A journey to remember!

By: Pegah Hafiz
Posted on: 08-Nov-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
For three months, I had an exciting research stay at University College Dublin where I managed to make new friends and spend more time collaborating on research activities and projects with fellow TEAM and MSCA researchers.

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The importance of networking with other PhD students

By: Aris Malapaschas
Posted on: 17-Sep-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
In June I attended the SICSA (Scottish Informatics & Computer Science Alliance) PhD Conference, which took place at the modern (and very stylish) campus of Robert Gordon University, in Aberdeen. It’s a yearly event which brings together PhD students from Universities all over Scotland, academics and industry practitioners, for 2 days of workshops, keynote presentations and social events.

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My experience at MobileHCI 2018

By: Mohammed Khwaja
Posted on: 12-Sep-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
I had the opportunity to attend the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI) from 3rd – 6th September in Barcelona, Spain. It was held at Universitat Pompeu Fabra’s Campus Ciutadella, right at the heart of Barcelona.

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Why doing a PhD is like training for a marathon!

By: Claudette Pretorius
Posted on: 28-Aug-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
I’m about 15 months into my PhD but I am also a runner and about 9 weeks away from a marathon. I enjoy that running gives me a release from my academic work but I can also see a lot of similarities between the two pursuits.

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Why I changed my mind about Positive Psychology

By: Toni Michel
Posted on: 17-Jul-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
Recently I had the opportunity to visit in the 9th European Conference on Positive Psychology (ECPP) in Budapest. It was a 4-day event under the motto "Positive Psychology for a Flourishing Europe in Times of Transition" with 729 participants from 66 countries.

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Visiting Open Lab in Newcastle

By: Franziska Tachtler
Posted on: 09-Jul-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
In June I visited Open Lab in Newcastle and presented my TEAM project to the research group. Open Lab is a cross-disciplinary research group in interaction design and ubiquitous computing. I met Janis Meissner and Reem Talhouk at prior conferences. As my research fits well with some of their projects, they suggested to visit them in Newcastle.

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Impressions of the EMCR Forum 2018

By: Anja Čuš
Posted on: 11-Jun-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
Last week, I attended the 3rd Suicide and Self-harm Early and Mid-Career Researchers‘ (EMCR) Forum in Glasgow, organized by Dr. Rory O’Connor and the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab. There, I presented a poster of my ongoing study which aims to explore how technology could support young people who self-harm. While the study site is in Vienna, at my host institution, I now temporarily live in London to do a secondment at the Anna Freud Centre.

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Getting To Know Anxiety

By: Alberto Gonzalez Olmos
Posted on: 17-Apr-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
One of the best things could happen to you is that you develop a positive relationship with your work. I think many people struggle with work because their head is either planning the future or sighing about the past.

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The role of political regulations in mental health and wellbeing

By: Franziska Tachtler
Posted on: 13-Apr-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
As part of my PhD project, I explore design solutions for technology enabled interventions promoting resilience in unaccompanied migrant youth (UMY). During my research, I realized more and more how much political regulations impact the living circumstances and thereby the mental wellbeing of the UMY. 

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My experiences of recruiting participants for a clinical trial

By: Sigurd Melbye
Posted on: 06-Apr-2018
Filed under: ESR Blog
For my PhD, I am conducting (or at least trying to conduct) a clinical trial. That means I am seeing actual patients. Together with my supervisor, I have set an ambitious goal to gather 400 participants. 400 participants in 3 years, seems fair doesn’t it.  But believe me, there is more to it.

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