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24 October, 2018 - Men’s health & women’s health or gender health – interrelatedness in the health of men and women

Time: 12:30:00 - 14:00:00

Organised by UCL Institute for Global Health

Join us for the second event of the Masculinities and Health seminar series, where Dr Alan White will explore the emergence of men’s health as a breakaway from the mainstream ‘gender health’, and what it has learned as a separate endeavour. He will also consider if we should revert to an overall analysis of gender and health or if we still need to be studying men qua men and women qua women. The seminar will take the form of short presentations on the role of sex differences, gendered socio-cultural experiences of health and political implications separated by group discussion. To register for a space, email igh.gendercentre@ucl.ac.uk.

Location: Room B, Wellcome Trust Building, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Anna Purdie

Email: a.purdie@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

24 October, 2018 - Writing Effective Data Management Plans

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:30:00

This 1½ hour workshop is particularly relevant for researchers who will have to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application. Overview: Research Data Management (RDM) is an increasingly important skill for researchers across all disciplines and career stages. Research funders are increasingly introducing new requirements around Data Management as part of the application process. Often researchers will be asked to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application or be required to share data at the end of a project. This workshop will provide a practical overview of the major issues in RDM including how to meet funder requirements, how to effectively store data during your project, and making decisions about whether to share research data. As part of the workshop participants will begin to develop a data management plan.

Location: TBC, , London,

Contact: Kate Brown

Email: kate.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 6295

25 October, 2018 - 'Health for All': How relevant is the Alma-Ata Declaration 40 years on?

Time: 12:30:00 - 14:00:00

Organised by UCL Population Health

The 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration was a major public health milestone of the twentieth century. It was the first international declaration stating the importance of primary health care, community action and the determinants of health outside the health system. It also emphasised the right to health and outlined governments' role and responsibilities to the health of their citizens. Forty years on, an Alma- Ata Declaration 2.0 is to be discussed in October at the World Health Assembly in May 2019 and is expected to renew the emphasis on primary care as the main driver of people-centred health systems leading to universal health care. To coincide with the anniversary, UCL's Faculty of Population Health Sciences is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss what progress has been made and the relevance of the Declaration in 2018. Other panellists and chair TBC.

Location: Leolin Price Lecture Theatre, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

Contact: Alice Ferns

Email: a.ferns@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 203 108 6792

25 October, 2018 - FAIR Data Sharing

Time: 13:00:00 - 14:00:00

As part of Open Access week, UCL's Research Data Support team will be running a lunchtime session on the most effective ways to share your research data. The first half of the session will give researchers an introduction to the principles and practicalities involved in data sharing. It will also seek to outline the principles of FAIR data and how this relates to the production and use of data over the research lifecycle. During the second half of the session UCL's Research Data Management team and Open Access team will host a drop-in to help answer any questions about sharing research data, Open Access Publishing, RPS or Open Science.

Location: IAS Common Ground, South Wing UCL Main Building , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Ruth Wainman

Email: r.wainman@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

29 October, 2018 - Dementia and Technology: Mental Health Question Time

Time: 18:00:00 - 21:00:00

Technology in dementia: Innovating or isolating? The number of people living with dementia worldwide is forecast to grow from 50 to 130 million by 2050. There are currently no disease modifying treatments available and dementia poses an enormous challenge for society. Could technology provide solutions? Technological approaches have been suggested to help diagnosis and assessment, assist independent living, compensate for some memory and functional difficulties, and provide safe and effective care. Join the public discussion in Mental Health Question Time on Monday 29th October as we bring together, in collaboration with the Economic and Social Research Council, a diverse international panel of clinicians, carers, engineers, and sociologists to discuss the potential for technology to transform dementia care.

Location: LT1, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: UCL Division of Psychiatry

Email: b.courtney@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 October, 2018 - Tricks of the Trade with Carey Jewitt: Developing your research identity

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

A challenge facing early career researchers is how to develop your research identity: evolving your research identity whilst working as part of a team on a research project; balancing being focused on specific research areas and methods with being flexible in your research career, etc. In this talk Carey Jewitt will discuss these and other issues in relation to her own career and experience and help participants think about their current challenges and future career plans.

Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room, UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Research), 2 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BT

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8713 (internal: 28713)

31 October, 2018 - Introduction to Economic Evaluation workshop

Time: -

This one day, hands-on workshop aims to provide an introduction to addressing these challenges. It is run buy the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy. The course is aimed at staff in frontline services in the NHS and local governement, who have limited experience of conducting economic evaluations and decision making analysis. After attending this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to undertake your own simple economic evaluation of a local intervention or service, and be able to appraise other evaluations. This worksop is suitable for staff from NHS Trusts, Local Authorities and CCGs who need to evaluate local programmes or service from an economic perspective as part of their work. It is not aimed at academics and/or researchers.

Location: TBC, , London,

Contact: NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy

Email: clahrc.academy@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

1 November, 2018 - Launch of the UCL IRDR Centre for Digital Public Health in Emergencies

Time: 18:00:00 - 19:30:00

Organised by UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction

Recent health emergencies - including the SARS, Zika, Ebola outbreaks, and the Haiti and Nepal earthquakes - have unnecessarily taken thousands lives and cost the global economy billions. These events have shown the limits of current health systems' capacity and communities resilience to respond to emergencies at local, national and international levels. Bringing together experts from UCL and external stakeholders, the new Centre will lead on interdisciplinary research, training and policy advice to improve global health through community engagement using mobile technology, and strengthen emergency preparedness and rapid response by real-time data modelling, analytics and early warning systems. Join us to learn more and hear from a panel of high profile international speakers from global health, digital health, environmental risk and reduction, emergencies and disaster surveillance and planning. and to celebrate the launch of the new Centre. Networking drinks reception will follow.

Location: G08, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: Dr Caroline Wood

Email: caroline.wood@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)2031081101

5 November, 2018 - Advanced Stata: Programming and other techniques to make your life easier

Time: -

A five day course from the Population Studies Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The course is aimed at researchers and other professionals, from any discipline, who regularly use Stata for analysis but want to learn how to work more efficiently. It would be particularly suited to those who are about to embark on large analyses. We will cover a range of topics including: • efficient ways of working using do files commands that allow you to manipulate data and to easily create new summary variables and datasets. • Stata's commands for accessing and outputting results including put excel to send results to Excel, a similar command to send output to Word documents and two simple commands to write text files and Stata datasets containing results. • creating new commands (programs) for Stata. Cost: £1385

Location: , , London,

Contact: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Email: shortcourses@lshtm.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

7 November, 2018 - UCL Early Career Researchers Writing Retreat

Time: 09:30:00 - 17:00:00

Need to write fellowship applications, grant applications or papers but can't find time or motivation? The Environment Domain Early Career Network (EDEN), UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain Early Career Network (ECN) and the IoE Academic Writing Centre are holding a writing retreat on 7th - 9th November (you can register for one, two or all of the days). You will have time dedicated to writing, away from daily distractions such as email and have an opportunity to focus solely on their writing, alongside peer ECRs doing the same. There will be breakout activities from helping you plan your work to relaxation and refreshments will be provided.

Location: Wolfson Centre, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, Mecklenburgh Square, London, WC1N 2AP

Contact: Sophie Bennett

Email: sophie.bennett.10@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 November, 2018 - Creating Connections East

Time: 15:00:00 - 17:00:00

Creating Connections East is our regular networking event that brings together staff and postgraduate students from University College London and the University of East London with representatives from community organisations, charities, residents’ groups, social enterprises and statutory organisations. We have a mixture of themed discussions in small groups with more informal hob-nobbing; the aim is to find areas of common interest and encourage collaborative working. Previous events have had a good turn out and we’re now onto our sixth edition. If you work or are a postgrad student at UCL or UEL and are interested in making links with community organisations from East London and beyond – please come along. Light refreshments will be provided.

