development Seminar entitled, An Interactive Training Program to treat Body Image Disturbance in Anorexia Nervosa

1Basic-info-poster-small-565x800Wednesday 3rd May 2017, from 12.00noon to 2.00pm* in David Chiddick Building room DCB2100.

Body image disturbance is a principal diagnostic criterion for anorexia nervosa (AN), and is a key element of psychological models of this disorder. Put simply, most women with AN over-estimate body size, have negative feelings towards their body and classify lower weight bodies as fat relative to controls. This over-estimation and disparagement of body size, coupled with a morbid dread of becoming overweight, fuels a drive for thinness through abnormal eating patterns and associated behaviours. Its persistence is a predictor of the long term outcome in treatment and its continuation post-treatment is a key predictor of relapse which runs at 30% after 12 months post-treatment.

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Research Seminar: Causal models and DAGs | 11th Apr

EpidemiologyProfessor Graham Law, Professor in Medical Statistics, will give the next CaHRU and LIH seminar on Tuesday 11th April from 2.00pm to 3.00pm in DCB2111.

“Causal models and DAGs” One of the two aims of the scientific methods of epidemiology is to discover the causes, ‘the determinants’ of disease, or ‘health related states’. This implies we can conduct causal modelling which brings with it a whole host of problems, complexities and arguments. I will discuss some of the core elements of causal modelling, such as the counterfactual, and then examine confounding, competing exposures, and randomised controlled trials. Then we will all explore Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAGs).”

For further information please contact Susan Bowler, Editorial Assistant, College of Social Science, sbowler@lincoln.ac.uk