I-SPHERE hosts a series of seminars throughout the year with guest speakers from across the UK and beyond.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Unless otherwise specified, seminars are held in the William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS.

Directions and a campus map

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be provided.

For further information and to be added to our seminar circulation list contact Jill – j.mcintyre@hw.ac.uk


I-SPHERE Seminar – Claire Frew

Date: December 4, 2019

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: Room 1.08, William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

Participatory Action Research: Supporting People with Lived Experience of Homelessness to Co-Deliver Research Projects

Claire Frew from Homeless Network Scotland will deliver a seminar on the Scottish Human Rights Commission commended Participatory Action Research project studying the impact of homelessness on people’s Right to Health.  The seminar will cover the key research findings and consider the challenges and opportunities to be found in supporting people with lived experience of homelessness to deliver their own research project.

I-SPHERE Seminar – Megan Park

Date: December 11, 2019

Time: 15:45 - 17:00

Location: Room 1.29, William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt

Our recent Oak Foundation research intern Megan Park will present the outcomes of her research on the use of Discretionary Housing Payments at our Christmas seminar on Wednesday 11th December.  As well as fascinating insights and debates there will be mince pies!

Read more about Megan and her report on Discretionary Housing Payments

I-SPHERE Seminar – Autumn Roesch-Marsh

Date: January 22, 2020

Time: 15:45-17:00

Location: William Arrol Building, Heriot-Watt University

Wellbeing and Transition: The needs of BME, migrant and refugee children and their families

 Autumn Roesch-Marsh from Edinburgh University will be presenting a seminar on the needs of BME, migrant and refugee children and families following her fantastic work in this area.  Join us in the William Arrol Building at Heriot Watt for insights, debate, soft refreshments and cakes at our first seminar of 2020.