|Administration & safety|
On this page, I keep a record of training I have undertaken to improve my skills in a variety of different areas.
|2005-2006 (three modules totalling 10 days)||“Leading in Science”: course on science, leadership, innovation and economics organised jointly by the Royal Society and the Tanaka Business School of Imperial College, London.|
|May 24 2006||Supervising international research students, Newcastle University Staff Development Unit.|
|Jun 19-20 2006||Royal Society new research fellows’ seminar and discussion day.|
|Sep-Dec 2006||“Science in a spin”: A new Business Development Programme for academics and researchers, Newcastle University. 7 1-hour sessions.|
|Nov 16 2006||Supervising research students, Newcastle University Staff Development Unit.|
|Jun 5-6 2007||Positive People Management, 2-day course run by Aware UK at Newcastle’s Staff Development Unit.|
|Sep 13 2007||Institute of Neuroscience research away day, Newcastle University.|
|May 1 2008||Supervising research students: Assessment and Examination, Faculty of Medical Sciences.|
|May 2 2008||Applying for MRC grants, Faculty of Medical Sciences|
|May 8 2008||Graduate student development and e-portfolio, Newcastle University Staff Development Unit.|
|Sep 15 2008||Institute of Neuroscience research away day, Newcastle University.|
|Feb-Jun 2009||“Bite-sized chunks” series of workshops on applying for research grants, Newcastle University.|
|Apr 30 2009||Seminar on submitting to Nature, with Lesley Anson, a Senior Editor of Nature|
|May 19 2009||Workshop on getting research published, with Irene Hames.|
|Sep 23 2009||Institute of Neuroscience research away day, Newcastle University.|
|Oct 1 2009||Moving into a management role in the research environment, with Robin Henderson, MY Consultants Ltd.|
|Mar 26 2010||PI development: support to survive, with Liz Kemp & Lesley Heseltine, Newcastle University Staff Development Unit|
|Apr 27 2010||PI development: the PI as manager, with Sue Nobb, Insp!rations|
|Jun 16 2010||PI development: Managing your Research Project, with Robin Henderson, MY Consultants Ltd.|
|Jul 12 2010||PI development: Looking to the future, with Robin Henderson, MY Consultants Ltd.|
|Sep 16 2010||Institute of Neuroscience research away day, Newcastle University.|
|Jan 14 2011||Institute of Neuroscience / Institute of Health & Society research day, Newcastle University.|
|Jan 17 2011||seminar on “Building relationships with corporate partners”, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University.|
|Feb 4 2011||Briefing on BBSRC and MRC grants panels, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University.|
|Sep 19 2011||Institute of Neuroscience research away day, Newcastle University.|
|Sep 17 2012||Institute of Neuroscience research away day, Newcastle University.|
|Nov 12-13 2012||Royal Society workshop on Understanding Grant Processes, Chicheley Hall.|
|Sep 16 2013||Institute of Neuroscience research away day, Newcastle University.|
|Oct 1 2013||Faculty of Medical Sciences Symposium on Consultancy, Newcastle University.|
|Jan 14 2014||Rapid Networking Event on security, sensing, surveillance and autonomous technologies, Newcastle University.|
|Feb 6 2014||Horizon 2020 Information and Networking Day on Work Programme 2014-2015 for Advanced digital gaming/gamification technologies, European Commission, Luxembourg|
|Mar 26 2015||Research Impact celebration event, Great North Museum, Newcastle|
|April 29 2016||Leadership in the role of professor, Newcastle University Staff Development Unit, led by Prof John Ramsden|
|Apr 27-28, May 22 2007||10-credit module on Research Ethics, run by Northumbria University.|
|Jun 12-13 2008||two-day course on Research Ethics in a Higher Education context, run by Keele University.|
|Jul 23 2008||Law, Ethics and Research: induction training for members of Faculty of Medical Sciences Ethics Committee, run by Newcastle University’s Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre.|
|Dec 2 2009||Legal issues in clinical research, run by Newcastle Clinical Research Centre.|
|Mar 10 2010||Newcastle University Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre seminar on the TGN1412 disaster, Prof Adam Hedgecoe, Cardiff University.|
|May 4 2010||Good Clinical Practice for research, run by Newcastle Clinical Research Centre with Tanya Symons.|
|Feb 1 2012||Good Clinical Practice Refresher Training, run by National Institute of Health Research Clinical Research Network with Paul Maher|
Administration & safety
|Jul 26 2006||RAE Overview and Progress so far, Newcastle University.|
|Aug 18 2006||pFACT (Project Financial Appraisal & Costing Tool) training course, Newcastle University.|
|Jul 15 2009||Risk assessment training course, Newcastle University.|
|Jun 9 2010||University IT systems, Newcastle University Staff Development Unit.|
|Mar 29 2012||Safety for Principal Investigators, University Safety Office.|
|Oct 4 2012||Emergency First Aid At Work (1 day course), North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust.|
