The Education and Psychology Research Active Staff Network (EPRAN) has prepared an exciting and varied calendar of events for the 2019/20 academic year including seminars from colleagues from across the university, and external colleagues from UCL and the University of Exeter.
Briefly, the topics of the seminars will be:
16th October 2019 (1.30-3pm): Research and practice in education settings, including pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
20th November 2019 (12.30-2pm): Psychological outcomes and interventions for adults with autism and/or intellectual disabilities
4th March 2020 (12.30-2pm): Transitions from primary to secondary school for children with Down syndrome and Williams syndrome
29th April 2020 (12.30-2pm): A contemporary approach to educational policy making for pupils with SEND
10th June 2020 (12.30-2pm): Research involving fathers
More information about all five seminars can be found here https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/cedar/epranseminar and further information about the seminars (including abstracts) will be uploaded to the website as soon as it becomes available.
EPRAN is a network for research active staff and post-graduate research students at the University of Warwick to share research findings related to education and psychology. We also aim to promote inter-departmental and external networking and research collaborations.
Emma Langley awarded ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship
Dr Emma Langley of the Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR) has been awarded a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to continue her work on the psychological wellbeing of fathers of children with Intellectual Disability (ID). The one-year fellowship will begin in October 2019 and will build on her doctoral research in Education and Psychology which explored the psychological wellbeing of family members of children with ID and/or autism.
ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowships aim to provide researchers in the postdoctoral stage of their career the opportunity to consolidate their PhD through developing publications, networks, and their research and professional skills. The scheme is very competitive, with 7 funded fellowships available across six universities in the Midlands Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).
During the fellowship Emma will analyse large-scale longitudinal data to investigate how paternal wellbeing affects the outcomes of children with ID. She will also be collaborating with a small group of fathers of children with ID to disseminate research findings and co-produce a practical guide for fathers based on their experiences.
“I am extremely grateful to the ESRC for this invaluable opportunity which provides me with the time to focus on my research activities and develop as an early career academic. More importantly, it allows me to continue to explore the psychological wellbeing of fathers of children with ID to be able to better understand their needs.”
Congratulations to Catherine Stanford for being awarded the Outstanding Poster Presentation award at the IASSIDD World Congress in Glasgow.
The project title: Psychological Distress and Positive Gain in Mothers of Children with Autism, With or Without Other Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
The co-collaborators on this project were Richard Hastings (University of Warwick), Deborah Riby (University of Durham), Heather Archer (previously MSc student at University of Durham), Sarah Page (previously MSc student at University of Durham), and Katie Cebula (University of Edinburgh)
There were approximately 40 other posters in her session, and Catherine’s poster was one of only two to receive this award. Many people commented on how well presented Catherine’s poster was, and her award is definitely well deserved! The award was presented by Prof. Colleen Adnams, the President Elect of IASSIDD (the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities).