Research Training

Mental Health Research Symposium for Early Career Researchers

Date: 27th August 2013 (9am - 4pm)
Venue: Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical Centre, University of Glasgow

A review of this event will be available in due course

A selection of speakers presentations are available on request. Please email the network administrator to request these.

SMHRN and University of Glasgow - Research Training Day 2012 review

On the 12th June 2012, SMHRN and the University of Glasgow co-hosted their second Research Training Day for people interested or involved in mental health research.

The event was attended by over 65 people from across Scotland, with varying amounts of research experience, and from a range of NHS and academic backgrounds including nursing, psychiatry and psychology.

Speakers on the day included Prof Stephen Lawrie (PsySTAR), Dr Daniel Smith (datasets), Prof John Norrie (complex interventions), Prof Sally Wyke (wellbeing), Dr Jonathan Cavanagh (biological mechanisms), Prof Andrew Jahoda (psychological therapies), Prof Frank Sulivan (data and recruitment methods), Dr Isobel Cameron (depression in primary care), and Dr Rajeev krishnadas (PhD student experience).

A selection of speakers presentations are available on request. Please email the network administrator to request these.

Feedback from the event:

"It was great to learn more about SMHRN and other projects which are being run accross Scotland"

"I have developed a better understanding of the process of carrying out research and the potential challenges involved at each stage of this process. I have gained an awareness of current research being carried out"

"It was good to gain some knowledge of the multiple large datasets available for analysis, both in terms of having data to tap in to and also to generate ideas for further large datasets"

"An insight into methodologies and the research process within large scale research projects"

"I have a renewed enthusiasm for seeking to include all patients within research activities, not just the easy to reach"

"Interesting insight into conducting complex experimental work"

Possible future events and workshops

  • Working up your research idea: methodology, statistics, funding, and user involvement clinics
  • Research Fair: meet existing researchers to see how you could get involved in their studies
  • Involving service users in research

We would welcome your ideas about the kinds of training events that you would find useful, so please do get in touch. Please contact the SMHRN team if you would like to be added to our mailing list to hear about future events

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