|Jan 14-17 2013||First Aid At Work (3 day course), North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust.|
|Jan 18 2013||Chemical safety training course, Newcastle University.|
|Jan 22 2013||Biological safety training course, Newcastle University.|
|May 23 2013||Workshop on conducting effective Performance & Development Reviews, Newcastle University.|
|May 13 2014||Human Resources briefing for Principal Investigators, Newcastle University.|
|December 7 2005||attended Royal Society Media Training Course, taught by Judith Hann and John Exelby|
|March 16 2006||attended Media Skills Workshop, Newcastle University Staff Development Unit.|
|April 30-May 1 2007||attended Royal Society Scientist workshop at the National Science Learning Centre, learning how to communicate science effectively to school children.|
|May 24-25 2010||attended 2-day Story Seminar given by Robert McKee|
|Feb 11 2011||seminar on “Proactive Media Relations”, Staff Development Unit, Newcastle University.|
|Jun 25 2013||“Everyone can be a film maker”, Robin Fearon|
|Jul 1 2013||“Using animation to engage”, Siobhan Fenton|
|Aug 28-Sep 5 2006||Spike Train Analysis Workshop, Newcastle University.|
|Aug 27-28 2008||Spike Train Analysis Workshop, Newcastle University.|
|Sep 18 2009||North East Epilepsy Research Meeting, Durham University (5 CPD credits).|
|Oct 21-24 2009||Statistical Parametric Mapping Course, University College London.|
|Nov 5 2009||Orbital and neuro-imaging for ophthalmology, Newcastle University.|
|May 26-27 2010||Thinking Digital, The Sage Centre, Gateshead,|
|Sep 23-24 2010||Statistical Parametric Mapping Course, run by University College London at Durham University.|
|Oct 20 2010||Cooperation and Conflict in Human and Animal Behaviour, symposium to mark the retirement of Dr John Lazarus, Newcastle University.|
|Jun 13 2011||9th BriSCEV (British Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision) Course on unexplained visual loss and Conference, Baltic Centre, Gateshead|
|Jun 13-14 2011||9th BriSCEV (British Society for Clinical Electrophysiology of Vision) Conference, Baltic Centre, Gateshead|
|18-20 July 2011.||Introduction to human brain anatomy, with dissection room practical sessions, University College London, course director Dr Paul Johns|
|15-16 March 2012.||Epilepsy Research UK’s International Expert Workshop “Why do some brains seize? Molecular, cellular and network mechanisms”, St Anne’s College, Oxford|
|17 October 2012.||Epilepsy awareness training at Epilepsy Action, Yeadon, Leeds|
|10 January 2013.||Translational Research Day: Chronic disease – what’s the point and are we missing it? Newcastle University|
|11 January 2013.||Newcastle University Centre for Behaviour and Evolution conference|
|20 June 2013.||Postgraduate ophthalmology teaching session on strabismus, with Mr Anthony Vivian|
|26 Jan 2014.||Paediatric Ophthalmology 2014, day 4: strabismus, University College London and Moorfields Eye Hospital|
|15-16 March 2016.||UK Neuro-ophthalmology special interest group annual meeting, University College London Queen’s Square and Guy’s Hospital.|
|12-15 Sept 2016.||Optical Foundations of Full-Parallax Imaging, Universitat de València.|
|19 Oct 2016.||British Machine Vision Association technical meeting: Vision for Interaction: from humans to robots, London UK.|
|23-25 Oct 2016.||20th Machine Intelligence: Human-Like Computing, Cumberland Lodge, Windsor UK.|
NB Scientific conferences where my own work was presented are listed separately, here.
- Jan 2018. Introduction to R.
- Jan 2018. Intermediate R.
- Jan 2018. Cleaning Data in R.
- Jan 2018. Working with the RStudio IDE (Part 1).
- Feb 2018. Data Visualization with ggplot2 (Part 1)
- Feb 2018. Data Visualization with ggplot2 (Part 2)
- Mar 2018. Deep Learning in Python.
- Apr 2018. Intro to Python for Data Science.
- May 2018. Intermediate Python for Data Science.
- Nov 2016. Machine Learning, by Stanford University.
- Jan 2017. Neural Networks for Machine Learning, by Toronto University
- Apr 2018. Neural Networks and Deep Learning by deeplearning.ai
- Apr 2018. Structuring Machine Learning Projects by deeplearning.ai
- Apr 2018. Improving Deep Neural Networks: Hyperparameter tuning, Regularization and Optimization by deeplearning.ai
- May 2018. Convolutional Neural Networks by deeplearning.ai
- Feb 2020. Computational Neuroscience by University of Washington.
- Mar 2020. Google Cloud Product Fundamentals by Google Cloud.
- Apr 2020. Google Cloud Product Fundamentals: Core Infrastructure by Google Cloud.
- Apr 2020. How Google does Machine Learning by Google Cloud.
- May 2020. Getting Started With Application Development by Google Cloud.
- May 2020. Improving your statistical inferences by Eindhoven University of Technology.
- May 2020. Launching into Machine Learning by Google Cloud.
- May 2020. Introduction to TensorFlow by Google Cloud.
- Jan 2022. Introduction to Genomic Technologies by Johns Hopkins University.
- Feb 2022. Causal Inference by Columbia University.