The 2019 Tavistock Doctoral Conference: ‘Making waves – influencing the professional field through practitioner research’

Conference overview

Join us for presentations, workshops, debate, networking, refreshments, and inspiration.

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Keynote Lecture

Looking for the Heart of the Matter: Researching New Methods in Family Therapy by Dr Hilary Palmer.

Parallel Presentations

Rob Fitzpatrick: “Holding the vanishing organisation: Can agile work environments support emotional containment?”

Sister Bernadette Onwuzuruigbo: "Letting Go: Exploring why parental carers of adults with learning disabilities feel unable to allow their son or daughter to live independently with support."

Brigid MacCarthy: “Representations of whistleblowers in film”

Gill Robinson: “The value of a work discussion group for mental health professionals”

Nicola Schnackenberg: “The Shame-Identity Model of Body Dysmorphic Disorder in Young People: The Outcome of a Grounded Theory Study, and its Implications”

Plenary presentation and dialogue

Led by Andrew Cooper: ‘Impacting the professional field – How doctoral research makes a difference’

Tickets are free, but space is limited, so early booking is encouraged to avoid disappointment.


The Tavistock Centre, London
1 May 2019 14:00 to 19:00