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LIDC GCRF Networking Workshop

07/11/2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Are you interested in learning more about the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and networking with like-minded researchers? Our GCRF Networking Workshop will help enhance your understanding of the GCRF’ and its place within the UK’s international development research landscape. You can also connect with current grant holders and funders.

The event will comprise a panel session and interactive Q&A with figures at the heart of the UK international development research landscape as well as networking sessions with current GCRF grant leaders.

What will this event cover?

  • The current international development research landscape in the UK and future directions.
  • Opportunities to meet and connect with current GCRF grant holders and other researchers.
  • The GCRF: Aims and objectives.
  • The impact agenda: from interdisciplinarity to solutions.


NB. The morning panel will be held in Lecture Theatre BO4, 43 Gordon Square and the lunch will be held in RU 101, Birkbeck, University of London, Russell Square, WC1B 5DT

10.00am: Guest registration

10.30-10.40am: Welcome address from Professor Claire Heffernan, LIDC Centre Director

10.40am-12.45pm: Panel discussion: The current international development funding landscape in the UK, and future directions. High-level presentations followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A

1.00-2.00pm: Networking lunch. NB. The lunch and the afternoon activities will be held in RU 101, Birkbeck, University of London, Russell Square, WC1B 5DT

2.00-4.00pm: Collaborative group activities: Opportunities to connect with GCRF grant holders, learn about their research and opportunities to collaborate

4.00-4.15pm: Summing up

4.15pm: Close


  • Mark Claydon-Smith, Associate Director- International Development, UK Research and Innovation.
  • Professor Claire Heffernan, Director, London International Development Centre.
  • Marta Tufet, Executive Director, UKCDR.
  • Richard Dove, Head of Knowledge Hub, World Vision UK.
  • Jonathan Goodhand, Professor of Conflict and Development Studies, SOAS.
  • Ian Roberts, Professor of Epidemiology & Public Health and co-director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

NB: This event is limited to academics, professional services staff and postgraduate students from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, SOAS, University of London, UCL Institute of Education, Birkbeck Geography Department, City, University of London, and Queen Mary University of London.

Event hashtag: #GCRFNetworking


Lecture Theatre BO4, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD