Developing your research career as a health data scientist: a 360 degree view

Presenter Bio: 
Colin McCowan

Professor, Health Informatics, Robertson Centre for Biostatistics; Associate, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing, University of Glasgow

Georgina Moulton

Senior Lecturer, Bio-Health Informatics, Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Sciences, University of Manchester.

Duration: 
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brief description: 

This half day workshop is aimed at Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and those about to complete their PhD.

It will give you as an individual a 360 view of yourself and help you assess the types of skills you need to

  1. develop in order to work effectively in the field; and
  2. develop academic skills to progress in the academic sector.

This interactive workshop will be delivered using a variety of modes including peer interaction and learning, practical exercises and short talks from career data scientists at different stages. There will be a short exercise to complete prior to the workshop in which you will assess yourself across a set of defined and internationally recognised competency frameworks including the VITAE.

Objectives: 
  • To identify key skills that are required by a data scientist.
  • To assess your proficiency in the core skills and identify potential training needs.
  • To align core skills with broader academic researcher development (VITAE).
  • To explore and develop an understanding of the benefits of team data science.
  • To create a personalised career development plan
Participants: 

Maximum 20 participants.