Be Inspired! Lecture: Dr Anna Tarrant – Becoming a Future (research) Leader: a story of my academic journey

Dr Anna Tarrant, University of Lincoln, College of Social Science, School of Social and Political Science

In this presentation, Anna tells the story of her journey to an award of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. These prestigious fellowships support researchers to make the transition from early to established career, as well as to internationalise their research. The development of the proposal required careful consideration, not only of the planned research, but also how the Fellow expects to develop their leadership in research. Anna therefore provides an overview of the planned study, ‘Following Young Fathers Further’ and its potential to advance theoretical, methodological and substantive agendas with real policy and practice implications for young fathers. She also considers the mechanisms for ensuring the success of the bid and how she plans to take this forward as her journey to leadership progresses.

  • Tuesday 3rd March 2020
  • Lecture 6pm
  • Wine Reception 7pm
  • Minerva Building – Jackson Lecture Theatre

Anna Tarrant is an Associate Professor in Sociology based in the School of Social and Political Sciences, her research has broadly focused on men’s care responsibilities and support needs, particularly in low-income families. This work has been funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship (2014-2018) and the Leeds Social Sciences Institute Impact Acceleration Account (2016-2017).

Anna is currently a steering group member for the Fatherhood Development Programme and for the Aspiring to be a ‘Child Friendly Lincoln’ initiative called ‘Children of Lincoln’ chaired by Dr Sue Bond-Taylor. She has also recently been appointed to the editorial board of Sociology and Gender, Place and Culture.

This lecture is free to attend, but booking is essential:

College of Social Science Annual Showcase: Applying Social Science at a Civic University

College of Social Science Annual Showcase: Applying Social Science to a Civic University, UoL CoSS events, research

 

This year, the College of Social Science will focus it’s showcase around Applying Social Science at a Civic University. The aim of this event is to engage and improve connections with local partners and showcase research collaborations and their impact on the community.

Speakers from both the academic and local community will share their work and ideas. The day will feature presentations of some of the college’s best research as well as showcasing some of the successful work carried out with local partners and communities.

 

Pint of Science

On May 20th-22nd 2019 University of Lincoln staff and students took their research to the pubs of Lincoln as Pint of Science came to the city for the first time. 18 talks were given by 20 researchers across 3 evenings in 3 venues, welcoming members of the public to explore the discoveries of University of Lincoln scientists, with audiences describing the experience as a:
“Fantastic opportunity to reach a wider audience at a relaxed and enjoyable event.”

Amanda Roberts Recieves Funding For Gambling Conference

Dr Amanda Roberts, University of Lincoln, College of Social Science, School of Psychology, UoL CoSS research

Amanda Roberts has received funding form the Society from the Study of Addictions (SSA) to host the first Current Advances in Gambling Research (GAGR) on 12th July 2019 alongside colleagues from UEL.  The conference will be held at University Square Stratford, University of East London and is free to attend.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Current Advances in Gambling Research (2019): Gambling Research in the UK

Fri, 12 July 2019, 09:30 – 16:00 BST

University of East London, Water Lane, London E15 4LZ

The conference aims to bring together inter-disciplinary academic experts in a range of gambling fields, including (but not limited to) behaviour, addiction, clinical treatment services, economics, and neuroscience to discuss the latest data driven developments in research on gambling in a supportive and critically reflective environment. We aim to showcase some of the excellent gambling research being done in the UK, and provide a networking opportunity for researchers. Although primarily a research driven academic conference, attendance is open to everyone.

Up to 8 further presentation slots (15 minutes each) are also available. If you are interested in presenting your research at this conference, please submit an abstract via the following link (max 1750 characters):

The deadline for abstract submission is MONDAY 13th MAY. Successful submissions will be notified by Friday 17th May.

The deadline for conference registration is MONDAY 24th JUNE.

 

College of Social Science Showcase: Applying Social Science at a Civic University

College of Social Science Annual Showcase: Applying Social Science to a Civic University, UoL CoSS events, research

This year, the College of Social Science will focus its showcase around Applying Social Science at a Civic University.  The aim of the event is to engage and improve connections with local partners and showcase research collaborations and their impact on the community.

The Vice Chancellor will open the event and share her vision of a 21st Century Civic University.

Speakers from both the academic and local community will share their work and ideas and there will be networking opportunities throughout the day.

The day will feature presentations of some of the College’s best research as well as showcasing some of the successful work carried out with local partners and communities.

Join us for what promises to be an exciting and thought provoking day.