Location: Stratford Library, The Grove, London, E15 1EL

Contact: John Braime or Briony Fleming

Email: j.braime@ucl.ac.uk; b.fleming@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

8 November, 2018 - Realising aspirations? Gender, ethnicity and job inequalities

Time: 17:00:00 - 19:00:00

Our research shows that even from a very young age, when girls and boys think about what they want to be when they grow up, they tend to go for jobs where their own gender make up most of the workforce. And the jobs girls set their sights on pay on average 27 per cent or £6.49 less per hour than those their male peers aspire to. On the other hand, while ethnic minorities, and particularly minority girls, may have high hopes of a well-paying job, in reality they do not go on to fulfil these aspirations. At this event we will explore recent findings from two national longitudinal studies, funded by the ESRC: the Millennium Cohort Study, which has been following the lives of around 19,000 children born in the UK at the turn of the century, and Next Steps, which is following around 16,000 people now in their late twenties. This event is free to attend but guests must complete the online booking from the link below.

Location: London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

Contact: Centre for Longitudinal Studies,

Email: cls@ioe.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6875

8 November, 2018 - Urban Lab Films: The Experimental City

Time: 18:20:00 - 20:45:00

Organised by UCL Urban Laboratory

In the 1960s, renowned scientist, inventor and comic-strip author Athelstan Spilhaus, dreams of a new kind of city environment. Alarmed by a growing environmental crisis in America, he designs a domed metropolis where technology and innovative design eradicate the excessive pollution and waste levels typical in contemporary cityscapes. Spilhaus receives funding and support from high government officials, prominent scientists and political insiders to build ‘The Experimental City’ in rural Minnesota. Yet his utopian dream is halted with resistance from rural residents and state conservationists, who are driven by mistrust and pessimism. Directed by Chad Freidrichs (The Pruitt-Igoe Myth), 'The Experimental City' looks at the hopes and realities behind this mission to build a city of the future. This one-off Urban Lab Films screening is in partnership with Bertha DocHouse and will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Professor Matthew Beaumont (Co-Director, UCL Urban Laboratory).

Location: Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, London, WC1N 1AW

Contact: Jordan Rowe

Email: urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3108 9402

12 November, 2018 - How to find patient partners, and keep them involved

Time: 11:00:00 - 13:00:00

This session is for anyone looking to involve patients in their research. Learn where to go to find people who will get involved, and how to help them remain engaged. The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 November, 2018 - Building relationships: how to work with patients and the public

Time: 12:00:00 - 14:00:00

This session is for people who are ready to run PPI activities. Learn how to work sensitively with patients and the wider public, including language barriers and making PPI accessible The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 November, 2018 - Intro to PPI: what can PPI do for you?

Time: 14:30:00 - 16:30:00

This session is for people who are ready to run PPI activities. Learn how to work sensitively with patients and the wider public, including language barriers and making PPI accessible The National Institute for Health Research University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre in partnership with UCLPartners is running a programme of regular award-winning workshops for clinical academic researchers on patient and public involvement (PPI) in research. The workshops, which are supported by the Wellcome Trust and open to researchers working in UCLPartners partnership organisations, are practical and the aim is to build up researchers’ skills in effectively involving lay people in the research process, from setting research priorities to designing protocols. Please note these workshops are for researchers and concern the active involvement of lay people in the research process and are not about the recruitment of participants to a trial.

Location: Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London,

Contact: PPI Helpdesk

Email: ppihelpdesk@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

13 November, 2018 - Introduction to Skylark Data Sharing Platform

Time: 10:00:00 - 12:00:00

Over the last 72 years, the MRC National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD) has collected data across life on the health and social circumstances of a representative sample (N=5362) of men and women born in England, Scotland or Wales This workshop will take you through our new data sharing platform, Skylark (https://skylark.ucl.ac.uk)

Location: 20 , Bedford Way , London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL

Email: eresearch@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

14 November, 2018 - UCL Environment Domain Health Workshop

Time: 13:30:00 - 15:00:00

The Environment Domain, in association with UCL Public Policy, UCL Press and EDEN are hosting an Autumn Workshop Series, designed to showcase the support on offer for environmental researchers at UCL, highlight new opportunities and build collaborative networks across UCL. We are inviting researchers to showcase a brief 5-10 minute summary of their past, present and future research to help widen connections in environmental research across the University and facilitate exchanging of ideas. Each workshop will focus on a dedicated Environment Domain Working Group. Researchers from all UCL departments and career stages are welcome to attend, and you can attend more than 1 workshop. You are signing up for the Health working group workshop held on 14 November 2018. Please note this is open to UCL based researchers/staff/postgraduate students only.

Location: 784, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H0AL

Contact: UCL Environment Research Domain

Email: Environment@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +442076792568

15 November, 2018 - FPHS International Lecture 2018 - Advancing Nutrition for Global Health

Time: 17:30:00 - 18:30:00

Organised by UCL Institute for Global Health

UCL Faculty of Population Health Sciences are delighted to announce that Professor Wafaie Fawzi from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will be visiting the Faculty to give the FPHS International Lecture 2018. Title: Advancing Nutrition for Global Health: From Discovery Research to Implementation Science About the Lecture: Much progress has been achieved in reducing maternal and child mortality globally, but significant gaps remain particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Prof Fawzi will share ideas on addressing the double burden of malnutrition, and relationships to infectious diseases and adverse pregnancy and child health outcomes. The event will be followed by refreshments in the Winter Gardens. Booking is essential

Location: Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute for Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London,

Contact: Sarah Sterlini

Email: s.sterlini@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

19 November, 2018 - UCL BBSRC Executive Visit and Showcase

Time: 11:30:00 - 15:00:00

We are delighted to welcome Professor Melanie Welham, the BBSRC’s Executive Chair and other members of the BBSRC Executive to UCL. The day will showcase UCL’s world-class bioscience and biotechnology research, and forms part of UCL’s Strategic Partnership with BBSRC. You are invited to attend the BBSRC Executive Chair’s talk and Showcase, which will be a great opportunity to hear from Professor Welham on the future of UK bioscience funding and engage in interactive discussion with BBSRC staff. There will also be talks from BBSRC-funded academics to demonstrate the breadth and quality of research at UCL. Who should attend this event? - Anyone working in, or with an interest in research within BBSRC’s remit areas, whether or not you are funded by BBSRC. We especially encourage early career researchers to attend.

Location: Room 421, Roberts Building, Malet Place, London, WC1E 7JE

Contact: SLMS Facilitators

Email: slms.facilitators@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

21 November, 2018 - Writing Effective Data Management Plans

Time: 14:00:00 - 15:30:00

This 1½ hour workshop is particularly relevant for researchers who will have to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application. Overview: Research Data Management (RDM) is an increasingly important skill for researchers across all disciplines and career stages. Research funders are increasingly introducing new requirements around Data Management as part of the application process. Often researchers will be asked to produce a Data Management Plan as part of a funding application or be required to share data at the end of a project. This workshop will provide a practical overview of the major issues in RDM including how to meet funder requirements, how to effectively store data during your project, and making decisions about whether to share research data. As part of the workshop participants will begin to develop a data management plan.

Location: TBC, , London,

Contact: Kate Brown

Email: kate.brown@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)203 108 6295

23 November, 2018 - Demonstrating real world impact through your research

Time: 11:00:00 - 14:00:00

It’s not always easy for academics and researchers to see the impact of their work. Traditional markers of influence, such as citations, are not sufficient to tell the story of impact. This interactive session will be an opportunity for Early Career Researchers to discuss with a panel of experienced publishers how we can work together to challenge simplistic and outdated approaches to impact, shifting beyond metrics and celebrating impact of all shapes and sizes.

Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room, UCL Office of the Vice-Provost (Research) , 2 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BT

Contact: Michael Reade

Email: m.reade@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 8713 (internal: 28713)

27 November, 2018 - Lunch Hour Lecture: What Can the ONS Longitudinal Study Tell Us about Time Travel and about the Force?

