Research Week

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Research Week runs annually in collaboration with the University of Essex. The aim of the week is to create a community for our researchers, developing links across doctoral research programmes and the wider research community at The Tavistock. The week culminates in our Doctoral Conference which brings together staff and students from the Tavistock and Portman and University of Essex.

All who are interested in research at The Tavistock are welcome to attend. The week is especially useful for doctoral research students as it offers the opportunity to develop key research skills and the doctoral conference offers a platform for some students to present their work.

Research Week 2022

Research Week 2022 will take place from Monday 25 April - Thursday 28 April with our Doctoral Conference taking place on the 28 April.

Please find our programme of events below, you can book your place via Eventbrite, all events are free. You can download our programme poster here.


Events programme

Workshop: Planning and writing your thesis

Monday 25 April, 10 to 11am

Workshop: Preparing and surviving the viva

Monday 25 April, 2 to 3pm

Workshop: Library skills: advanced literature search

Tuesday 26 April, 10 to 11am

Workshop: How to write for publication

Wednesday 27 April, 10 to 11am

Research Seminar: The eye of the storm: reflexivity, research and modern epistemology

Wednesday 27 April, 2 to 3pm


Doctoral Conference: Being a part of the picture

Thursday 28 April, 10am to 4pm

Keynote, Professor Shula Ramon: The Place of Shared Decision Making in Health and Social Care: Challenges and Facilitators

The Doctoral Conference will also feature presentations from completed doctoral students as well as those whose doctorate is in-progress.

Research Week 2022 poster

Research Week 2022 - events overview