Programme

09.15-09.45 – Registration & coffee

09.45-10.00 – Welcome by VC/PVC Head of College

Prof Mary Stuart/Prof Duncan French

10.00-11.30 – Session 1

Dr Trish Jackman, Dr Mike Slaven, Dr Coral Sirdifield, Dr Scarlett McArdle, Dr Rachael Sharpe and Dr Amanda Roberts

11.30-11.45 – Comfort Break

11.45-13.00 – Session 2 

Dr Kay Ritchie, Dr James Heydon, Prof Mo Ray, Mr Ben Hudson and Dr Kate Timmins

13.00-14.00 – Networking lunch

14.00-14.30 – Afternoon Speaker –

Dr Ian Carter

‘Engaging the local Community’

14.30-16:00 – Session 3

Prof Niro Siriwardena, Dr Catherine Bochel & Dr Mark Bennister, Dr Ros Kane & Macmillan Trust, Prof Todd Hogue & Lincolnshire Action Trust

Session 1-3 chaired by Mr Nigel Horner

16:00-16:10 – Comfort Break

16:10-16:40 Plenary Discussion 

‘College Priorities: Moving Forwards’

Prof Duncan French

16.40-17:30 – Drinks Reception

For more information, email cossevents@lincoln.ac.uk

 

 

Systematic Review Seminar

Dr Ffion Curtis, University of Lincoln, College of Social Science, Lincoln Institute for Health UoL CoSS LiH research Dr Arwel Jones, University of Lincoln, College of Social Science, Lincoln Institute for Health UoL CoSS LiH research

 

 

 

 

This workshop provides you with an introduction on how to source and review research within your own fields and practice. This could be valuable to your organisation in that it could ensure new projects and interventions are grounded in the most up to date knowledge and research. This session will be led by Arwel Jones and Ffion Curtis from the Lincoln Institute of Health

This taster session is aimed at clinicians, managers, service delivery staff and anyone with an interest in improving service delivery through research. No previous research experience is required but an interest in such things as service improvement, evaluation and policy development would be advantageous.

For further enquiries, please email: cossres@lincoln.ac.uk


University of Lincoln, College of Social Science Training

Dr Arwel Jones, University of Lincoln, Lincoln Institute for Health

Dr Ffion Curtis, University of Lincoln, Lincoln Institute for Health


 

 

 

 

 

British Academy ‘Representing Homelessness’ Conference

Location: University of Lincoln

Date: Thu 18th Jul 2019, 09:00 to Fri 19th Jul 2019, 17:00

Book here: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/representing-homelessness

Homelessness is a lived experience for many thousands of people every day. This experience is routinely captured in different kinds of texts: newspapers, TV scripts, novels, expert research, government policy documents, and the law. Broadly-defined, texts have an enormous impact upon public perceptions of homelessness, but are also used by homeless people to represent their condition to others and to themselves. This multidisciplinary conference will examine the ‘textuality’ of homelessness across a range of areas, bringing together activists, journalists, artists, academics, and people who have personal experience of homelessness.

Convenors:
Dr Owen Clayton, University of Lincoln
Katie Dorr, University of Lincoln
Nigel Horner, University of Lincoln
Professor Peter Somerville, University of Lincoln

Speakers include:
Dr Tymon Adamczewski, Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego, Poland
Alex Andreou, Writer
Lord John Bird MBEThe Big Issue (Provisional)
Tessa Buchanan, Garden Court Chambers
Professor Phil Brown, University of Salford
Dr Owen Clayton, University of Lincoln
Dr Juliet Foster, Kings College London
Nigel Horner, University of Lincoln
Jon Kuhrt, Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government
Anthony Luvera, Coventry University
Lucy Picksley, University of Lincoln
Dr Susan A. Phillips, Pitzer College, California
Radcliffe Royds, Writer and performer
Dr Ligia Teixeira, The Centre for Homelessness Impact
Dr Beth Watts, Heriot-Watt University

A draft programme is available here:

Registration
This event will take place at the University of Lincoln. A registration fee is payable at the time of booking.

If you have any questions please email Dr Owen Claytonoclayton@lincoln.ac.uk

NeighbourHood Teams and The Lincolnshire STP

Beckie McConville  and Victoria Sleight who are Leads for the Neighbourhood Teams in Lincolnshire are coming in to talk about their work and the STP. Since the Lincolnshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan was published, a number of projects have delivered great results. The STP are committed to improving the quality of health and care services provided in Lincolnshire and boosting health and wellbeing for all of their residents. Last year, they opened a new, bespoke, ten bed male psychiatric unit in Lincoln, offering intensive treatment. This means that since July 2017 patients have not needed to travel outside of the county for inpatient care; a much better patient journey.

For further enquiries, please contact cossres@lincoln.ac.uk.

College of Social Science Showcase 2018

Welcome to the annual College of Social Science Showcase programme. This is a real celebration of some of our research ad enterprise successes over the past year and includes presentations from relatively new, the more seasoned and also our very experienced researchers and academics. The staff presenting have been carefully selected so I am anticipating a lively and varied event, which reflects the diverse range of disciplines sitting under the broad umbrella of Social Science. Come prepared to ask questions, engage in the debates, discover what research your colleagues are engaged in and make the most of the networking opportunities. I’ll look forward to catching up with you over the course of the day.

 

– Sara Owen