Claire Parker

Training courses/workshops

20th November 2013:

Using the Framework approach

13th May 2013:

Couple Therapy for Depression: The Exeter Model

This was a five day intensive course delivered in collaboration with the University of Exeter's Mood Disorder Centre. I was working  as an intern in the couples clinic on a weekly basis and had the opportunity to take part in the course. The course involved learning about the components of the Exeter Model, including both behavioural and empathic techniques. I was able to network and learn from experienced therapists and clinicians working within this field. 


20th March 2013:

Logistic Regression

This was a one day course delivered by Imperial College London.

12th February 2013:

Narrative Analysis Workshop

This was a morning workshop delivered by the National centre for Social Research.

18th December 2012:

Statistical Modelling using Continuous Outcomes

This was a one day course run by the Imperial College London.

11th December 2012:

Data management using STATA

This was a two day course at Imperial College London.

28th June 2012:

NVIVO; qualitative analyses training

This two day course provided an introduction to the NVIVO programme and a platform to develop my skills with qualitative data management. The course taught skills to set up new projects and ways to go about analysing your data.

13th June 2012:

Statistics workshop

This was a four day statistics workshop combining theoretical aspects of statistics as well as practical sessions using STATA.

20th March 2012:

Introduction to STATA

This course provided a basic overview of the STATA programme, including understanding the interface of STATA, basic data manipulation and analysis.

17th November 2011:

Development and Well-being Assessment (DAWBA)

This course introduced the DAWBA as an assessment tool to be used in research. The course went through the administration of the assessment as well as understanding the output that the DAWBA gave. 

27th September 2011:

Teacher Pupil Observation Tool (TPOT)

This was a week long course at the Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention, Bangor. I was trained to gold standard to carry out TPOT observations in the classroom. 

5th September 2011:

Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS)

This was a week long training course at the Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention, Bangor. Here I learnt a complex coding system (DPICS) used in observations of parent and child interactions.

22nd June 2011:

Advanced Statistics

This three day course provided teaching on inferential statistics, basic concepts of non parametric tests, test of differences and tests of associations.

2nd June 2011:

Child Protection Training

This course was delivered by Devon County Council, the course provided awareness of safeguarding issues working with children and young people. The course was aimed at developing an understanding and awareness of the signs and symptoms of child abuse and the responsibilities of those working with children and young people.


15th March 2013:

ACAMH- 'Making parenting work for Children's Mental Health'

National annual conference held by ACAMH, I presented a poster here about the SKIP study (Supporting KIds, avoiding Problems).

10th January 2013:

BPS: The future of Educational Psychology

This was the annual conference for the division of child and educational psychology. I presented a poster at the conference about the work I am doing with children who are at risk of exclusion, the SKIP (Supporting KIds, avoiding problems) study.

23rd November 2012:

BAICE: Methodological issues in researching disability in the south.

18th April 2012:

ALSPAC 21 years

Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) conference included presentations on current research projects within the ALSPAC data set.

23rd March 2012:

ACAMH- 'When words are not enough'

9th March 2012:

ACAMH- Emanuel Miller Annual Lecture and Conference

The topic of the annual Emanuel Miller lecture and conference was; Speech Language and Communication

7th March 2012:

Supporting teachers, parents and children

Presented work focused on the Incredible Years

25th November 2011:

ACAMH- Anxiety Disorders in children and adolescents

Graduate School Skills Workshops

31st July 2013:

Completing a thesis: writing up

29th November 2011:

Critically appraising a paper

26th May 2011:

Tackling a PhD literature review

This afternoon course provided tips and ideas about the writing of the literature review. I was able to develop skills around information mapping and the structure of a typical literature review.

17th May 2011:

Introduction to EndNote

This course provided an overview of the EndNote programme, basic use of the programme and how to use it alongside writing documents.

16th May 2011:

Introduction to a PhD

This course provided an overview of the PhD process and what was to be expected over the next three years. I developed my time management skills, networked and met other new PhD students and was shown what resources were available to me.

National Institute of Health Research Training Camp

4th July 2012:

The Art of Communicating your Science

I was nominated to attend this 4 day summer training camp that was focused on the topic of 'Communication'.  The training camp focused on developing the skills needed to communicate to a variety of audiences – the scientific community, the public, patients, clinicians and policy makers. Delegates were split into small multi-disciplinary teams and challenged to create a communications plan and present their work on the final day in front of a fictitious funding panel. In addition to attending workshops on practical skills needed to successfully communicate, delegates were given tasks throughout the day, including being interviewed by a member of the press, responding to press releases and presenting to a lay advisory panel.

My team went on to receive an award for second place overall and were commended on the engagement of Public and Patient Involvement.


19th June 2012:

BBC Radio Devon- SKIP study

I had the opportunity with my Director of studies to talk about the work with the SKIP study on BBC Radio Devon.