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WRDTC Fifth Annual Conference 2016 – ‘Data and Methods: Innovations and Connections’

Date - Wednesday, 15th June 2016 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm)


Travel Update

Sheffield Coaches

Coaches from Sheffield will depart at 08.15 from the bottom of Durham Road (behind the Students Union) and drop off immediately outside the University of Leeds (Parkinson Building).  Pick up from University of Leeds (Parkinson Building) will be at 16.00 and we expect to drop off at Durham Road in Sheffield at approximately 17.30.

York Coaches

Coaches from York will depart at 08.15 from Innovation Close (next to the Research Centre for Social Science) and drop off immediately outside University of Leeds (Parkinson Building).  Pick up from University of Leeds (Parkinson Building) will be at 16.00 and we expect to drop off at Innovation Close in York at approximately 17.30.

We have limited coach places and conference places so please do not bring along additional people at the last minute, unfortunately we have health and safety issues to consider.

For those making their own way there, please see website below for location and directions:

University of Leeds
Parkinson Court
Parkinson Building
Woodhouse Lane
Leeds LS2 9HE


All Social Sciences PhD/doctoral researchers in Leeds, Sheffield and York are invited to the 2016 WRDTC Fifth Annual Conference, on 15 June 2016 at the University of Leeds.

The theme of the conference is ‘Data and Methods: Innovations and Connections’, and the focus will be on use of data and new methodologies.

m.birkinProfessor Mark Birkin, Director of the Consumer Data Research Centre, will be the keynote speaker. Other talks on methodologies, including presentations from current WRDTC students, will be part of the morning programme. In the afternoon, delegates will have a chance to meet with their Training Pathways and discuss use of data and methodologies in their disciplines. Complimentary coach travel, lunch and refreshments will be provided.

See what we did last year: Fourth Annual Spring Conference 2015: ‘Getting Published’

A poster exhibition will also be part of the day. This is a great opportunity for WRDTC PhD researchers to showcase their work in progress to a wide interdisciplinary audience. If you would like to present your poster, please send your abstract (max 150 words) to esodtc@leeds.ac.uk using the attached form, by 6th June 2016. All posters will be entered in a competition, and the best poster (as judged by a panel of academic experts) will be awarded a £50 book voucher prize.

Programme of the Day

09:45-10:15 Registration and refreshments on arrival (Parkinson Court, Parkinson Building)

10:15-10:20 Welcome (Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building) Martin Jones – WRDTC Director

10:20-10:50 Keynote speaker – Mark Birkin (Director of Consumer Data Research Centre, University of Leeds) “New forms of data for social research: Big opportunity or big distraction?

10:50-11:55 WRDTC Student Panel (Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building) – Chair: Martin Jones

  • Ashwin Mehta (Education Pathway, University of Leeds)
  • Beth Kamunge (Human Geography Pathway, University of Sheffield)
  • Geneffa Ahmed Virjee (Education Pathway, University of York)
  • Jessica Elmore (Science and Technology Studies Pathway, University of Sheffield)
  • Lazaro Mwandigha (Health and Wellbeing Pathway, University of York)
  • Telviani Savitri (Management and Business Pathway, University of York)

11:55-12:10  Comfort Break

12:10-13:00 (Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre, Michael Sadler Building) Chair: Martin Jones 

12:10-12:35 Dylan Yamada-Rice – Innovations and Connections in Visual Research (School of Education, University of Sheffield)

12:35-13:00 Simone Croft (WRDTC graduate; Research Associate, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield)

13:00-14:00 Buffet lunch (Parkinson Court, Parkinson Building) & Poster Exhibition (Parkinson Court, Parkinson Building)
Depositing and sharing research data’, Swap Shop and networking
Sharing ideas, questions, seeking answers.
WRDTC Student-led Interdisciplinary Networks and staff from the Research Data Team of the University of Leeds library will be available for discussion.

14:00-15:30  Pathway meetings (see Delegate List for location of your group)
Your chance to meet other students in your pathway and discuss research data and connections

15:30-16:00 Poster Exhibition Prizes and Afternoon Tea (Parkinson Court, Parkinson Building)

16:00  Coaches home

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