DTP Event Recordings

Social science leadership in uncertain times

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Recorded 12th November 2020

The DTP welcomes Dr Ed Brooks, Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project, as he discusses social science leadership in times of uncertainty, and the opportunities that academics and researchers have in 2020 despite these challenges. 

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Remote Research in the Social Sciences

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Recorded 5th June 2020

Given constraints on travel and fieldwork, what types of remote research methods are available within the social sciences? How can research and PhD projects adapt to use techniques and methods such as remote interviewing, remote ethnography, or to consider other available data sources? This session features a discussion with a Dr William Kelly (School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford) and Prof. Rebecca Eynon (Oxford Internet Institute).

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Academic Leadership in the Covid-19 Era

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Recorded 22nd May 2020

This session explores what academic leadership means in the context of Covid-19. Faced with significant challenges and constraints relating to fieldwork, funding, and networking, what are the opportunities of the 'new normal', and how can they be harnessed in positive ways by social scientists? Featuring a conversation with Dr Edward Brooks, Executive Director of the Oxford Character Project.

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Thinking of a PhD in the Social Sciences?

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Recorded 31st October 2019

The Grand Union DTP 2019-20 webinar addressing the most common questions from applicants interested in pursuing a PhD in the Social Sciences with the Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership.

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How to publish a journal article?

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Recorded 26th November 2020

GUDTP in discussion with Professor Carlos Vargas-Silva (Oxford, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Migration Studies), Dr Eleni Andreouli (OU, Associate Editor for the European Journal of Social Psychology and member of Editorial board for the Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology), and Helen Pickford – PhD student at OU, as they unpack the publishing process as academics, editors and students alike. 

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Interdisciplinarity: what can it offer?

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 Recorded 18th February 2021

The DTP welcomes Professor Felicity Callard, Professor of Human Geography at the University of Glasgow and author of ‘Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences’. Professor Callard leads a session exploring what interdisciplinarity means for the social sciences and how to do it in practice. 

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Looking to the post-doctoral future

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Recorded 4th November 2021

In this session a panel of recent graduates from the PhD/DPhil will talk about their immediate post-doctoral role, how they progressed from student to work place and the transferable skills gained during doctoral study. Our speakers were: Natasha Robinson, currently a post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Education, University of Oxford who will take up an ESRC post-doc shortly and Dr Jessie Barton Hronešová, who has just moved to the USA with a Marie Curie Fellowship, following an ESRC post-doc. The video finishes with some advice from Professor Steve Pile (Grand Union DTP Associate Director, The Open University) on compiling a post-doctoral fellowship application.

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How to publish a journal article

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Recorded 18th November 2021

In this session panel of speakers from different disciplines, ranging from students to journal editors gave advice about the basics of publishing your first journal article, whether as a solo author or co-authored with your supervisor. The panel consisted of: Dr SJ Cooper-Knock (she/they) is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Sheffield, researching housing, policing and justice in urban South Africa. She is currently on the Editorial Board of JSAS and the Editorial Team of Critical African Studies; Dr Kelsey Inouye is a Senior Researcher at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland and University of Geneva. She also works part-time as a Research Assistant at the Research Staff Hub at the University of Oxford; Helen Pickford is a Chartered Sport and Exercise Psychologist with a special interest in injury rehabilitation.

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