Research Seminars

The Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry holds seminars to present the work of its members.  These seminars are free, open to the public, and held on Mondays from 14:00-15:00 in the Lecture Theatre, Academic Unit, Newham Centre for Mental Health E13 8SP



Presented by

 22 Apr'19 Easter Monday Bank Holiday
 29 Apr'19 Tobacco smoking in psychosis: a harm-reduction initiative   Lauren Hickling 
 6 May'19 Early May Bank Holiday
 13 May'19  Virtual reality and depression: a systematic review Merve Dilgil  
 20 May'19  Homelessness and social capital  Nadia Ayed  
 27 May'19 Late May Bank Holiday 
 3 Jun'19  Staff Morale  Alina Sabitova  
 10 Jun'19  Patient Preference  Emma Windle 
 17 Jun'19 Accessibility and acceptability of perinatal mental health services for women from Ethnic Minority groups Fatima Umar
 24 Jun'19 Global Health Teaching Week 
 1 Jul'19  Conceptualising Identity change in Psychosis Maev Conneely 
 8 Jul'19  Implementation of an effective and cost-effective intervention for patients with psychotic disorders in low and middle income countries in South Eastern Europe Boryana Smilenova 
 15 Jul'19 Global Health  Vian Rajabzadeh 
   Summer break returning 22 September 2019

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Research Methods & Tools Training

Training sessions in on a variety of topics of interest to those undertaking research in NHS are held roughly fortnightly on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 in the Lecture Theatre, Academic Unit, Newham Centre for Mental Health E13 8SP



Presented by

 17 Apr'19  Using social media for research Agnes Chevalier & Syeda Akther 
 1 May'19  Archiving (rescheduled) Carolanne Ellis-Brewer 
 15 May'19 EDGE training Brit McInerney 
 29 May'19 Global health seminar:
Substance abuse and Brazil
 Erin Burn, Sana Sajun, Marcelo Santos Cruz
 11 Jun'19
Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm
Framework Analysis Catherine Carr
 26 Jun'19 Global Health Teaching Week
 10 Jul'19 Global health seminar  tbc
24 Jul'19  Introduction to Ethnography  Antoaneta Dimova  
   Summer break
 4 Sep'19 STATA and coding Vicky Bird

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Research Governance Skills Training

As a Noclor partner, ELFT staff can access training courses for free.  Noclor offer courses such as:

  • Critical Appraisal Skill Training Workshop
  • Essential Skills for Clinical Research Nurses
  • Finding the Evidence (Literature Searching Skills)
  • Good Clinical Practice in Research
  • Informed Consent in Clinical Research
  • Principal Investigator in Research
  • Setting Up and Managing the Trial Master File

To check dates and book a course, see the Noclor Training & Resources website

In addition, the Medical Research Council (MRC) Regulatory Support Centre has a number of resources including e-learning courses that are free for all (once you have set up an account), these include:

Good Research Practice

Applicable to everyone in the research community, this e-learning module introduces the principles and guidelines laid out in the MRC's ethic series document Good research practice: Principles and guidelines.

Research Data and Confidentiality

This e-learning course explores the concepts of confidentiality and data protection. This is a complex field, but the course aims to provide you with the framework and tools to interpret the requirements for research with confidence.

Consent and Participant Information Sheet Preparation Guidance

In this guidance you will find information on:

  • The principles of consent (both ethical and legal)
  • How the principles relate to preparation and use of a Participant Information Sheet (PIS) and consent form
  • Recommended content of a PIS and consent form
  • Design and style of an effective PIS and consent form

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