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Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024

Time: 12:00 - 18:00

Location: St George's, University of London, View map

How to register: Register for this event by completing this short online form.

Join us for our inaugural Research Culture Day at St George's for all researchers, research students and research support staff, at all levels.

The theme for this event is Building Connections.

Event aims

The aims of this event are to:

  • launch research culture at St George’s
  • raise awareness of support and inspire early career researchers
  • foster a collaborative environment by bringing different groups of researchers together from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
  • encourage networking and interdisciplinary discussions to stimulate new ideas and potential collaborations.

This is a less formal event with activities, interviews and guest speakers.

Programme of activity for Research Culture Day

Please note: This is a proposed programme and may be subject to change.

Time Activity Location
12.00 to 13.00 Lunch and Research Support Booths H0.1/H0.2
13.00 to 13.15 Research Culture Launch at St George's The Curve Lecture Theatre
13.15 to 13.50 Keynote Speaker: Professor Adetoro Adeyemi Adegoke: Bridging research boundaries: The power of connections and collaboration The Curve Lecture Theatre
13.50 to 14.35

Breakout Sessions:

  • Escape Room - Team Building
  • Dragon Quest - Open Science, delivered by the Library

H0.1/H0.2 (Escape Room)

The Curve Lecture Theatre (Dragon Quest)

14.35 to 15.20 Early career researchers in conversation with Dr Steve Cross The Curve Lecture Theatre
15.25 to 15.55 Tea Break/Ice Creams  H0.1/H0.2
15.55 to 16.15 Research and Innovation Centre in Croydon: Dr Sandra Dudley-Mcevoy, London South Bank University The Curve Lecture Theatre
16.15 to 16.45 Keynote Speaker: Professor Jason Arday: EDI, Neurodiversity and Interdisciplinary Collaboration The Curve Lecture Theatre
16.45 to 17.30

Research Culture from a Funder's Perspective: Hilary Noone, Research & Innovation Culture Lead, UKRI


The Curve Lecture Theatre
17.30 to 19.30 Network Bingo and Drinks Collaboration Space

This event will be compered by Dr Steve Cross.

About our speakers

Jason Arday

Jason Arday is Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education. He was formerly a Guest Editor on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme and listed 4th on the prestigious Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 in 2023.

Professor Arday has previously held the position of Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Glasgow, School of Education; Associate Professor in Sociology at Durham University in the Department of Sociology; and Deputy Executive Dean for People and Culture in the Faculty of Social Science and Health. He is a Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, University of Glasgow in the School of Education, and an Honorary Professor at Durham University in the Department of Sociology.

He is a Trustee of the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading Race Equality Thinktank, and the British Sociological Association (BSA). Jason sits on the Centre for Labour and Social Studies (CLASS) National Advisory Panel, the NHS Race and Health Observatory Academic Reference Group and the ITV Cultural Advisory Council.

Adetoro Agegoke

Professor Adetoro Adegoke is Professor of Health Inequalities at Buckinghamshire New University. 

As Principal Investigator across Africa and Asia she has extensive experience initiating, developing, implementing and evaluating research in many countries including leading multi-country research. Adetoro is an editorial board member for the Austin Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and the International Journal of Nursing Education and Practice and a reviewer for many journals.

She is currently a Visiting Lecturer on Masters and Diploma programmes at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool and City University London. She is the External Examiner for the Diploma in Tropical Nursing programme. Previously, Adetoro was the Director of Studies of three postgraduate programmes, Diploma in International Community Health Care, and Certificate in Tropical Community Medicine and Health.

Dr Adegoke has extensive experience providing Reproductive Maternal Newborn and Child Adolescent Health technical assistance and leading health programmes in 17 low and middle-income countries in Africa, Asia and South America.

Hilary Noone

Passionate about social justice, equity and collaboration, Hilary consolidates over 20 years of private, government and research sector experience in her role at UKRI as Research & Innovation Culture Lead.

Hilary leads the roll out of Résumé for Research and Innovation (R4RI)-like narrative CVs among other projects focused on positive and inclusive R&I cultures.

Sandra Dudley-Mcevoy

Sandra Dudley is a Professor of Communication systems in the School of Engineering at London South Bank University. She received the BSc and PhD in Physics at the University of Essex.

She is leading and collaborating on distributed systems across Energy and Health infrastructures and in the last 12 years secured over £13 million worth of projects. She is currently the PI for A green, connected and prosperous Britain (GCPB), Network Plus (N+) project promoting, investigating and driving digital connectivity agreements across urban and rural areas by synergising 5G (and beyond), the renewable energy sector, green innovations and end users with partners such as Verizon UK and Hitachi.

Sandra also leads and collaborates on two large EU grants, ROVER and MammoScreen where we lead ad on the AI approaches for better than current gold standard breast imaging and UWB radar systems for non-ionizing health imaging and motion sensing.

Sandra is the Academic Director REACT Innovation Centre in Croydon, south London, created with teams from Verizon, Hitachi, Juniper, LSBU and City, University of London.

Steve Cross

Steve Cross helps experts of all kinds to be the most interesting and engaging version of themselves.

He was once a university researcher, but since then he's been a museum curator, event producer and Head of Public Engagement for University College London.

He's also a stand-up comedian and hosts events and awards ceremonies for clients around the world.

Find Steve on his website or on The World's Only Science Podcast.

Your chance to win a Virgin Experience Day prize!

There will be 4 £25 Virgin Experience Day prizes awarded for engagement on Research Culture Day.

Visit the Virgin Experience Days website to see examples of what each prize can be put towards.


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