Past Aberdeen Event: VOL 19

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VOL 19

May 23, 2017
@ The Belmont Filmhouse

Join some of Aberdeen’s most inspired minds for an evening of short talks in the PechaKucha format.

PechaKucha means ‘chitchat’ in Japanese and the format was created by two architects who were fed up with lengthy presentations. PechaKucha runs in over 650 cities around the world. PechaKucha nights bring together art, design, research and fresh ideas.

PechaKucha #19 in Aberdeen falls during the University's May festival and will feature a range of speakers from different backgrounds. Stay tuned to this page for more info! 

PechaKucha in Aberdeen is co-ordinated by the Public Engagement with Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen. Interested in talking at a PechaKucha night? Please get in touch! 

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Using Eye Movements to Diagnose Psychiatric Disorders

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Mike Turner is an academic psychiatry trainee working in Royal Cornhill Hospital. His week is split between four days of clinical work and one day of research. His speaks about the research project he is currently involved in which uses the tracking of eye movements as a tool to diagnose mental illness.

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Widening Access to Medical Training

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Kirsty Alexander is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen, in the Institute of Education for Medical and Dental Sciences. She speaks about her research which explores widening access to Medicine. Kirsty believes this is a topic that many people have an interest in (and an opinion about!) and her presentation will address some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Luis Loria is interested in green transport. He has spent the last few years researching the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project – Europe’s largest hydrogen bus fleet. He believes this project has lots to teach us about the use of Low Emission Buses and he shares some of those lessons with us.  

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Exploring Causality

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Attakrit Leckcivilize is a Research Fellow at Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen. His research focusses on areas such as determinants of dietary inequalities and effects of retirement on health behaviour, health and well-being. He speaks about the importance of  exploring causality.

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Health and Healthcare

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Sanjeev Pugazhendhi has a clinical background and is currently studying a Masters in Global Health at the University of Aberdeen. His presentation is entitled ‘Health and Healthcare’ and through it, he wishes to emphasise the difference between the two terms and the importance and implications to people and society of understanding this.

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From novice to keynote - learning to be an academic one conference at a time

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Dr Rachel Shanks is a Senior Lecturer based in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. She is currently conducting research in Huntly, exploring Health and Social Care for the 2020s. She speaks about how people learn at academic conferences - from attending their first conference, how do people learn what to do, how to behave and how to get on at conferences, going from novice to keynote speaker. She covers the formal and informal learning that takes place.

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Current Challenges for Scottish Teachers

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Kirsten Darling-Mcquistan is a lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen. Prior to taking on the role of lecturer she taught in schools in Angus, Fife and London. She speaks of some of the current challenges for Scottish teachers and offers a possible way forward for Scottish education.

Michael Turner
Psychiatrist, NHS Grampian in Aberdeen
Kirsty Alexander
in Aberdeen
Luis Loria
in Aberdeen
Rachel Shanks
in Aberdeen