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MDX Research Community Events

Welcome to our PGR events. We have regular events for all students to attend as well as more specific ones related to your facility. Make sure you check back to this page as we update our events regularly.

  • All PGR events

  • Research Coffee Club with MDXSU

    Bring your cup of choice and join us!

    This is a great opportunity meet with fellow researchers and colleagues at Middlesex and to catch up in an informal setting, see how things are going with our studies and our work together.

    Date TBC

  • Past events

    You can find information and material about some of our previous events in the  All PGR Workshops and Events folder in MyLearning.

  • Professional Doctorates

The Transdisciplinary Practitioner - A World of Possibilities symposium | Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 March 2021

Exploring the rich texture and depth of the transdisciplinary imagination as it is practised by students and alumni of the DProf (Transdisciplinary Practice) at Middlesex University.

You are invited to participate in a two-day programme of workshops and open dialogue about the transdisciplinary nature of professional practice and how it can be harnessed through doctoral research.

Over two days you will have the opportunity to engage with the perspectives, approaches and work of current students, alumni, guests and staff. This is aimed at the inquiring practitioner in fields where it is imperative to challenge commonly held assumptions about ways of working.

The two days will expose current students to the goals, methods and impacts that have characterised past and current DProf projects; it will present to academics creative ways of researching practice; and it will interest professionals who want to expand the ways they think about their own present and future work.

The Symposium is free to attend and open to all, but registration is required.

Find out more and book your place

  • The Faculty of Arts & Creative Industries

The following sessions are tailored for ACI research students but open to all

The English Review Series: Monsters

Come and have a monster time with us chatting about popular culture. We'll be talking TV, film, comics, the news and books.

All meetings can be accessed via Zoom

Next session | Frankenstein and A.I.s | Monday 15 March | 3.30pm to 4.30pm Zoom

  • Do the sciences of cloning and A.I. mean we are about to create a new Frankenstein? Is that really a good idea?
  • Are Pinocchio, The Blade Runner, Avengers: Age of Ultron, West World, etc, all the same story?
  • Is it horror, sci-fi or actually happening?

Want to join?

Reserve your place for one or more of the sessions by emailing Dr Adam Dalton or Dr Anna Charalambidou. You can also reserve place for friends.

  • Faculty of Professional & Social Sciences

Distinguished Lecture Series

Our Distinguished Lecture Series is managed and Chaired by Dr Tim Evans, Professor of Business and Political Economy.

Designed to present students, members of staff and the wider community with world class speakers, these events focus on some of the most pressing issues in 21st century social policy and business.

Latest lecture

The Perfect Storm in Sports 4.0: Today’s Leadership is not Enough for Tomorrow’s Problems | Tuesday 23 February 2021 | 6.00pm to 7.30pm 

Perfect storms are a rare combination of circumstances that combine to drastically aggravate an event. This is exactly what is happening in every sector at the moment - including sports - which will require a different set of skills to lead effectively.

Today, and on the horizon, sports is experiencing accelerated change, complexity and difficult problems. We will take a unique approach analysing why today's leadership is not enough to solve tomorrow's problems. Open to staff, students and members of the public.

Led by Professor John Grisby, Professor in Practice of Leadership and Management and Managing Partner at Grey Matter Global Ltd, a leadership strategy consultancy.

Register your free place

  • Faculty of Science & Technology

PGR Short talks on Research

This programme of research talks is facilitated by the Faculty of Science and Technology, but is of interest to all PGR research students.

Join online to meet academic staff and fellow researchers in MDX and beyond. These workshops will provide you with a unique and valuable knowledge of the ins and outs of the research world. Our academics have designed these workshops to pass on their experiences that will enhance your skills as researchers and help you achieve your goals and more.

Some talks will be offered via an entirely live online format, offering a combination of the talk, discussion and questions. Other talks will be pre-recorded, so you will need to watch the recording first, and then you are invited to attend a live online "coffee forum" for discussion and questions.

You can find the full series, zoom meeting details and further information under PGR Short talks on Research area on MyLearning*.

The sessions are also included in the Researcher Development Programme.

*You need your MDX login details to access this (username in the format of AB123 and your personal password).

March 2021 schedule

  • How to conduct a systematic review of the literature | Monday 1 March 2021 | 1.00pm to 2.00pm

    In this presentation, Dr Anthony Turner, from the London Sports Institute, will discuss the step by step process required to complete a SROL.

    He will focus on developing your question and search terms using the PICO framework, using search engines with Boolean logic, presenting and recording your methods using the PRISMA guidelines, producing a study reference table, and assessing study quality and bias using the PEDro scale and Bishop’s modified screening table.

    Find out how to join Dr Turner's session

  • Conducting research in high performance sport | Tuesday 11 March 2021 | 1.00pm to 2.00pm

    In this presentation, Shyam Chavda, from the London Sports Institute, will cover some of the main things to consider when conducting research within a high-performance sporting environment and how research can coherently inform practice.

    Find out how to join Shyam's session

  • Applying to speak at conferences | Tuesday 16 March 2021 | 1.00pm to 2.00pm

    In this presentation, Chris Curtis, from the London Sports Institute, will discuss tips and tricks around presenting your research at conferences and events.

    Find out how to join Chris' session

  • Making your research matter: impact and advocacy/activism | Monday 22 March 2021 | 2.00pm to 3.00pm

    During this event, Dr Erminia Colucci, from the Psychology department, will use examples from her mental health and human rights projects in Low-and-Middle-Income countries and communities from immigrant and refugee backgrounds to reflect on different tools and strategies (including arts-based and visual) for applied public activist research.

    We recommend watching one of Dr Colucci’s films before the session.

    Find out how to join Dr Colucci's session

London Sports Institute Research Seminar

Personalised nutrition through genetics: the bold, the old and the uncontrolled | Monday 8 March 2021 | 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Personalised nutrition through genetics has become a reality and the number of individuals who seek nutrition advice based on their genotype is increasing rapidly. At the same time, the approach employed by public health nutrition to improve dietary intakes of populations has evidently failed.

Personalisation through genetics is the main healthcare strategy of the UK Department of Health for this decade, highlighting the importance and potential of this discipline. However, this science is growing and is adopted so fast that regulatory frameworks are still lacking. The challenge is to maximise the benefits of nutrition genetics keeping scientific integrity intact.

Led by Dr Yiannis Mavrommatis, Programme Director MSc Nutrition and Genetics, St Mary's University, Twickenham

Join the session on Zoom

Meeting ID: 946 8939 7542
Passcode: 055445

For information about the Researcher Development Programme, Writing Retreats and Research Retreats, please see our training page.

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