Event: Let’s Leave No-one Behind: Poverty and Protected Characteristics in Fife @ New Volunteer House
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

People who are already affected by poverty can also face additional barriers in accessing anti-poverty measures or initiatives due to their protected characteristics.

Join us to find out the key issues as Fife Council Research Team and Fife Centre for Equalities present their joint findings from their collaborative research on Poverty and Protected Characteristics in Fife.

Then participate in discussions, sharing what you are doing to reduce poverty and how we can all commit to the challenge of reducing poverty in Fife for ALL.

For more details and if you have any specific questions or additional requirements, contact Elric at, or call 01592 645310.

To register your interest in attending click here:

Training Course: Achieving Success with Your Dissertation @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Nov 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This 3-hour workshop is aimed at those planning to write up a dissertation for a higher degree. It will cover some basic considerations and offer practical tips from experienced researchers. Reference will be made to each participant’s own requirements. The format is a lecture with some class exercises. At the end of the session participants should be able to:

  • Recognise common problems in writing
  • State what is good writing
  • State early considerations in planning the activity
  • Cite the stages when preparing the dissertation
  • Be familiar with the structure of the dissertation and the order of its writing
  • Understand what makes good tables/figures
  • Be familiar with the editorial process
  • Be familiar with strategies to manage references
  • Be familiar with the review process
  • Cite considerations if planning to publish work from the dissertation.

When registering please provide the deadline date for your thesis and its title.

Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email

Training Course: Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Update (HALF DAY) @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This course is for anyone who has completed the full day GCP training course or equivalent and is due to update their training. It is essential that GCP training is updated every two years for those involved in CTIMPs. For those not involved in CTIMPs, it is still highly recommended.

The course will cover the Research Governance Framework and the principles of GCP using a combination of lecture and interactive workshops. Topics covered include:

  • Informed Consent
  • Documentation and Data Management
  • Safety Reporting.

Course places can be booked via Roy Halliday, Research & Development Support Officer, NHS Fife (email

Training Course: Epidemiology for the Uninitiated @ Queen Margaret Hospital
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

This new course is currently under preparation – full outcomes and course description to follow shortly. In the meantime, further details can be obtained from the trainer Dr Fay Crawford (email