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Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminars 2017-18

We are pleased to be able to give notice of the dates and details of our forthcoming programme of seminars for semester one:

31 October - Our new Professor, Chrissie Rogers will be presenting her research - 'Beyond the Crime: Offenders with learning difficulties and/or mental health problems and their families'. This will take place between 1-2pm, and will be chaired by Dr. Carole Binns in room C9. For those of you who haven't met Chrissie yet, I have attached her profile from Aston University, where she is currently working.

28 November - Dr. Martyn Housden, Reader in Modern History - 'Eric Fromm's Psychoanalysis: Discussion and Application'. 1-2pm in room C9, to be chaired by Dr. Paul Sullivan.

6 December - Professor Simon Duncan, in room C8, between 1-2pm. The title of the presentation is: 'Tradition and Modernity: queers, weddings and clergymen' and it will be chaired by Dr. Clare Beckett-Wrighton.

Faculty of Health Studies

Research Seminars

All sessions will be held in Chesham B1.21 unless otherwise informed. Please book by accepting calendar invites (in Faculty) or email Jyoti Maisuria -  


Session title

Led by

Date and time

Suitable for

Revisit pebblepad

Dr Mel Cooper

Mon 9th Nov 12-13

PGR students


Conference skills: presentation and designing a poster

Dr Sahdia Parveen

Wed 6th Dec  


Academic staff and PGR students

Writing for publication

Dr  Mel Cooper

Mon 8th Jan 2018


Academic staff and PGR students

Making impact with your research

Prof Gail Mountain

Thurs 8th Feb 12-13

Academic staff and PGR students

from philosophy to research methodology

Dr Mel Cooper

Wed 7th March


Academic staff and PGR students

ethics and research

Andy Scally

Dr Mel Cooper

Mon 16th April 13-15

Academic staff and PGR students

Creative methods for involving harder to reach participants in research

Dr Andrea Capstick

Wed 16th May 12-13

Academic staff and PGR students

10 things to know about thematic analysis

Dr Mel Cooper

Wed 11th July 12-13

Academic staff and PGR students


Being an Academic: Raising the Game

The content of our fantastic presentations within the Faculty of Health is now confirmed. We’d love you to join us! All sessions 1-2pm.

Please confirm attendance via your calendar invite in Outlook or (if you are from another faculty) please email Jyoti Maisuria -

  • 15th Nov Prof Udy Archibong ‘Inclusion and Diversity’ research
  • 17th Jan Dr Jae Hargan Mental ill health in nursing and midwifery education: A critical discourse analysis’
  • 21st Feb Dr Fiona Meddings ‘Investigating Assessment in Higher Education: Demystifying marking and grading to reveal expert practices’
  • 21st March The dementia team– dementia research
  • 18th April Prof Allan Kellehear—the digital health zone and health technology research
  • 16th May Dr Jane Wray ‘Perceptions of culturally competent practice behaviour and Transition from student to fully autonomous practitioner.’
  • 20th June Prof Neil Small- ‘health inequalities’ research 
  • 18th July Prof Allan Kellehear- ‘End of life care’ research

Research Masterclass

Martina Roes (Professor of Nursing Science and Health Care Research, University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany) will be the next international expert to visit the University as a member of the International Advisory Panel supporting our Alzheimer’s Society Bradford Doctoral Training Centre on Improving Transitions in Dementia Care.

Martina will be facilitating a Research Masterclass about ‘How can implementation science help us to improve transitions for people affected by dementia?’ on 14th November 9.30am – 11.30am in the Bright Building. By the end of the masterclass those attending will be able to:

  • Understand what is dissemination and implementation research science 
  • Give examples of how to use implementation strategies to improve dementia care including transitions in location or level of care
  • Identify the key challenges in conducting implementation research and how to overcome them
  • Consider how it might enhance our research into transitions in dementia care

 If you would like to attend this Research Masterclass please REGISTER HERE.



