Careers in Social Research and Informal Networking Evening

Scottish universities insight instituteIf you are interested in exploring opportunities for a career in social research in the voluntary, private or public sector then you may be interested in the event below being held at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

The Social Research Association (Scotland) and the University of Strathclyde Careers Service is offering an event designed to provide practical insights into careers in social research, with opportunities for informal networking with professional researchers.   Social researchers from universities, the Scottish Government and the private sector will describe their career progression and take part in a panel discussion to answer your questions and offer an insight into careers in social research.  A detailed event programme is provided below.

The event will be held at Scottish Universities Insight Institute in Glasgow on Thursday 14th November from 5.30 p.m. until 7.30p.m.  For location see here.

Places are limited so to books yours please email nicola.sutherland@strath.ac.uk

Event Programme:

5.30 p.m.   Introduction to Scottish Research Association Scotland

5.35 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.      Speaker presentations and Q&A panel session:

  • Lorraine Simpson is Director of The Lines Between, a freelance research consultancy and sits on the committee of SRA Scotland. She has experience of research in the private sector, which includes work for the Scottish Government, NHS Health Scotland, local authorities, health boards and a range of large and small third sector organisations.
  •  Dr Andressa Gadda, is a Research Associate at CELCIS. Her research career includes work for City of Edinburgh Council, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, the Medical Research Council and the Social and Public Health Sciences Unit.
  • Jennifer Lerpiniere: is a Research Associate at CELCIS.
  • Dr Rachel Harris: is Director of Inspire Research and research fellow at the University of Strathclyde. She was previously a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, Research Fellow at the Robert Gordon University and Research Officer at Petrofac Training.
  • Dr Graeme Beale: is Principal Research Officer in the Office of the Chief Researcher in the Scottish Government. He advises on data, procurement, training, staffing, publications, PhD funding and Freedom of Information. Has also worked as a Senior Research Officer in Housing and Transport Scotland. Before he joined the Scottish Government he worked as an interviewer at Ipsos-MORI and as a research assistant while undertaking his PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.      Informal Networking Session

Wine and refreshments will be provided.

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