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5th Annual RiDNet conference 2017: “I, Researcher”

RiDNet Annual Conferences
Friday 27 January 2017, 8:30 - 18:30
Room 8.119, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

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

Dr Nilam Ashra-McGrath, University of Leeds

Conference programme

Time Content
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:10 Welcome
9:10-9.50 Keynote speaker 1:  Dr Eleanor Fisher - "What I wish I'd known..."
9.50-10.20 Tea/coffee break
10.20-11.30 Parallel panel sessions
Panel 1:  Methodological reflections on our role as researchers: positionality and reflexivity
Panel 2:  Changing perspectives on positionality
11.30-12.00 Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:10 Parallel panel sessions
Panel 3:   Managing participants expectations
Panel 4:   Going into the unknown - challenging contexts
14.20-15.00 Keynote speaker 2: Dr Nilam Ashra-McGrath – PhD Rollercoaster and coping strategies
15.00-16.00 Roundtable groups (with tea and coffee):   Self


16.00-16.20 RiDNet history and book launch
16.20-16.30 Closing remarks and thanks
16.30-18:30 Wine reception plus optional conference dinner

The Researchers in Development Network, or RiDNet, is a student led network of PhD students and early career researchers working in international development and/or conducting social research in developing countries.  Our annual conference aims to give students and early career researchers a chance to share experiences, ideas and methods.