Research Workshop: Understanding the ethics of interdisciplinary research with refugee communities

Friday June 15th. Arts Tower, Room 13.17, Sheffield, UK | Time: 9:30 – 14:15
This workshop is free to attend. Please register here

Speakers
Dr Jason Hart (University of Bath) and Dr Lucy Mayblin (University of Warwick)
Also featuring PhD researchers Aya Musmar (Architecture) and Sarah Linn (Urban Studies and Planning), and Mrs Lindsay Unwin, Ethics & Integrity Officer, University of Sheffield.

jason-hart-27921-0002 Lucy Mayblin
Dr Jason Hart, Senior Lecture University of Bath. Co-Investigator EPSRC/GCRF funded project ‘Healthy Housing for the Displaced’ Dr Lucy Mayblin, Assistant Professor in Sociology, University of Warwick. PI ESRC Future Research Leaders project ‘Asylum, Welfare and Work in the Age of Austerity’.

The workshop, sponsored by the University Research Ethics Committee (UREC), aims to explore the ethics of interdisciplinary research with refugee communities, in the context of displacement in refugee camps and host communities. Through a series of presentations from established and early career researchers in the area, delegates will be able to discuss the different challenges, approaches and best reflexive practices of interdisciplinary research with refugee communities. A particular focus throughout will be on bringing together disciplines for which the issues are challenging but broadly familiar (principally within the Social Sciences), with those such as Science and Engineering which have been less used to engaging with the ethics of working with vulnerable groups, but now need to in the context of interdisciplinarity and impact, and funding streams which support this (such as the GCRF).
Coffee and light lunch will be provided.

Organisers: Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza (Politics); Dr Steve Connelly (Urban Studies and Planning); Helen Woolley (Department of Landscape); Aldous Everard (Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures).

*Any views expressed within the workshop do not necessarily represent the views of the UREC.
For more information please contact marcia.vera@sheffield.ac.uk

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Science4Refugees Workshop: European Research with a view to integrating refugees

Next 15-16 March 2017, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation will organise the Science4Refugees (S4R) workshop “European Research with a view to integrating refugees” in Brussels (AREA 42. 46A, rue des Palais, 1030). The workshop will bring together researchers and refugees with an academic research profile and representatives of institutions to discuss ways of successfully integrating refugees into the culture of the host institutions. The objective of the S4R workshop is to facilitate this integration by learning from and informing about existing matchmaking mechanisms at national level; good practices to optimise the communication process between refugees and potential employers; and to stimulate an open dialogue between all stakeholders involved, thereby boosting refugee researcher careers.

Seats are limited. Registration HERE. Travel arrangements can only be accommodated if you are travelling from an European country.