Postgraduate Conference – Research with Children at Manchester – 16 Jan 2015

Research with Children at Manchester
Postgraduate Conference
Friday 16th January 2015 (with Lunch)
9:30am until 4:30pm
Seminar room, G306a&b, Ground Floor, Jean McFarlane Building,
Oxford Road, University of Manchester

This one-day conference is designed to bring together all research students in the University
working on any aspect of research with babies, children and young people about their lives:
– Child development
– Child health and wellbeing
– Social care, social work and child protection
– Sociological/psychological studies
– Rights/ethics and the Law
– Laboratory based research

Research with children is an increasing important focus for research; it takes place in a variety of
schools, faculties and institutes across the University and uses a range of methodologies.
Postgraduate students – come and present your work either as a presentation or a poster
You are welcome to attend even if you don’t wish to present your work. Supervisors are welcome
to attend if we have space.

Keynote speakers:
– Jonathan Green, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Brain,
Behaviour and Mental Health, University of Manchester
– Dr Judith Hebron, Manchester Institute of Education, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester.
Why YOU should attend?
– Ideal opportunity to present your work in a supportive and friendly environment
– Hear what colleagues are working on and gain inspiration from different approaches and
– Network with students elsewhere in University, share your ideas and connect with new

Who should attend?
 University of Manchester MPhil/PhD students from theoretical, applied and laboratory
based disciplines undertaking research with babies, children and young people in the UK or
 Students from any faculty or clinical setting
 Students who have submitted their PhD in 2014 are welcome to attend.

Organisers: Professor Elena Lieven (School of Psychological Sciences); Professor Sue Kirk
(School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work) and Rebecca Jones (FMHS, Research Deanery)

How to submit your work?
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words, with name, Department/School and presentation
title at the top. If desired, one figure or table and up to four references can be included. Please
indicate year of PhD or if MPhil. Please indicate whether you would like to give an oral or poster
presentation or are happy with either format.
We will be producing a booklet of abstracts at the conference.

Abstract submission: email to: Professor Elena Lieven ( by:
Friday 28th November at 5pm. Details of acceptance will be emailed by December 4th 2014.
To register for this FREE workshop contact Jane Mann, Secretary – Health Sciences, University of
Manchester, Research Deanery, Faculty Medical and Human Sciences
Tel: 0161 306 7900

About the child health research network
CHRN, founded in 2004, is an interdisciplinary group of 150+ members from across the University of
Manchester, our partner NHS trusts, city council and social care organisations who share expertise and
ideas, holding regular workshops and develop new research proposals. More information about the network
To join the network contact Rebecca Jones, Co-ordinator – Health Sciences, University of Manchester,
Research Deanery, Faculty Medical and Human Sciences, Tel: 0161
275 7657
Find out more about the Institute of Brain Behaviour and Mental Health
Follow the Health Sciences at the University of Manchester on twitter @HealthSciUoMan


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