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

21 May'18Narrative Experiences Online: The NEON StudyRose McGranahan
28 May'18Bank Holiday 
4 Jun'18Psychosocial treatments with no or low medication in mental healthRuth Cooper
11 Jun'18 Improving quality of life and health outcomes of patients with psychosis through a new structured intervention for expanding social networks
Anna Ermakova
18 Jun'18 The PPI Process in Qualitative AnalysisLauren Hickling
25 Jun'18  cancelled
2 Jul'18 Medicalising the moral: the nature of depression presented in sufferers' blogs
Maev Conneely
9 Jul'18 PPI in virtual realityMerve Dilgil
16 Jul'18 Photovoice with TB PatientsSana Sajun
23 Jul'18   Volunteering in mental health – advancing concepts and models Mariana Pinto da Costa 
 Summer break - returning in September  

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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 11:00-12:00 in the Lecture Theatre, Academic Unit, Newham Centre for Mental Health E13 8SP



Presented by

7 Mar'18Applying Information Governance principles to research activitiesJonathan McKee
18 Apr'18Identifying impact in research proposals and potential impact in ongoing studiesDr Reetika Suri & Prof Steph Taylor

4 May'18

Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS)Domenico Giacco
16 May'18 Referencing with MendeleyRuth Cooper
23 May'18  'Built for expansion': the psycho-social life of the WHO’s mhGAP diagnostic algorithmDr China Mills, University of Sheffield
20 Jun'18
GDPR and ResearchKarin Albani
11 Jul'18N of 1 designs Catherine Carr 
18 Jul'18Systematic reviews Vicky Bird
 Summer break - returning in September   

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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

The guidance covers consent in adults, children, young people and adults not able to consent for themselves (in both emergency and non-emergency situations) and takes into account UK-wide requirements.


This online guide leads you through the process of making an application using the Integrated Research Applications System (IRAS).

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