Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Invitation to event: Social Science and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

Social Science and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

9.00 – 12.30, Thursday 14th November 2013
Barn 1 & 2, Middlesex University, Hendon Campus

What is it?
A morning seminar in which Dr Abbi Hobbs from the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) Social Science Section will tell us more about her work and how we can contribute. There will then be two panels during which an exciting array of Middlesex’s social science research groups will give short presentations about their work. There will be plenty of opportunity for networking and discussion.

Who should come?
All members of staff and PhD students with an interest in social science and its application to parliamentarians. 

Why it will be useful?
This is an opportunity not only to develop links within the University, but also to showcase the outstanding quality and diversity of social science work that is occurring at Middlesex. The Social Science Section at the POST has only just been launched so this is a great opportunity to build connections and influence their work from the outset.

Find out more here - and here.

How can you get involved?
Ensure your work will be mentioned by the research groups giving presentations. If your work is not covered by one of the Research Groups giving presentations you will be able speak from the floor and/or talk to Dr Hobbs directly.  

If you would like to attend?
Please register for a place by following this link.

Please note, you MUST register in order to attend and there are only 60 places at the event and they will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so book your place ASAP!

9.00 – 9.30 – Registration and refreshments

9.30 – 10.15 – Dr Abbi Hobbs, Social Science Section, Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) 

10.15 – 11.05 – Panel 1 including: Forensic Psychology Research Group, Social Policy Research Group, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research, Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, Flood Hazard Research Centre, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research

11.05 – 11.15 – Comfort break and refreshments

11.15 – 12.10 – Panel 2 including: Social Sciences in Nursing Research Group, Exciting Developments in Criminology and Sociology, Health and/or Reproductive Research Group, Social Work Research, Urban Pollution Research Centre, Centre for Abuse & Trauma Studies, Education Research Groups

12.10 – 12.25 – Networking and general discussion

Dr Miranda Horvath
Reader in Forensic Psychology 
Deputy Director of Forensic Psychological Services

Tel: +44 (0)2084114532
Fax: +44 (0)2082035973

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