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NIHR CLAHRC Career Development Conference
Developing your career in applied health and care research – challenges and opportunities
4 October 2018, Senate House, University of London

This conference is now fully booked and registration has closed.  If you would like to be included on a waiting list for any cancelled places, please email your details to [email protected]

The NIHR CLAHRC Career Development Conference will be held on Thursday 4 October 2018 from 09.00 to 17.00 at Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU.

This is a free event for early career researchers affiliated to the national NIHR CLAHRC network, hosted by CLAHRC North Thames, CLAHRC Northwest London and CLAHRC South London.

The aim of this exciting one day conference is to encourage NIHR CLAHRC PhD students, fellows, early career researchers and research assistants from across the country to collaborate and learn about the challenges and opportunities involved in developing a career in applied health and care research.

The conference is open to all early career researchers working in the national NIHR CLAHRC network. Whether you are just starting out in research (e.g. in the early stages of your MSc/PhD) or further down the line (e.g. near completion of your MSc/PhD or getting established in a research career) this conference will be relevant to you.

Confirmed plenary speakers for the day include Dr Louise Wood, Director of Science, Research and Evidence, Department of Health and Social Care and Professor Dave Jones, NIHR Dean for Faculty Trainees.

The conference has a strong developmental focus. In addition to the opening plenaries there will be a number of interactive parallel sessions. The day will give delegates the opportunity to engage with each other and established researchers working in the field of applied health research. A range of topics/skills will be covered, including:

  • How to publish
  • How to write a grant application
  • Communicating and disseminating your research
  • Patient and public involvement
  • Networking and skills for career development
  • Implementation science

As well as delivering support and advice for early career researchers an important secondary aim of the conference is to encourage networking between researchers from across the CLAHRC community.


We expect a great deal of interest in this conference so please register as soon as possible. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

  Abstract submission:

We encourage participants to submit a research abstract to the conference as part of the registration process. All accepted abstracts will be displayed in 'digital poster' format.

>>>Further details on abstract submission are available here<<<

  Careers clinic:

An innovative aspect of this event will be a careers clinic session. This will give you a rare opportunity to have a focused discussion about your career planning and options with senior researchers. During the registration process we will ask you to submit 200 words detailing your career background so far and what help/advice you may need from senior researchers in the field, so we can match you appropriately. Slots will be limited and if we have more interest than places available you may be placed on a waiting list.

    We look forward to welcoming you for what we know will be a stimulating and inspiring Conference.





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