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January 2021

Thu 21

What does failure mean? How can we reframe our situations so that failure does not have be a negative thing and we can learn new ways of coping and being resilient.

Meet some early career academics who managed to work their way through challenging times.

Alasdair, a 3rd year doctoral student, will share how his research project was severely disrupted but he was able to turn a challenging situation around and Marta Costa and Deepak Venkateshvaran will be sharing their own failure stories and coping strategies as academics.

https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/marta-costa https://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/people/dr-deepak-venkateshvaran

Please note that we are limiting the numbers for this session as we hope to develop a group that will feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts and own experiences.

Thu 28

The first of our policy seminars this term with Dr Tasnim Atatrah, Health Emergency Co-Ordinator for Central Asia, World Health Organisation Dr Atatrah has been awarded Doctor in Medicine, Master of Public Health, and High diploma in Management of Humanitarian Health and Nutrition Programs. She is certified in PMP, Human Rights, Gender and Disability mainstreaming, Refugee and Migration law, Global Governance, and Sustainable development. She has 16 years’ work experience and has worked for the World Health Organization since 2010. Dr Atatrah leads interventions to strengthen countries’ emergency preparedness, response and recovery, reinforce health systems, promote universal health coverage, provide technical support to ministries, leading the design and implementation of capacity building.

Dr Atatrah will provide a half hour talk (title to be confirmed) after which there will be a Q&A session

There will also be a presentation from a Doctoral Student prior Dr Atatrah's talk

Further information on these policy seminars can be found: http://ppd4phd.com/being-heard-policy-seminar-series/

This seminar is part of the SHSS online PPD for PhDs Programme Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice http://ppd4phd.com/

February 2021

Thu 11

Plan International Policy Fellow Seminar

Plan International (Global Children's Charity) Ellen Wratten (Executive Director for Gender Equality and Girls Rights until October 2020- now freelance) & Jacqueline Gallinnetti, Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning at Plan International

Ellen and Jacqueline will provide a half hour talk (title to be confirmed) after which there will be a Q&A session

Further information on these policy seminars can be found: http://ppd4phd.com/being-heard-policy-seminar-series/

This seminar is part of the SHSS online PPD for PhDs Programme Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice http://ppd4phd.com/

Thu 18

‘Data in the justice system & sharing with researchers; and evidence-based tools for the Prisons and Probation Service’

The third of our policy seminars this term with Ciara Jevon, Head of Data Innovation and Philip Howard, Head of Offender Insight

Further information on these policy seminars can be found: http://ppd4phd.com/being-heard-policy-seminar-series/

This seminar is part of the SHSS online PPD for PhDs Programme Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice http://ppd4phd.com/

Fri 26
Cabinet Office Policy Fellow Seminar new Finished 12:00 - 13:30

Cabinet Office - Rachel Cooper, Director of Strategy

Further details to follow

Further information on these policy seminars can be found: http://ppd4phd.com/being-heard-policy-seminar-series/

This seminar is part of the SHSS online PPD for PhDs Programme Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice http://ppd4phd.com/

March 2021

Mon 1
The Engaged Researcher new Finished 11:00 - 12:30
    • Bookings are now closed **

Capturing your audience’s attention and keeping it is vital for any type of public engagement. Having a good story to tell and then telling it in a compelling way enables you to connect complex subjects with a wide audience. This module takes you through the art and science of storytelling: exploring attention and motivation, dramatic structure, rhetorical devices, visual enhancements, and peripheral influences so that you can craft your own engaging story.

Training will be provided by Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement and Sarah Cruise, Eloquential

This programme will run over a week comprising: Two 1hr-1.5hr theory workshops One 1-hour showcase at the end of the week to share your work and receive valuable feedback from the rest of the group

    • You are required to attend all three sessions**

Optional 1-1 mentoring sessions

By the end of this week participants will:

• Understand how to capture and maintain attention • Identify ways in which they can motivate an audience to engage with their own research • Use dramatic tools to structure and enhance their story • Explore ways of increasing memorability through visuals, imagination, and rhetorical devices • Appreciate the importance of peripheral influences (style of writing, sound of voice, visual appearance etc) and how to ensure that they are most supportive of your story • Have created a story about their research to engage with a public audience

This training sits within Module Three of the School Online Programme https://ppd4phd.com/module-three/

May 2021

Tue 11

Anna Bailey-Bearfield is Autism Policy Lead at the Department of Health and Social Care, will provide a seminar followed by a student presentation from Mélanie Greux, a PhD student in the Faculty of Education at Cambridge.

