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Upcoming Events

Exordium, The Machine Learning Bootcamp
When: 28-30 October, timings in flyer and registration form
Where: Online

“A true multidisciplinary bridge bringing applied Machine Learning to your domain where maths and programming are forbidden. Only visuals, imagination and common sense are allowed.”

We are pleased to announce this free course taking place 28-30 October, especially designed for those with little or no programming experience from all disciplines (life and social sciences, law and humanities, business, architecture, media and design, etc.) who want to gain a hands-on understanding and experience of Machine Learning.

The course is available to ALL staff and Post-Graduate students so please forward this announcement to your PG students and encourage them to register ASAP as places are limited.

You will find more information in the attached flyer and must reserve your place at HERE before 23 October.

Note: This course is for University of Westminster staff and students only.


Previous Events

Researching under COVID-19_ Practical and ethical issues
A virtual conference for staff and postgraduate students at the University of Westminster
When: Wednesday 24 June 2020, 10:00 – 13:15

The conference is open to any member of UoW, from all disciplines and at all career stages (including postgraduate students). The conference will begin with a welcome from our Vice Chancellor, introductions by Dana Rosenfeld and Nina Smyth, a brief presentation on safety and security in online research, and a plenary address by a bioethicist. The plenary will be followed by online panels, organised by theme, where those with accepted abstracts will give short presentations and ‘attendees’ may ask questions. We will reconvene to hear a short presentation by one of university’s grants officers on the changing funding landscape given COVID-19, and for a second plenary before closing.

For more details including abstract submission (by June 16th 2020) and to register visit

Publishing interdisciplinary health and wellbeing research: Pitfalls and opportunies
A virtual workshop for PhD students and early career researchers at the University of Westminster
When: Monday 11 May 2020, 1:00 – 2:15pm

Health and wellbeing research is increasingly addressed by integrating a range of research methodologies, perspectives and disciplines. In December 2019, the University of Westminster’s Health Innovation Ecosystem and the University’s Health Innovation and Wellbeing Research Community co-hosted a PhD and early-career researcher event to facilitate, encourage and support cross-disciplinary conversations about health and wellbeing research. As several attendees requested a workshop or seminar about publishing interdisciplinary health-related research, we are holding a virtual workshop on how to best write up health-related research for submission to interdisciplinary journals.

Our external speaker, Professor Paul Higgs (University College London), editor of the interdisciplinary journal Social Theory and Health, will shed light on publishing interdisciplinary health and wellbeing research from an editor’s perspective. Dr. Dana Rosenfeld will discuss her own experience with writing and publishing interdisciplinary health and wellbeing research. Both speakers will answer questions from the ‘audience’.

The event will be held via BB collaborate, and the link to join is in the Eventbrite event.

If you would like to participate, please register and make sure to include questions or themes you would like the speakers to answer or discuss. After the event, we will circulate an email asking for feedback and suggestions for future events.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with Nina Smyth or Rafaela Tripalo (HIW) and Dana Rosenfeld (HIE).

Cross-disciplinary conversations about health: A research network event for PhD students and early career researchers at Westminster
When: 11 December 2019, 13:00–15:00
Where: The Pavilion (C1.18), 115 New Cavendish St


Bridging the Divide: Collaboration, Research, and Innovation for Better Health – Health Innovation Ecosystem Launch Event
When: 6 Nov 2019, 16:00–18:00
Where: Boardroom, 309 Regent St, London, W1B 2HW

Download Event Slides: HIE Launch IntroHIE Bites

The official launch of the University of Westminster’s Health Innovation Ecosystem (HIE) – a new initiative focused on interdisciplinary innovation in national and international health research and knowledge exchange. This themed launch will present HIE and the many ways we work with local communities, patients, health professionals, policy makers and science and industry to find real, workable solutions to global health challenges. The event will be introduced by Peter Bonfield, our Vice Chancellor, and will include a plenary address by Nigel Edwards (Chief Executive, Nuffield Trust). We will end with a drinks and canapés reception and networking. We hope you will attend to learn more about our work and about opportunities to work with us and our external partners.

Health Innovation Ecosystem Networking Event
When: 12 June 2019, 15:30–17:30
Where: The Pavilion (C1.18)

The event will introduce the Ecosystem and generate participant-driven discussion of common research health-related research interests that will, in turn, create research connections and inspire ideas for collaboration. All members of the University who have conducted, or are interested in conducting, health-related research, from any discipline and approach, are welcome to attend. Online Registration is FREE and is available through EventBrite.

Past Seminars and Webinars

Making Sense of Older Adult’s Lives with Asthma
Speaker:             Skaiste Linceviciute, PhD, Research Fellow, HIE, University of Westminster
When:                 Wednesday 20 May 2020, 1-2pm
Where:              Online – Recording of presentation HERE


Machine Learning Takes on Difficult Health Screening and Treatment Tasks
(Jointly with the School of Computer Science and Engineering)
Speaker:             Mahmoud Aldraimli, Research Fellow, Health and Social Modelling Group and HIE, University of Westminster
When:                 Wednesday 29 April 2020, 1-2pm
Where:               Online – Recording of presentation HERE


“Priming” Cells for Death
Speaker:             Rhys Mould, PhD, Research Fellow, Research Centre for Optimal Health, LAS, University of Westminster
When:                 Wednesday 25 March 2020, 1-2pm
Where:               Online


A Randomised Trial of Employment Support for People with a Health Condition
Speaker: Dr. Richard Dorsett
Part of: Health Innovation Ecosystem Seminar Series
When: 23 Oct 2019, 1-2pm
Where:Room 1.112 Copland Building, 115 New Cavendish Street


Development of a care home quality index using a balanced scorecard approach and implementation using the Jupyter framework
Speaker: Dr. Philip Worrall
Part of: Health Innovation Ecosystem Seminar Series
When: 5 June 2019, 12.30-1.30pm
Where: 1.112 Clipstone
Interactional challenges of living with invisible illnesses and disabilities: Managing threats to self
Speaker: Dr. Dana Rosenfeld
Part of: Health Innovation Ecosystem Seminar Series
When: 26 June 2019, 12.30-1.30pm
Where: 1.112 Clipstone
Multivariate health index: a new way of measuring health
Speaker: Dr. Meliz Sahuri Arisoylu
Part of: Health Innovation Ecosystem Seminar Series
When: 8 May 2019, 12.30-1.30pm
Where: 1.110 Clipstone
Artificial neural network algorithms for Healthcare Decision Systems and Diagnostic Image Processing
Speaker: Dr. Tahmina Zebin
Part of: Health Innovation Ecosystem Seminar Series
When: 27 March 2019, 1-2pm
Where: 1.112 Clipstone
Available Downloads: Seminar Slides
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