Knowledge Exchange & Training Forum

A key aim of the LuCiD Centre is to build capacity for language acquisition research by developing a generation of future research leaders. The Knowledge Exchange & Training Forum supports this process by bringing together researchers from all points in the research career pathway and providing them with the opportunities to (1) design and implement a career development programme that meets their own specific needs, and (2) acquire research management skills by playing a key role in designing and organising research, training and outreach activities.

To date the forum has organised a series of workshops, addressing the specific needs of our network of language development researchers, including workshops on R, LENA, ELAN, CLAN, CHILDES and EEG/ ERP methods. The workshops have been open to researchers beyond LuCiD, from the wider research community. The forum also developed and coordinates our internship and travel award application process, and helps to organise our annual conference. 

Recent workshops include:

  • March 2022 – Grant writing – Julian Pine 
  • April 2022 - Blog writing - Ben Ambridge 
  • May 2022 - Demystifying Bayesian statistics - Sam Jones 
  • December 2022 - Online testing with Gorilla – Liam Blything 
  • January 2023 – Power Analysis – Andrew Jessop
  • November 2023 - Registered Reports - Judit Fazekas 
  • January 2024 - EDI Workshop on Autism, Deafness and DLD - Katie Twomey, Calum Hartley, Alex Sturrock, Helen Chilton, Carly Hartshorn 
  • February 2024 - Eye tracking and Pupillometry - Xiaoyun Chen
  • March 2024 - Open Science - Priya Silverstein

Organisation of the Post-doc Forum:

The Post-doc Forum meets several times per year. It has a core committee of members representing different stages of the research career pathway from each LuCiD institution, along with support from LuCiD Director, Julian Pine and Centre Manager, Laura Mitchell. Membership is not restricted to LuCiD funded staff and students, but open to the wider associated networks at each LuCiD institution.