Research Training Masterclasses

For information or to register for any of these events, email:

Unless otherwise stated, all Masterclasses are delivered by Professor Mags Watson.

February 2021

Qualitative Research Methods: An introduction. Friday 26/02/21, 09.30-12.30 (GMT) delivered by Professor Katrina Turner, University of Bristol

March 2021

Literature Searching, Monday 1st March, 09.30-12.30 (GMT), delivered by Dr Christina Maslen, Health Evidence Matters

Focus Groups, Monday 22nd March, 09.30-12.00 (GMT), delivered by Professor Katrina Turner, University of Bristol

Coming Soon …..

How to write a thesis

How to write a publication

How to write an academic CV

Critical Appraisal

Qualitative Research Methods

Women in Academia: Achieving Our Potential

Effective Meeting Management

Focus Groups

Bespoke training events can also be developed to reflect your individual or organisational needs and preferences.

Current and previous clients include:

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dunhill Medical Trust

University of Bristol

University of Sussex


Supporting early career researchers to achieve their career aspirations is a really important part of what we do.  Mags Watson’s unique combination of extensive experience, robust research and a warm personal style certainly resonated with the attendees at our recent workshop for our fellows’ network, drawing back the curtain and providing actionable advice and tools to help deal with some of challenges of navigating the career development maze. We are already talking with Mags about planning the next one…

Executive Director, Dunhill Medical Trust, February 2021

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How to write a research report: Workshop

The students benefitted tremendously” (University course leader)

Academic Writing Workshop: Testimonials

The presenter (Mags) was excellent. The format and pacing were fine. I’m glad I attended.” (Post-doctoral researcher)

“Non-judgmental ..learnt a lot and felt at ease to communicate and contribute” (Post-doctoral researcher)

“I have learnt a lot …very useful. It was very creative, interactive and very simple to understand” (Post-doctoral researcher)

“As an early career researcher it has given me more confidence to go for it with my writing” (Research Assistant)