There are no more CPD events in 2019. Please look out for details of our fourth series of CPD events in early 2020.

Previous events

Autumn Series – CPD Event - Using research in 'real' life

30th October 07:30-09:30, Transferring research into practice, Medico-Chirurgical Hall, Polwarth Building, University of Aberdeen at Foresterhill

Professor Jennie Macdiarmid

In this workshop, we’ll showcase examples of where University of Aberdeen research has made a difference to people, policy and practice. From meat consumption to alcohol pricing, the smoking ban to the perils of high heels – discover how our research might have already impacted your lifestyle.
 

Autumn Series – CPD Event - You are what you eat

16th October 07:30-09:30, You are what you eat – is this true?, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen at Foresterhill

Dr Leone Craig and Dr Janet Kyle

Dr Leone Craig and Dr Janet Kyle led an interactive session examining the hidden sugars, salts and fats in breakfast cereals and ‘healthy’ breakfast bars. They also busted some myths around body weight as a measure of health. Attendees got to taste some carrot bread and broad bean hull bread. Recently featured in The Times, these ‘disco’ breads have been developed to fool fussy eaters into eating vegetables.

Autumn Series – CPD Event - Science communication

2nd October 07:30-09:30, Biomedical Physics Workshop, University of Aberdeen at Foresterhill

Dr Kirsty Kiezebrink and Dr Heather Morgan

Dr Kirsty Kiezebrink led an excellent session on the challenge of science communication and fake news. The workshop, held at the University’s Biomedical Physics teaching workspace, explored how medical research is reported in the news and how (and why) a story can change on its journey from the lab to the front page. Kirsty shared an excellent resource that even the most casual reader can use to critically appraise science and health news stories: https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/10-best-practice-guidelines-for-science-and-health-reporting.pdf

Spring Series Recap: Emotional Intelligence and the Link to Effective Leadership

16 April 2019 - 8:00-9:30am, Craig Suite, Sir Duncan Rice Library

Dr Trevor Morrow

In this business breakfast Trevor Morrow examined Emotional Intelligence and the links to effective leadership. He introduced the principles of emotional intelligence and research findings for business.

Spring Series Recap: Leading by Tweeting

27 March – 8:00-9:30am, Craig Suite, Sir Duncan Rice Library

Neil McLennan

In this workshop, Neil discussed the power and the pitfalls of social media for leaders who would like to maximise the potential of these open communication channels to connect with employees. A recording of the session is available to view on YouTube.

Spring Series Recap: Mindful Leadership

20 March 2019 - 8:00-9:30am, Craig Suite, Sir Duncan Rice Library

Dr Graeme Nixon

In this business breakfast Graeme examined the potential of mindfulness for organisations and their leadership. He introduced the principles of mindfulness and research findings for business. Attendees also participated in a short mindfulness practice in what was a relaxing beginning to the day! A recording of the session is available to view on YouTube.

Winter Programme Recap: Long Term Liability in Decommissioning

21 November 2018 - Long Term Liability in Decommissioning

Professor John Paterson and Dr Richard Neilson

The University of Aberdeen has set up the world’s first and only Masters in Decommissioning. Long term liability in decommissioning was discussed in this seminar as well as the University’s ground-breaking collaboration with the OGTC in launching the new Decommissioning Centre for Excellence.

A recording of this session is available to view on YouTube.

Winter Programme Recap: Resolving Disputes out of Court

2 November 2018 - Resolving Disputes Out of Court

Derek Auchie, School of Law

Negotiation, mediation and arbitration can lead to rapid and cost-effect resolution of even the most entrenched disputes. In this seminar, these processes and techniques were discussed and practical examples were given.

Winter Programme Recap: Human Factors in the Workplace

24 October 2018 - Human Factors in the Workplace

Dr Amy Irwin, School of Psychology

In this one hour workshop attendees were introduced to a range of tools that can be applied to increase safety in workplaces.

A recording of the first part of the workshop is available to view on YouTube.