Research Conversations are a series of talks with researchers across Durham University focusing on a specific topic, looking at topics from different perspectives to identify and ask big questions, explain unexplained phenomena and work together to solve problems that haven’t been solved before.
Research Conversations aim to bring together researchers interested in addressing the beginning, middle and end of problems and working in collaboration on interdisciplinary grant applications. Identifying researchers that are interested in solving a specific problem in interdisciplinary teamwork can be a challenging process. Research Conversations aim to provide a forum where researchers across Durham University can meet to approach research questions from different disciplines and to identify collaboration partners.
The Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing (WRIHW) provides the necessary infrastructure by organising Research Conversations on specific topics. Researchers across the university are invited to participate in these interactive talks.
If you want to get involved, or have an idea for a research conversation please register your interest here.
Convening call around Applied Global Health.Two calls, one relating to Applied Global Health Research and one relating to Applied Global Health Partnerships open on the 24th May with outlines submitted by 25th July. Both will fund projects up to £2m and £1m respectively over 5 years and wishes to furnish multidisciplinary research and partnerships with low to middle income countries, driven by that country’s needs. Candidate topics may be:
We will hold a Research Conversation with RIS on 17th April, 11am - 1pm in room D104 in the Dawson Building. Here we can discuss the call further and see how WRIHW can support your partnership building for such a bid. Please do let Suzi know if you are planning to attend.
The Mind Body Connection - 2nd May 2023
The Early Career Researcher (ECR) Committee at the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing (WRIHB) is hosting a research conversation on ‘The Mind Body Connection’ in collaboration with the ‘Brain, Body and Behaviour’ Challenge Academy. The conversation is an opportunity for ECRs and non-ECRs to come together to discuss research interests and plans around health and wellbeing that connects mental and physical health. The research conversation will be divided into four parts consisting of 2-5 minute ‘pitches’ with plenty of time set aside for conversation:
The meeting will be a hybrid event and will take place on 2nd May between 10 and 11:30 in Room 113 in 32 Old Elvet, Department of Sociology, Durham DH1 3HN and on Teams. If you would like to attend the event please let firstname.lastname@example.org know.