MEETING OF CSWL BIRKBECK & AUU ABERDEEN ON APPLIED RESEARCH & POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION
A one-day meeting was held on 14th April at Birkbeck University of London between its Centre for Sustainable Working Life (CSWL), School of Business, Economics & Informatics, and the Academic Urology Unit (AUU),Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen. The focus of this meeting was to discuss a strategy for promoting collaboration in research and postgraduate education in areas of shared interest.
The morning session was introduced by Professor Tom Cox (CSWL, Birkbeck)with a brief presentation on CSWL, its structure, interests and involvements. He also provided an outline of The METIS Collaboration which is a core shared interest of CSWL and AUU. The morning session focused on developing an explicit joint research strategy but also on the possibility and likely nature of a joint involvement in postgraduate education.
Following a brief buffet lunch hosted by Professor Philip Dewe, the after noon session was introduced by Dr Sara MacLennan (AUU, Aberdeen). She presented an overview of the SCOT-PAIS project which is led by AUU but involved CSWL. The afternoon session focused on shared interests and research on cancer survivorship and, in particular, its relationship to work engagement. There was discussion of progression of the jointly held ESRC Seminar series award: cancer and employment. New areas of interest and new funded projects were also discussed.