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Presenting your research at the Research Club at South London and Maudsley

The aim of the Research Club is to bring research to a wide audience across the Trust. It is a collaboration between the SLaM Recovery College and Lived Experience Research Ambassadors and aims to make research accessible to service users and staff. The Trust wants everyone to feel they are able to discuss and get involved in research, learn research-based skills and feel confident to bring research into their practice, as well as understanding the impact that it has on mental health treatment and services. 

The Club invites researchers at the IoPPN to volunteer to present their research work. You will be expected to share your experiences of developing your study, how it was carried out and what your findings were. Usually someone involved in co-production, and a participant, will also discuss their experiences. 

What it involves:

  • Presentation of 30-45 minutes, followed by Q&A
  • Ideally it will be presented by a researcher, a co-producer and a study participant, to provide different viewpoints and experiences
  • Your study needs to have been finished within the last three-to-six months (it can also be an ongoing study but you will need to have some results to discuss)
  • The club is hosted through the Recovery College, so the kind of studies which work best are those which are focused on recovery and wellbeing. 

The Research Club is an opportunity to practice presenting and explaining your work in an accessible way. It may also be an opportunity for recruitment, but this shouldn’t be the primary goal for presenting. The audience will include South London and Maudsley staff, services users, members of the public, and others who may not have a background in research or academia.

See upcoming Research Club sessions on the South London and Maudsley website.

Email: Saskia Evans Perks, Lived Experience Research Ambassador, for more information.