Our training workshops will give delegates the opportunity to learn from experts in the field in an interactive and small group setting. 

Workshops are charged in addition to conference registration fees at a rate of £10 per workshop.

Workshop 1: Tuesday 13 July 2021, 14:00-15:30 GMT

'Incorporating the voice of those with a lived experience in research and clinical practice'

By Dr Amanda Bates

Involving those with lived experience (‘experts by experience’) is generally considered to be good practice in research and clinical practice and is often a pre-requisite to research funding. However, the benefits and importance of involving lay people (also called Patient and Public Involvement (PPI)) can sometimes be misunderstood, leading to tokenism and dissatisfaction for all concerned. Levels of engagement and involvement in both research and clinical practice will be explained in this interactive workshop, alongside what is meant by co-production. The barriers and enablers of PPI will be explored, as will practical ideas of how to successfully engage with lay people, including those whose voices are seldom heard. Finally, evaluating the impact of PPI will be considered.

Workshop 2: Tuesday 13 July 2021, 15:45-17:15 GMT

'Long overdue! A workshop on academic procrastination'

By Professor Esther Rothblum (Professor of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University, USA)

Anyone can become a procrastinator, and most people know what to do about it - but seldom do. My own research has focused on reasons for academic procrastination and the role of many factors - imposter feelings, perfectionism, evaluation anxiety, low self-esteem, risk-taking, difficulty making decisions, aversiveness of the task, peer pressure, laziness, poor time management, dependency on others, lack of assertiveness, rebellion against deadlines, and others. As editor of an academic journal, I can tell just from the initial request for editorial board members to send me their one-sentence (just one sentence!) bio whether they will review articles well in advance of the deadline, on the day of the deadline, ask for an extension, or never respond. This workshop will focus on understanding procrastination in academic settings for students and staff members and what to do about it.