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Pre-Conference Workshops

There are two pre-conference workshops available to attend on Wednesday 13 September.  

Booking onto the conference does not give you access to these workshops. Please follow the links provided to secure your place.


How to submit successful ESRC grants

Delivered by: Professor Peter Mitchell, University of Nottingham
When: 13 September 2017, 09:30 - 12:00 (09:00 registration open)
Where: Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon

The workshop will focus on helping our members to submit stronger grant applications. Professor Peter Mitchell, a developmental section committee member, is chair of the ESRC grant assessment panel which covers Psychology. Professor Mitchell will share insights from the ESRC process, including how to apply for a project grant, top tips to increase your chances and common pitfalls to avoid. The workshop will also involve a practical element, including peer to peer feedback.

Who should attend:
This workshop is suitable for researchers at all stages of their career. There will be relevant discussion for those applying for new investigator grants, as well as those interested in the open research grant scheme (and all other opportunities). There will be a particular focus on the new investigator award – this section will be suitable for those interested in applying, as well as those mentoring more junior colleagues. 

Travel bursaries will be available for Postgraduate members of the Developmental section - please specify when registering if you wish to be considered.


Theory, methods, and impact in the field of bullying in schools

Delivered by: Dr Claire Fox, Keele University; Dr Simon Hunter, Univeristy of Strathclyde & Dr Sian Jones, Goldsmiths, University of London
When: 13 September 2017, 09:00 - 12:00
Where: Crowne Plaza, Stratford-upon-Avon

Overall aim
This seminar series seeks to consolidate and develop existing links between academics, policy-makers, anti-bullying charities, and education professionals with regards to the issue of bullying in schools. In addition, the seminars will seek to develop an agenda for research and related theory, practice, and policy for the medium-term future in the UK. Finally, the seminars will aim to provide support and training relating to innovative and state-of-the-art research methods and analytic techniques. In these ways, the seminars will encourage a network of professionals to work coherently and collaboratively toward more effectively understanding and addressing bullying in school contexts.

Seminar 3: Methodological approaches to understanding bullying in schools
The third seminar takes a workshop approach to provide training and discussion around complex or innovative methods and analyses. The first focus will be on longitudinal designs and associated analytic techniques (cross-lagged panel analysis, latent growth curve modeling). Following an overview, attendees will have the chance to run simple models using MPlus/AMOS. The workshop will then proceed to consider Critical Incident Technique interviews, with a focus on bystanders (led by Prof Ian Rivers).

Attendance at this workshop is free.