RiDNet Annual Conferences

The Researchers in Development Network at the University of Leeds 5th Annual RiDNet conference “I, Researcher: exploring the research experience – context, self and interdisciplinary practice” Key note speakers: Dr Eleanor Fisher, University of Reading https://www.reading.ac.uk/apd/staff/e-fisher.aspx Dr Nilam Ashra-McGrath, University of Leeds https://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/profile/648/255/nilam_ashra-mcgrath Conference programme Time Content 8:30-9:00 Registration 9:00-9:10 Welcome 9:10-9.50 Keynote speaker 1:  Dr Eleanor…
4th Annual RiDNet Conference “Conducting Fieldwork in Development Contexts: Expectations, Encounters and Entanglements”   Key note speakers Professor Jenny Pearce, Professor of Latin American Studies, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford Dr Sam Spiegel, Director of Research, Centre of African Studies, University of Edinburgh Dr Martin Lamb, School of Education, University of Leeds Dr…
Third Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) Conference Increasingly, researchers, policy makers and practitioners are acknowledging the need to work together to successfully solve the world’s development problems. However, bridging the gaps (in thinking, approach, access etc.) between these three sectors has raised many problems of their own. This conference aims to provide a platform in…
2nd Researchers in Development Network (RiDNet) Conference About the Conference Conducting research in development contexts comes with its own challenges. Common issues such as research design, methodologies and planning must be considered alongside more context-specific issues: cultural differences may disrupt communication; corruption may hamper access; ethical issues may be more stringent, and interaction with different…
The University of Leeds Researchers in Development Network invites postgraduate and early-career researchers to share their valuable experiences in this inaugural conference. Through short presentations (10 minutes) in themed panels, a set of issues will be discussed. The conference will feed into a new research note series focussing on the practicalities of conducting research in development contexts.