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Remaining Resilient in Research

10.30, Thursday 11 April 2019

ThinkTank Museum Birmingham

Curzon Street B4 7XG

This event is open to all and free to attend but places are limited. This event forms part of the Academy’s series of Career Development events.

‘Remaining Resilient in Research’ will be chaired by Professor Janet Lord FMedSci, Professor of Immune Cell Biology, University of Birmingham and Director of the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research. The keynote speaker will be Dr Eileen Parkes, Academic Clinical Lecturer, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, Queen's University Belfast. 


This event will include:

  • An interactive funding session where we will be looking into 'How to get funded (and what if you don't)' where attendees will have the oppurtunity to discuss the practical steps in applying for a grant and consider how to remain resilient in the face of not being successful.
  • A Mental Fitness Training workshop led by Roy Marriott of Marriott Coaching where attendees will get the opportunity to learn mechanisms to identify stressors, how to tackle them before they develop and how to manage and reduce stress in your daily life. 
  • Our keynote speaker Dr Eilieen Parkes, an Academic Clinical Lecturer at Queen's University Belfast will be presenting: ‘Stronger: Rejection and Resilience in Academia’. Where she will be speaking on how to overcome rejection, become stronger as a result and remain resilient in the the world of academia. 
  • We will then round off the day with a Resilience Forum led by an expert panel - a fantastic opportunity to discuss the hurdles of a research career and how to overcome them effectively.
  • The event will be immediately followed by a Networking Recenption from 17:00 until 18:00 

This event has now reached full capacity. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email , to be notified if places become available. 

The full agenda can be viewed here

Our Career Development events are for pre- and post-doctoral biomedical and health researchers, to give practical skills and the chance to network with colleagues. They also offer clinical academic trainees help in navigating the clinical academic training pathway and developing a research.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email

Access information for the event venue, the ThinkTank Museum, Birmingham, can be found here. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email

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