Spotlight on Innovative Research in Childhood Development
June 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
London International Development Centre will hold a ‘Spotlight on Innovative Research in Childhood Development’, which will take place from 10.30 – 12.45 on Thursday 6 June in the Meeting Room, London International Development Centre, 20 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NS. The event aims to shine a light on disruptive research projects in childhood development and create an LIDC community of practice in the area. We also hope to raise awareness of childhood development funding opportunities.
The event will comprise a showcase of research projects, panel discussion and interactive Q&A session with leading figures in childhood development, as well as networking sessions. We will also illustrate the role that the LIDC and its network can play.
Furthermore the event will provide an opportunity for attendees to connect and explore collaboration with like-minded researchers.
10.30 – 10.35: Welcome and Introduction from Professor Claire Heffernan, Director, LIDC
10:35 – 10.50: Brief Overview of Funding Opportunities in Childhood Development Research. Presenter: Philip Woodgate, Programme Manager for Global Health Challenges, The MRC
10.50 – 11.20: Presentations from researchers. Presenters: Professor Hannah Kuper, Professor of Epidemiology, LSHTM, Professor Karen Wells, Professor of Human Geography, Birkbeck, University of London, Professor Michael Pluess, Professor of Developmental Psychology, QMUL, Professor Lucy Durán, SOAS University of London
11.20 – 12.00: Question and Answer and Open Discussion among attendees
12.00 – 12.45: Coffee and tea and networking
NB. Attendance is reserved for academics and professional services staff at LIDC member institutions 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.