The Developing Areas Research Group of the RGS-IBG are holding a one day event to explore the application of academic research and research skills to different sectors beyond academia. The event will be held at Senate House, London on 25th May 2016 and will include speakers from public, private and non-profit sectors.
The day will include panel discussions on the relevance of research for impact, policy and programming with a focus on how the skills you have learned during your PhD can be adapted to these areas.
Additionally, there will be expert speakers presenting on how to effectively communicate your PhD research outside of academia.
Confirmed speakers are:
Stacey Davies │ Managing Director at Practical Action Publishing
Jenny Cann │Head of Research, Migration & Borders Analysis at the Home Office
Natalie Neil │ Senior Research & Impact Manager at the Fairtrade Foundation
Tim Unwin │UNESCO Chair in ICT4D, and Emeritus Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also an Honorary Professor at Lanzhou Univeristy in China.
Jay Mistry │ Professor of Geography at Royal Holloway University │ Jay was the Coordinator of Project COBRA – Future Challenges, Local Solutions, an EU-funded project working with Indigenous groups in the Guiana Shield of South America.
Lydia Tanner │Consultant at Jigsaw Consult │Lydia specialises in leading complex, innovative research studies and conducts research and evaluation work relating to primary healthcare, education, community resilience and local responses to emergencies and conflict.
John King │Post Graduate Student at Royal Holloway │His research explores the relationships between social science and public policy making.
Nelly Ali │Post Graduate Student at Birkberk │ Nelly Ali has conducted a two year ethnography with street girls and young street mothers in Cairo, Egypt and has been an extensive blogger throughout her PhD.
Katie Turner | Research Officer | Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR)
To book and to see updates on the confirmed speakers, please see the Eventbrite page here.