Teaching

Our Managing Director, Dr Helen Kara, is an experienced teacher of research methods to postgraduates, practitioners, and academics. Her specialist areas are research methods, particularly creative methods, and writing for research. Past and current teaching projects include:

2017
Teaching creative research methods on the Australian Market and Social Research Society Summer School
 
Teaching creative academic writing at Birmingham City University
 
Teaching creative research methods at Cardiff University for the National Centre for Research Methods
2016-17
Teaching creative academic writing to doctoral students at Birmingham City University
2016
Teaching creative research methods to faculty and doctoral students at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
 
Teaching creative research methods to faculty and doctoral students at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
 
Teaching creative research methods and writing for publication for the British Psychological Society West Midlands Branch
 
Teaching writing for research for staff of Ecorys
 
Teaching research methods to masters' degree students at Swansea University
2015
Seminar on creative research methods at University of Southampton
 
Workshop on creative research methods for the Social Research Association in Scotland
 
Teaching creative research methods to doctoral students and staff at the University of Calgary
 
Teaching creative research methods to students and staff at Mount Royal University, Calgary
 
Teaching creative academic writing to doctoral students at Staffordshire University and the University of Stirling
 
Teaching research methods to masters' degree students at Swansea University
 
Teaching creative research methods to professional doctoral students at the University of Northampton
2014
Running seminar on 'Managing The Research Process' at the University of Central Lancashire, School of Social Work
2013-14
Teaching Social Media for Research at the British Library
2013
Training Prevent staff in evaluation techniques for the Home Office
2012
Training third sector practitioners from the West Midlands in "writing for research"
 
Running research methods seminars for practitioners at Staffordshire County Council Early Years Conference
2011
Teaching research methods to postgraduate students at Staffordshire University
2010
Monitoring and evaluation methods training for practitioners at Groundwork East Midlands
2008
Teaching research methods to postgraduate students at Staffordshire University
 
Teaching qualitative research methods to public health professionals at the Centre for Strategic Health Studies in Damascus, Syria
2007-8
Teaching qualitative research methods to children's centre managers in Dudley
2004
Training for practitioners at the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea in commissioning consultancy
 
Evaluation training for the staff team at Sure Start Cannock Chase

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