Early-Career Ethnographers of the NHS Workshop: Practicalities, Networks, and Strengthening EDI

Posted 2022.01.17

One-Day Workshop:

  • This free event is organised by the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS), University College London (UCL).
  • Keynote: Dr Gemma Hughes (University of Oxford). Panellists: Dr Cecilia Vindrola-Padros (UCL, RREAL), Helen Buckingham (Nuffield Trust), Ron Agble (Royal Free Hospital)
  • Deadline to apply: 21 Feb 2022

Call for participants

During the event, interdisciplinary expert panelists will share practical advice on overcoming challenges for early career researchers (ECRs), such as how to work on provider and policy timelines using ‘rapid ethnographic’ approaches, how to map out and collaborate with the various organisations involved in the provider and policy landscape, and finally how to apply practical approaches to widening inclusion in ethnographic research in the NHS. 

Applications are invited from ECRs (PhD, postdoc, junior academics, those working in relevant contexts) who are conducting, or plan to undertake, ethnographic and social scientific/humanities work with, on, and/or about the NHS in the UK. Participants will be required to submit a piece of work-in-progress (article/ chapter/ grant application/ other) before the event and agree to read and be prepared to comment on the work of their peers on the day. The organiser aims to propose a special issue on NHS-related ethnographies based on the event, however this will depend on participant engagement and readiness for publication. More information will be provided to successful applicants at a later time.

Travel stipends will be available on a competitive basis for those travelling from outside of London. Breakfast, lunch, and a wine reception will be provided on the day. The plan is for this workshop to be in-person - Covid-19 rules permitting. 

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