‘Communication is key to everyday life and children’s development, but is at risk of being unsupported (or even a source of discrimination) for many autistic children. Research shows that the communication abilities and preferences of autistic children are not always accounted for, which can lead to high levels of anxiety and interaction avoidance. When children experience more language difficulties, they would greatly benefit from evidence-based communication interventions implemented by Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs). Yet, evidence shows that many families do not have access to these valuable services across the country. The situation is even more dire for autistic children growing up in multilingual and multicultural environments, where misconceptions around best language practices and ill-equipped services may further contribute to communication inequalities.'

This seminar is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Tue 18

Tyler Shores has a new and updated version of this popular training workshop including managing digital productivity tools and strategies to help build a useful daily online routine

This workshop is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Mon 24

Dates are:

Monday 24th May, 11am to 12.30pm Wednesday 26th May, 11am to 12.30pm Friday 28th May, 11am to 12.30pm

Capturing your audience’s attention and keeping it is vital for any type of public engagement. Having a good story to tell and then telling it in a compelling way enables you to connect complex subjects with a wide audience. This module takes you through the art and science of storytelling: exploring attention and motivation, dramatic structure, rhetorical devices, visual enhancements, and peripheral influences so that you can craft your own engaging story.

This programme will run over a week comprising: Two 1hr-1.5hr theory workshops One 1-hour showcase at the end of the week to share your work and receive valuable feedback from the rest of the group.

You are required to attend all three sessions** Optional 1-1 mentoring sessions

Training will be provided by Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement and Sarah Cruise, Eloquential

By the end of this week participants will:

• Understand how to capture and maintain attention • Identify ways in which they can motivate an audience to engage with their own research • Use dramatic tools to structure and enhance their story • Explore ways of increasing memorability through visuals, imagination, and rhetorical devices • Appreciate the importance of peripheral influences (style of writing, sound of voice, visual appearance etc) and how to ensure that they are most supportive of your story • Have created a story about their research to engage with a public audience

Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

June 2021

Tue 1

Zoom link to join this session:

Join Zoom Meeting https://cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/98209985256?pwd=MGFsU2cwZ0l5NnAzNjRacmE1eUNQZz09

Meeting ID: 982 0998 5256 Passcode: 829490

This workshop covers some strategies for a range of different interview situations that you might encounter during your academic or post-academic career.

Part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Wed 9

This course will explain how best to communicate your research through print and online media. It will explain the difference between news, features and comment articles, how to choose (and pitch to) publications relevant to your specialty, and how to write the commissioned article in appropriate language. During the interactive session, you will work in groups to pitch an article relevant to some of your research.

Part of the Writing to Engage Series with Matt Warren, Deputy Editor of The Conversation (UK) https://theconversation.com/uk

This workshop is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Wed 16

This course will explain how communication can lead to impact – and how impacts should be communicated for the REF (or similar). You will learn how to simplify your language so it is economical, easy to read and spells out a clear, compelling narrative. It will also explain how you can apply journalistic techniques to ensure supporting testimonials are both relevant to and a truthful reflection of your work's real world impacts.

Part of the Writing to Engage Series with Matt Warren, Deputy Editor of The Conversation (UK) https://theconversation.com/uk

This workshop is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Wed 23

Time is tight and people are busy, so how do you get an audience for YOUR research? This course will help you sum up your research in a two-minute - or 250-word - "elevator pitch" profile, which you can go on to use as a blueprint for all other communication, whether it's a biography on the university homepage, a media pitch or a letter to a policymaker or collaborator. You will learn how to engage audiences from the opening sentence, what to include (and avoid), and how to think about your research goals in a clearer, simpler way. The interactive session will give you an opportunity to find out what works for you... and what doesn't.

Part of the Writing to Engage Series with Matt Warren, Deputy Editor of The Conversation (UK) https://theconversation.com/uk

This workshop is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

Wed 30

Research ensures policymakers can come up with evidence-based solutions to the most pressing real-world problems. But decision-makers are busy and don't have the time to wade through pages of dense academic prose that may be irrelevant to them. This course will explain how to communicate with policymakers in an appropriate - and timely - way so your work has the best chance of delivering impact. As a Co-Investigator of the International Public Policy Observatory, Matt will also share real world examples from a major live project, which aims to link global research on the social impacts of COVID-19 with UK policymakers.

Part of the Writing to Engage Series with Matt Warren, Deputy Editor of The Conversation (UK) https://theconversation.com/uk

This workshop is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/

July 2021

Tue 13

Meet a panel of tech experts working with high profile companies and hear what opportunities are available for you after your doctorate

This seminar is part of the Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme http://ppd4phd.com/