Research Ethics in the Wider Context – a NEDTC Advanced Training Workshop

Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd January, 2015 
Doctoral Training Suite, 5th Floor
Daysh Building, Newcastle University

If you are a doctoral researcher in the social sciences, this interactive workshop is designed to stimulate your interest in and thinking about research ethics, provide you with an opportunity to talk with co-researchers with different areas of interest, to meet with leading academics and hear about their approaches to the ethical aspects of research. This workshop is an essential event for any researcher serious about conducting research that is ethically robust and will provide a stimulating opportunity to engage with research ethics in a wider context.

Led by Dr Simon Woods, Co-Director of the Policy Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre (PEALS), Newcastle University, sessions will include:

‘Ethical and regulatory aspects of research’ – Simon Woods.

‘Research Ethics and Ecological Ethics’ – Dr Jan Deckers, Senior Lecturer in Bioethics, Newcastle University, and associate editor of the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry.

‘Researching Sensitive Topics’ – Professor Jackie Leach Scully, Professor of Social Ethics & Bioethics, Newcastle University, and past Co-ordinator of the Feminist Approaches to Bioethics Network .

‘The Ethical Challenges of Community-based Participatory Research’ – Professor Sarah Banks, Co-director of the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University, and founding co-editor of the journal, Ethics and Social Welfare.

‘Research with Children’ – Professor Janice McLaughlin, Professor of Sociology, Newcastle University, and member of the international research consortium ‘Ethics of Family and Health and Social Care’.

‘Why do we need research ethics? Ethics in ethnography’ – Dr Adél Pásztor, Lecturer in Sociology, Newcastle University, and qualitative research methodologist.

(And other speakers to be confirmed)

This workshop is free to doctoral researchers from Newcastle and Durham Universities, and is open to doctoral researchers from other universities at a cost of £30 (including lunch). To book a place, please go here. 


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