Time: 13:10:00 - 13:55:00

The ONS Longitudinal Study is a sample of around 1% of persons in England and Wales, drawn from the decennial census. The sample comprises all people born on four (undisclosed) days spread through the year. Sample members’ census records from 1971 through to 2011 are linked together. This lecture describes the study for those who have not used it before – and explains how to apply to use it – by drawing on two examples. Firstly, we consider the film Back To The Future, and ask ‘what can the census tell us about time-travel?’. Mirroring the plot structure as far as we can, we compare the outcomes of people who were teenagers in the mid-1950s and people who were teenagers in the mid-1980s. Secondly, we turn to the Star Wars films, and consider the extent of faith of people who indicated in the 2001 Census that they followed the Jedi religion. Does the option to self-identify as Jedi encourage people to complete a census return, when otherwise they might not have done so?

Location: Darwin Lecture Theatre , Darwin Building, access via Malet Place, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Kimberly Hemming

Email: events@ucl.ac.uk

Phone:

29 November, 2018 - People, pathways and policy: findings from the CLS Research Programme

Time: 09:30:00 - 18:30:00

This one day event from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies is an opportunity to hear evidence from a major programme of research examining and comparing the lives and experiences of thousands of individuals across the UK, from multiple generations. We will share brand new insights, and ask what these mean for public policy today. Our Cross Cohort Research Programme is a major initiative, using data from our own four cohort studies and other UK studies, to understand how our lives unfold and what can help improve people’s chances in life. Incorporating seven projects, the programme has explored many themes relevant to policy makers and practitioners, including: - The long-term implications of childhood mental ill health - The rising prevalence of obesity - The link between parents’ wealth and their children’s own life chances

Location: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam Street, London, W1W 6JJ

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

30 November, 2018 - 2nd World AIDS Day at the Crick

Time: 14:00:00 - 18:00:00

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Come and join us at the Francis Crick Institute on Friday afternoon for a journey to discover how basic research can lead to HIV treatments, to catch up with recent updates on HIV vaccines, and to learn how new prevention strategies can help stop the spread of HIV.

Location: The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Road , London, NW1 1AT

Contact: The Francis Crick Institute

Email: info@crick.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 3796 0000

6 December, 2018 - CLOSER collaborative conference about the UK’s longitudinal studies: challenges and solutions

Time: 10:00:00 - 17:00:00

On 6 December 2018, CLOSER will host a one-day collaborative conference at the Wellcome Trust. Its focus will be on identifying the best ways to tackle the key challenges facing longitudinal population studies. Two plenary sessions in the morning will focus on: Improving access to administrative/ linkage data; and Improving engagement with policy makers Two parallel sessions in the afternoon will focus on: Integrating new forms of data collection/ Future directions in cross-study harmonisation; and Demonstrating the impact of longitudinal studies/ Developing an overarching longitudinal biosample strategy After the meeting, CLOSER will circulate a report summarising the outcomes from the discussions; in addition, we will identify a number of small working groups to investigate certain areas covered in the meeting and identify key recommendations. If you would like to be notified when further details about this event are available, please email Jennie Blows (details below).

Location: Wellcome Trust, , London,

Contact: Jennie Blows

Email: j.blows@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7331 5102

9 April, 2019 - CBC Conference 2019 - Behaviour Change for Health: Digital and other Innovative Methods

Time: 09:00:00 - 17:00:00

The 5th annual Centre for Behaviour Change Conference will be welcoming submissions on research and practice to change health-related behaviour using digtial and non-digital approaches. We are looking for talks, posters, symposia and workshops to stimulate a lively exchange of ideas between industry and academia. More information on abstract submissions will be available in coming weeks. Early bird registration are now open! Purchase your event and conference dinner tickets via the UCL online store. Pre-conference workshops will be running on Monday 08 April. More information to follow soon.

Location: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Centre for Behaviour Change

Email: behaviourchange@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: 020 7679 5497