We regret that, due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, our international conference scheduled 1-2 April, and ECR event 31 March, are postponed until a later date (to be decided).
*** All delegates and contributors booked to participate will receive further information by email ***
Thank you for your understanding and patience at this difficult time,
Sue Yeandle and the Sustainable Care team

This is a full-day pre-conference workshop for PhD and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) with an interest in care, as part of the Sustainable Care International Conference (CARE: challenges and solutions for a sustainable future) being held at the University of Sheffield on 1-2 April 2020. The workshop is supported by:
Global Social Issues on Ageing (International Association on Gerontology and Geriatrics) and the Sustainable Care research programme.

Registration for this workshop is now closed.


Dr Matt Withers, Macquarie University-
Dr Yanan Zhang, Birmingham University-
In collaboration with Professor Norah Keating, Director of Capacity Building, Sustainable Care


The pre-conference workshop offers PhD students and ECRs an opportunity to present current research that is aligned with the Sustainable Care programme. Throughout the workshop, participants will be able to receive feedback and suggestions from peers and mentors within the Sustainable Care team, gaining insights into their work and developing their research skills.

Draft programme

Monday 30th March

16:30- 18:30

Welcome reception for ECRs. Mentors are invited to join to meet participants.


Sheffield-based ECRs organise dinner at local pubs or casual restaurants (Each person pays for their own)

Tuesday 31st March

09:00- 09:30

Welcome to participants
Norah Keating, Director of Capacity Building
Introduction to the Sustainable Care programme
Sue Yeandle, Principle investigator, Sustainable Care
Workshop goals and agenda
Matt Withers and Yanan Zhang, workshop coordinators and ECRs

09:30- 10:30

Presentations by each of the 5 mentors on their scholarly work on the SC programme

10:30- 11:00


11:00- 12:30

Each mentor meets with their designated small group of participants for feedback on their research statements and workshop goals

12:30- 13:30


13:30- 15:30

Group session to create general themes and interactions among themes. Each group reports back on their discussion.
Discussion focused on learnings, activities moving forward, how research activities of ECRs inform the ‘big question’ of getting to sustainable care
Chairs: Norah Keating and Matt Withers

15:30- 17:30

Participants take part in a session with Sheffield University communications teams
Chairs: Matt Withers and Yanan Zhang

 For further information, please contact the Sustainable Care Programme Manager, Dr Kelly Davidge

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