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

23 Sep'19 Global mental health Vian Rajabzadeh
30 Sep'19 Where does the therapy happen in arts therapies and how? An exploration of underlying theories Catherine Carr
7 Oct'19  Social networks and mental health Domenico Giacco
14 Oct'19 The systemic assessment clinic in general psychiatry. A service evaluation and why it could not be published  Maria Turri
21 Oct'19 Different trials, different lessons  Stefan Priebe
28 Oct'19 IMPULSE: update from the clinical trial Manuela Russo
4 Nov'19  TACK cluster-RCT: Internal Pilot Results Phil McNamee
11 Nov'19 Personal experience as a recovery resource in psychosis: Narrative Experiences ONline (NEON) Zivile Jakaite
18 Nov'19  Workforce migration in the Baltic countries Lina Matutyte
25 Nov'19  Building resilience in youth living in Latin America Vicky Bird
2 Dec'19   Quality of life of service users in mental health services – implementation of DIALOG in ELFT Fritzi Mosler 
9 Dec'19  Tobacco smoking and its association with cognition in first episode psychosis Lauren Hickling 
16 Dec'19  tbc tbc
  Winter break returning 6 January 2020   
6 Jan'20  tbc Agnes Chevalier 
13 Jan'20 Update on the ASsuRED project  Mimi Suzuki 
20 Jan'20 Update on the Impulse project  Nikolina Jovanovic  

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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 every third week, mainly on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 in the Lecture Theatre, Academic Unit, Newham Centre for Mental Health E13 8SP



Presented by

25 Sep'19 Photovoice Methodology   Sana Sajun 

10 Oct'19

De-escalation and working with people with complex trauma   John Conolly 
30 Oct'19 Introduction to linguistic ethnography (rescheduled)  Prof Deborah Swinglehurst
13 Nov'19  Global Health Seminar: West Nile Project (rescheduled)  Sana Sajun, Erin Burn & Dave Baillie  
11 Dec'19 
STATA and coding (cancelled  Vicky Bird
   Winter break returning 22 January 2020  
22 Jan'20 Project management: the set up and maintenance of a project   Ann Thompson & Sian Newton 

12 Feb'20

Supportive music and imagery experiential session   Catherine Carr 
 26 Feb'20 Factor Analysis Nadia Ayed 

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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)
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