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PubhD: The Researchers and a Flipchart

March 25, 2019 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

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This event comes to you in association with our friends from PubhD Glasgow.

The format is nice and simple:
1: Three researchers will each have 10 minutes to talk about their subject area to an interested audience in a pub
2: There will be up to 20 minutes of (friendly!) Q&A per speaker.
3: Each speaker gets at least one pint (or other drink of their choice).
A whiteboard/flip chart and coloured pens will be provided.

Speakers & Topics:

Mila Daskalova:
Victorian asylums are usually portrayed as gloomy places, haunted by the ghosts of those who have suffered confinement and torture disguised as psychiatric care. But what if I told you that many of these institutions published their own newspapers and magazines – written, edited and often printed by patients? Offering a few glimpses into the history of this curious phenomenon, I will suggest that some asylums operated as hubs of cultural activity, where creative practice and occupational therapy were employed to promote healing and create a sense of community.

James Chilembwe:
The topic of the research is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices in the tourism industry in Malawi The study focuses on travel agencies and tour operators doing business in Malawi and it is an exploratory qualitative study. The main study objective is to evaluate the understanding of CSR in the context of Malawi’s tourism industry and its contribution to sustainable tourism development in Malawi. A total of 27 in-depth interviews were conducted with managers and were selected using simple random approach. Results will be presented according themes

Michele Hilton Boon:
Clinical trials offer the best evidence that a treatment is effective. How can we be confident that something works to improve people’s health when we can’t conduct a clinical trial? Taking advantage of ‘natural experiments’ in practice and policy will require changes to our ideas about ‘the best evidence’ and will enable us to have greater certainty about what works.
Doors at 7.15, kickoff at 7.30
This is event is free to attend, although we will be asking for donations at the end of the talk. Participants are under no obligation whatsoever to donate, however please rest assured that the money we collect doesn’t end up in anyone’s pocket – it is used to fund our overhead costs, and travel/accommodation for our speakers who come from further afield.
Accessibility: As per the policy of the Admiral Bar, access to the venue “can only be provided to patrons who are sufficiently mobile and capable of independently evacuating premises, or with the minimum of assistance”. Unfortunately, this leaves the basement inaccessible to most wheelchair users.



March 25, 2019
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm


The Admiral Bar
72a Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 7DA United Kingdom
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