Translate: Me - Innovation Bootcamp

Transforming medtech researchers

Date: Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th December 2017

Venue: Weetwood Hall, Leeds
Translate: Me - Innovation Bootcamp is a hands on, three-day residential workshop designed to empower Early Career Researchers and Postgraduate research students to innovate more effectively, navigating the complexities of getting ideas developed, adopted and spread throughout the NHS.
Translate: Me - Innovation Bootcamp is open to 25 delegates from across the five Translate partner universities. It will cover the innovation development process from idea to reality, and is engineered to provide the intensity encountered in real product development.

  • Actual case studies will be used to equip learners with a real understanding of the challenges facing innovation in healthcare;
  • Teams will produce a short business case and pitch in front of a panel of ‘dragons’ – the winning team will receive a prize worth over £1000;
  • This workshop will provide delegates with the tools to efficiently identify and scope genuine clinical unmet need through to pitching a new product or service.

Participants are expected to be resident for the full duration of the workshop, i.e. from Monday 9am to Wednesday 5pm (unless otherwise agreed).

Apply now by filling in the online form (opens form in a browser window). Spaces cost £50 per delegate, which includes accommodation and all catering.

Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a competitive basis and balanced across partner universities.

Deadline for applications: 6th October 2017

Full details can be downloaded from the Translate website.

Any queries should please be directed to the Translate team on


Faculty of Life Sciences

Seminars (& Guest Lectures)

Support our Research Culture!

These downloadable schedules show all of the different topics being covered this year. Although aimed at certain audiences, everyone is welcome to join. Please follow any stipulated booking instructions, where applicable.




Faculty of Engineering and Informatics

Seminars and PGR Events

There is an extensive schedule of research events that all interested PGR students are welcome to attend. 


Faculty of Management and Law


23 October 2017 Speakers: Dr Graham Manville, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia and Ian Fouweather, Faculty of Management and Law, University of Bradford.  Do Management Consultants Steal Your Watch and Then Tell You the Time?  Or do they help you and your business” [if you have not done so already, but wish to register there are still places, please click on the link:]

27 November 2017; Speaker Adrian Nixon, Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and advisory board member for the National Graphene Association in the USA.  The Future: A User’s Guide” – For most of us the future has arrived….But was it what we expected? And who decided it?" [If you wish to learn more and attend this KTN event – please click on the link:]

Future events will be held on the following dates. Please put these in your diary and we will circulate details of the events nearer the time.

  • 29 January 2018, Arthur Francis Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm-8.15pm.
  • 26 February 2018, Arthur Francis Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm-8.15pm.
  • 16 April 2018, Arthur Francis Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm-8.15pm.
  • 21 May 2018, Arthur Francis Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm-8.15pm.
  • 18 June 2018, Arthur Francis Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm-8.15pm.





All events held at the Arthur Francis Lecture Theatre, Faculty of Management and Law. All are 5.30pm-8.15pm.

North West & Yorkshire Training Group

These are training sessions that are being made available FREE to Bradford doctoral students. All you need is the time and to talk to your supervisor about covering travel expenses.

The following institutions, through an informal network, are sharing certain sessions:

  • University of Chester
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Bradford
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Salford
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Leeds Trinity University
  • University of Huddersfield.



10th October 2017

Understanding and Using Grounded Theory


26th October 2017

Patents and Patenting for Scientists and Engineers

To register for either of these please email Maddie Hickman

Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative

NARTI is a network of research-led universities in the north of England, including the University of Bradford Faculty of Managaement and Law. It provides specialist advanced training through the facilitation of events, retreats and conferences to establish networks to share cross-regional expertise. It is organised and adminsitered by the University of Leeds.

It supports researchers by:

  • facilitating opportunities for doctoral, early career researchers and staff to attend events such as regional events;
  • running an Annual Conference for doctoral researchers focused on advanced training;
  • providing an arena for these people to network and share research interests, contacts and best practice.