Supervising Masters students undertaking a systematic review – Workshop

Dr Steve MacGillivray, Centre for Evidence Synthesis, Institute for Applied Research in Health and Wellbeing is holding this 3 hour workshop which aims to equip both experienced and less experienced supervisors of Masters students with the skills to confidently guide their students through the planning, conduct and reporting of a systematic review. The workshop will include a combination of didactic and interactive activity.

This workshop will be held on Wednesday 27th May 2015 from 9.30am to 12.30pm in room 2F02, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee and is open to any staff within the Universities of Dundee or St Andrews who supervise Masters students.

The workshop is free but registration essential. To register please email

Workshop in synthesising qualitative research

The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Health Pathway is holding this Workshop on the 11th and 12th of May 2015 at the University of Edinburgh. This Workshop will be run by Dr Ruth Jepson from the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy, for PhD and doctorate students. As it received excellent student feedback last year, Ruth has agreed to run this Workshop once again this year. This two day Workshop is also a great opportunity for students to network, meet with other PhD students like themselves in a national context and get some peer support. Travel is reimbursed for students outside of Edinburgh. A short video from last year’s training can be viewed at the following link:

Further information regarding this Workshop can be found here:

UK-IN Active Implementation Frameworks workshop

The UK Implementation Network are hosting a workshop The Science and Practice of ‘Active Implementation Frameworks’ in improving services to people in London on Friday 24th October

Further details are available here

CECHR Workshop – Social Dimensions of Environmental Change

CECHR is organising a workshop to take place on Thursday 24th April called ‘Social Dimensions of Environmental Change’ which has the aim of facilitating research collaborations across the University under the broad theme of ‘environmental and social sustainability’.

Responding to global environmental change requires research and input from the social sciences in addition to the natural sciences, ranging from education, to social work, politics, anthropology, economics, geography, law and many more. Social issues relating to environmental change are diverse, and include, for example, issues relating to policy, politics and participation, legislation and regulation, reforming institutions, socio-economic structures, social justice and inequality, personal and societal values, beliefs and worldviews. The University of Dundee, and especially with its new remit for transformation, is well placed to provide research expertise to inform these issues and to generate significant research impact. However, much of this expertise is located widely across the University. This event therefore aims to provide opportunities for those with diverse expertise in understanding human social systems to network and explore collaboration in relation to environmental and social sustainability. The facilitated workshop will also include identification of potential joint research projects. The workshop will primarily involve participation and facilitated discussion.

Further details can be found here

If you would like to attend please register by emailing Louise Henderson (cechr

Workshop – Interventions for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviour

This 2-day residential interactive workshop will be held on 27 and 28 May at Dunblane Hydro where participants will work together to create new research ideas around sustaining behaviour change, promoting physical activity (PA) and reducing sedentary behaviour.  Application forms to be submitted by Friday 12th April. Further details are available on the sandpit flyer or at

National Child Development Study & 1970 British Cohort Study: Introductory workshop – University of Edinburgh, 9 April, 2013

This workshop will introduce the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), focusing on the newly available data from the surveys carried out in 2008 when the study members were aged 50 and 38 years respectively.  The taught component of the workshop includes presentations on: survey design, data coverage and methodology; patterns of attrition; using the data dictionaries; and accessing the data.  The hands-on component provides participants with the opportunity to carry out SPSS or Stata analyses using sub-sets of NCDS and BCS70 data, with support from members of the CLS cohort studies team.
This event is designed for new and intending users of data from the studies.  It is jointly organised and delivered by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the Institute of Education, University of London, who are responsible for the studies; and the UK Data Service at the University of Essex, who make data from the studies available for research.  The workshop is hosted by the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) at the University of Edinburgh.
For further details and to book a place: Please visit the ESDS website

Social Network Analysis Workshop A Success

19 people from at least three universities and the NHS attended today’s fully booked workshop, which was presented by Professor Robert Raeside from Edinburgh Napier University. The workshop provided a very good introduction into the varied use of social network analysis in health, social science, and the natural sciences. The audience had very diverse disciplinary backgrounds, including education, public health, sociology, marine biology, law, and many more.

The event was cohosted by AQMeN.

Slides from today’s workshop will soon be available on the AQMeN website and on this newsblog.

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