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Building research capacity in and in partnership with Local Authorities Virtual Event Draft Programme

10.00: “Why developing and supporting research capacity and career development in and in partnership with local authorities is important to us”

Panel Discussion:
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR Academy)
Local Government Association (LGA)
British Association of Social Workers (BASW)
Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)

10.20: “My Career Journey – Never a Dull Day!” – Ravita Taheem (Public Health Practitioner, Southampton City Council/NIHR Southampton BRC)

(How I developed and am continuing to develop my practitioner academic career in a local authority, why I applied for an NIHR award, the research I am involved with, what I’ve learnt and highlights and challenges along the way)

10.30: Q&A Session 

10.40: Short Break

10.45: NIHR Local Authority Short Placement Awards (LA SPARC) and Local Authority Academic Fellowship Pilot Programme

“LA SPARC Scheme – What’s it all about” – Charlotte Minter, NIHR Academy                     

Opportunity to hear more about the upcoming NIHR Local Authority Short Placement Award for Research Collaboration Pilot Scheme (LA SPARC) – Sept 2021 competition launch). What it’s about, funding available, potential ideas for placements and how to apply.

“LAAF Pilot Programme” – Mal Palin, NIHR Academy

Opportunity to hear more about the Local Authority Academic Fellowship Programme (LAAF) Pilot scheme, which has designed to support the academic ambitions of individuals based within local authority settings wishing to develop as health and/or social care researchers/practitioner academics.

11.05: Pre-doctoral Local Authority Fellowship (PLAF) Awardee – Speaker TBC
“My PLAF Award – I did it!”                                                                                                         

Opportunity to hear from a recent PLAF awardee about their career, why they applied for a PLAF award and what they plan to do

11.15: Q&A Session and Close

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