An application-only early-career workshop on: ‘Mental Health Policy and Social Science Practice: Enhancing Engagement and Expertise’ will take place in Edinburgh City Centre on the 22nd March 2018. The keynote speaker will be Norman Lamb MP (former Care Minister and current Chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology), with other speakers to be confirmed.
The workshop will run from 10:00 until 15:00, and will be immediately followed by a public panel discussion (finishing at 17:00). Lamb will be in attendance from ~13:30 until 17:00. The workshop is open to 20 ECRs (i.e., PhD students and recent postdoctoral scholars), who are requested to bring posters about their work in order to facilitate speaker feedback.
The ECR event is funded by the British Academy, via a Rising Star Engagement Award; the public panel discussion is sponsored by the Wellcome Trust.
Potential ECR attendees should send a copy of their CV and a short description of their work to firstname.lastname@example.org by16 February. Some funds to facilitate attendance are available; should an applicant wish to apply for a bursary, please detail travel costs and any other sources of funding in the application letter.
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