LISS DTP Monthly Newsletters

January 2024



LISS DTP Newsletter      

January 2024      


  1. LISS DTP Winter Gathering 
  1. Training opportunities at the NCRM 
  1. New courses added to the Spring training Programme 
  1. LISS DTP ED&I Open Forum  
  1. LISS DTP Parents and Carers group   
  1. MethodsNET info brief: Summer School & more 
  1. LISS DTP Achievements 

London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership team Hopes everyone has had a restful winter period and a happy new year!  


1.  LISS DTP Winter Gathering Prize winners! 

Thank you to all who were able to attend the LISS DTP Winter Gathering! We really enjoyed hearing about your research projects! 

Ad also a big congratulations to the prize-winners! 

First Prize: Charan Bijlani 

Runner Up: Antonio José León Fernandez 

People Choice award: Anna 

We hope to see and hear much more about LISS DTP research Projects at this years Summer Research Symposium!  


2.  Training opportunities at the NCRM (with bursaries) 


The National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM) offers research training for doctoral students and ECRs. They are a great source for research methods training and a great way to expand your network beyond the LISS DTP. They also put on a regular programme of other events. You can find their programme of training opportunities here and information about bursaries here.  


3. New courses added to the Spring training Programme 

Please click below for further details including how to sign up:  

LISS379 Text Mining and Analysis 

LISS380 Experimental Design and Analysis  


4. LISS DTP ED&I Open Forum 2nd February 2024 

The postponed LISS DTP ED&I Open Forum will now take place on February 2nd at 11:30 please register your attendance, and any questions you may have here. All questions submitted for the cancelled session will be addressed at the upcoming meeting. 


All LISS students are encouraged to attend and calendar invitations will follow registration.  


We hope to see you there!    


5. LISS DTP Parents and Carers group 

The Parents and carers group welcome any new members from the new cohort  

  • Building Resilience workshop for researchers who are parents/carers (4 sessions across November and December)  

Please let me know if you are interested in becoming a member of the group and attending the sessions. 


6. MethodsNET info brief: Summer School & more 

Below is an update from upcoming events and workshops from MethodsNET: 

1. Early bird chirping: 3rd MethodsNET Summer School in June 

We are putting the finishing touches on the course program, comprising 40+ courses in all, including 30+ one-week in-person courses (June 17-21 and 24-28, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands) and 7 one-week online courses (June 10-14). A close-to-final course list can already be found on our ‘events’ page. The event website is scheduled to go ‘live’ on January 15, along with the opening of registrations. Find the course(s) that meet(s) your needs, register in the first weeks and catch early bird discounts! You will be personally informed.  


2. Save the date: Launch events Oct 30 – Nov 2 in Belgium 

We have constituted three organizing committees for our Launch events that will be held in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) from 30 October to 2 November 2024: a ‘Training the trainers’ event (Wednesday 30/10 afternoon), the MethodsNET Launch Conference (Thursday 31/10 full day & Friday 1/11 morning), and a ‘Methods Innovation Workshops’ event (Friday 1/11 afternoon & Saturday 2/11 morning). Save the dates, as we are compiling the program and timetables. Much more info on these events when we launch our new website – see next point. 


3. Scaling up: Major upgrade of MethodsNET community  

We are working full steam on the upgrade of MethodsNET as a membership-based association – and approaching the target. Within the next 2 months, we will launch the brand-new MethodsNET website, along with more info & calls for the Launch events as well as the call for members and for partner institutions. You will be personally informed – and invited :-). 


4. Hurry up: Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (komex), February 22 – March 1  

Some seats are still available at the 2024 Konstanz Methods Excellence Workshops (komex), organized by the University of Konstanz in collaboration with MethodsNET. Komex offers excellent, inclusive, and sustainable PhD-level methods training held February 22nd to 23rd (short courses) and February 26th to March 1st, 2024 (compact & main courses). The event’s hybrid format combines in-person and online options, covering a spectrum of quantitative and qualitative methods at budget-friendly rates. Browse the komex courses and register here: Follow komex: on X @komex_methods or on BlueSky 


7.LISS DTP Achievements 

Mia Hadfield-Spoor’s research has contributed to the Food Foundation new published briefing, from two case studies drawing on two of her participants interviews. Awesome work Mia! 

Click here to find out more. 



This newsletter is available on the LISS DTP website at: LISS DTP Monthly Newsletter – LISS-DTP       


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