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Conservation Research Institute


Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Early Career Researcher Programme 2020/21 will be hosted on ZOOM for the forseeable future. Every session will be recorded and accessable through the links listed below. 

Fri 16 Oct
2pm - 3pm 

Meet the Researchers
Part of the CRI Conference, presentations from key academics followed by an overview of the research including: Professor Laura Diaz AnadonProfessor David CoomesDr Andrew FriendDr Leo Zhaoyang LiuProfessor Bill SutherlandDr Chris Sandbrook and Professor Bhaskar Vira. 

Workshop Recording

Fri 30 Oct 
11am - 12.30pm 
Grant Writing Workshop - Professor Bhaskar Vira

Professor Vira will provide an overview for those of you thinking about writing grant applications or wanting to prepare yourself for when the time comes.

Workshop Recording 

Fri 22 Jan
12pm - 2pm
Conservation and Human Behaviour - Dr Claudia Schneider

This session will explore the psychology underlying human behaviour generally as well as applied to the context of conservation, such as barriers that prevent and levers that can motivate pro-environmental action.

Workshop Recording

Fri 5 February 12pm - 1pm
Systematic Review and Evidence Synthesis - Dr Phil Martin
Evidence synthesis is vital for informing decisions on the environm. This interactive workshop will show you how to conduct a robust systematic review, synthesise evidence, and assess different types of biases. We will use case-studies to show how synthesis can address major global questions and explore cutting-edge tools to improve and speed up systematic review
Workshop Recording
Fri 19 Feb
12pm - 1pm
A more in depth discussion on one of the ways of doing research at a distance discussed in the first session on 13 November. You will have the opportunity to vote for which one will be discussed.
Workshop Recording
Fri 5 Mar
11am - 1pm
User-Centred Design - Alice Lawrence

This session will give an overview of user-centred design (UCD): a process whereby the enduser is involved in the design of an interface or document. We will use a case study from the field of medical communications to explore the different steps of UCD, and how it has been applied within conservation.

Workshop Recording

Thur - Fri 11 - 12 Mar
Media Workshop

This is a two half-day online Media Workshop designed specifically for ECR's to build their research profile in the non-specialised media. The training will be given by ex-BBC journalists with decades of experience. In this hands-on-course you will prepare exercises and interviews tailored for your research. There is a maximum of 15 attendees for this workshop. Please register through Eventbrite.

Fri 30 Apr
11am - 1pm
Moving Methods Online - Lucy Goodman
Learn more about how to do social science research when travel and face-to-face are limited during the pandemic. From ethical to logistics issues, this session will facilitate peer-to-peer learning and take a deep dive into one case study that uses zoom to facilitate a Q methodology study done entirely online.  
Fri 14 May 12pm - 1pm

Policy Analysis - Professor Laura Diaz-Anadon

Professor Laura Diaz-Anadon will lead this workshop on how to examine and evaluate the available options to implement the goals generated by government policies and policy makers.

Fri 21 May 10am - 1pm

Career Pathways

Discuss how skills learned during your PhD can help plan your next career step. Explore various aspects of career development within and outside academia. Get advice on seeking funding & applying for jobs. Discuss if you unsure whether to pursue an academic career or enter a different sector? Speakers from different sectors will share their journey taken after their PhD’s.

Fri 11 June 12pm - 1pm

Creative Communication - Carmyn de Jonge

This workshop is designed for those looking to explore effective communication through versatile designs of poster, booklets and presentations.