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Ginny Russell and Steven Kapp at the Biological Interest Group – Monday 27th June, 2-3pm, Byrne House

June 21, 2016 Leave a comment

Dear all,

You are invited to the next meeting of the Biological Interest Group, which will be the final of this academic year. It will take place this coming Monday 27th of June. The meeting will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 2-3pm. Participants can bring food and drinks if they wish.

Next week we are very pleased to receive the visit of Ginny Russell and Steven Kapp, respectively from Exeter and UCLA, discussing their paper “‘The Outliers should not be normalised’: A thematic analysis of autistic adults’ understandings of Neurodiversity”. The authors kindly sent us a short description of the current state of the paper and how we might help:

“This draft (minus a discussion) uses thematic analysis to examine how the term ‘neurodiversity’ is understood by autistic adults. The initial idea was to define a core term before starting a series of more empirical research studies. The draft  is currently framed with reference to stigma and resistance identity but lacks a coherent underlying theoretical question and as currently configured is descriptive and lacks a strong rationale. We would welcome any thoughts or idea on how it might be taken forwards, even if not as a paper, how it might inform future work.”

Please contact Thomas Bonnin (tb391 [at] exeter.ac.uk) if you wish to join the group or for any other information.

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James Lowe, Sabina Leonelli and Gail Davies at the Biological Interest Group – Monday 6th June, 2-3pm, Byrne House

June 1, 2016 Leave a comment

You are invited to the next meeting of the Biological Interest Group. It will take place this coming Monday 6th of June. The meeting will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 2-3pm. Participants can bring food and drinks if they wish.

Next week we are very pleased to receive the visit of James Lowe, Sabina Leonelli and Gail Davies, from Exeter, discussing their paper “Experimental protocols and the translational imperative in pharmacology”. The authors kindly sent us a short description of the current state of the paper and how we might help:

“At the moment the paper is in an embryonic form, so one of the questions for BIG participants will be what audience the paper should aim at, and therefore what journal or journals should we be targeting. We are unclear at the moment how the section on ‘good practice’ fits into the paper as a whole, and how it relates to the preceding section on ‘soft collaboration’, so the thoughts of participants on this would be valuable as well as any other comments and questions they may have.”

Please contact Thomas Bonnin (tb391 [at] exeter.ac.uk) if you wish to join the group or for any other information.

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