Workshops and Events

IAS workshops are typically one day in length and topics should be cross-disciplinary, bringing together expertise from across the breadth of our University.

Below are details of our upcoming workshops which aim to explore cutting-edge issues in research through cross-departmental collaboration. 

If you are interested in attending any of the below events, please contact Lauren Rawlins.

More information on proposing an IAS workshop can be found at Propose an IAS Workshop. 

 

Challenges to Wellbeing: The Experience of Loneliness and the Threat of Epistemic Injustice in the Clinical Encounter

Challenges to Wellbeing: The Experience of Loneliness and the Threat of Epistemic Injustice in the Clinical Encounter

Date
Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Location:
Centre for Professional Development
Description
The workshop will take forward and sharpen existing cross-College conversations to flesh out new connections with the newly established Birmingham Institute for Mental Health, under the Directorship of Professor Matthew Broome. The goals are to explore the capacity for arts and humanities to collaborate with scientific disciplines, to clarify conceptual issues surrounding loneliness, personhood, and agency, and to promote a more effective dialogue that will contribute to care, treatment, and well-being.
Muslim Societies and Islam

Muslim Societies and Islam

Date
Thursday 23rd November 2017
Location:
Edgbaston Room Lucas House
Description
This IAS workshop will bring together academics from history, law, social policy, religious studies, geography, political science, religious studies and linguistics at the University of Birmingham. The workshop seeks to enhance and maximise university wide investment in the study of Muslim societies and Islam.
Building Mental Health Research Network

Building Mental Health Research Network

Date
Wednesday 6th December 2017
Location:
TBC
Description
In support of the establishment of the Birmingham Institute for Mental Health which seeks to bring together researchers from across the University of Birmingham, to help understand the psychological, biological, anthropological, sociocultural and socio-economic factors that shape individual and population mental health. The focus of this first meeting is a discussion of planning for RCUK mental health network plus call.
Model Parameterisation in Healthcare and Life Sciences: Extracting Knowledge from Data

Model Parameterisation in Healthcare and Life Sciences: Extracting Knowledge from Data

Date
Monday 11th December 2017
Location:
Michael Tippet Room Staff House
Description
The workshop will be focused on cutting edge techniques in model parameterisation, bringing international and national expertise to bear immediately on problems of clinical and industrial importance, and putting the theory into practice.
Automated Clinical Epidemiology Studies (ACES) to bridge Public Health and Basic Science Research

Automated Clinical Epidemiology Studies (ACES) to bridge Public Health and Basic Science Research

Date
Thursday 14th December 2017
Location:
TBC
Description
This workshop builds on work already done by colleagues in Applied Health Research and the School of Computer Science to develop an innovative approach to interrogate routinely collected data for epidemiology studies. Academics from these groups will come together to consolidate current research ideas, conduct preliminary research and develop new ideas for collaborations with a focus on establishing a group of world leading academics in the epidemiology of diabetes and endocrinology.