I-SPHERE hosts a series of online seminars throughout the year with guest speakers from across the UK and beyond.

We will announce more events soon so watch this space.


Playful Poverty

Date: March 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by Professor John McKendrick, Glasgow Caledonia University

Young people, food insecurity and COVID 19

Date: February 17, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by I-SPHERE and Oak Foundation 2020 research intern Charlotte McPherson

Moral Framing of Drug Testing of Welfare Recipients in Australia

Date: January 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by Katie Curchin from Australian National University

Cultivating the ethical society: charity and welfare in contemporary society

Date: December 9, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by Cameron Parsell and Andrew Clarke

I need to commission an evaluation – where do I start?

Date: November 19, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

I-SPHERE in partnership with the Oak Foundation and UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) are running an online event aimed at voluntary or public sector organisations in the housing and homelessness sector who want to commission research or evaluation.

It will be an opportunity to hear more about the benefits of undertaking research and evaluation, as well as some practical steps to designing and undertaking a project. It will help you with where to start, where to go for help and what to look out for. It is also a chance to connect and share experiences with people in similar positions across the sector.

Speakers

OpeningProfessor David Robinson, Head of Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the University of Sheffield and Co-Investigator at CaCHE
About Research and EvaluationProfessor Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Director of I-SPHERE
The Funders’ PerspectiveRaji Hunan, Director of Housing and Homelessness Programme, Oak Foundation
Example of Commissioning EvaluationPhil Davis, Coordinator of Hope Projects Birmingham and Dr Beth Watts, Researcher at I-SPHERE

Human Rights, freedom and social citizenship in times of pandemic

Date: November 11, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by Koldo Casla

Administrative data for social policy research, potentials and pitfalls

Date: October 14, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by Nick Baily

Lived Experiences of choice, control and success in Housing First

Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by Chris Parker

Young people’s subjective experiences of social and intergenerational injustice in Scotland

Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Presented by Charlotte McPherson