The state of the art of realist methodologies: a pre-conference event for PhD students and Early Career Academics

This event will provide PhD students and Early Career Researchers with the chance to present their realist work to a receptive audience

The event will provide a supportive space for those working on realist projects to present and gain feedback on their work (whether in progress or complete). The event will also provide a chance for networking prior to the state of the art of realist methodologies conference.


Facilitators: Sonia Dalkin, Ana Manzano, Katy Wright, Gill Westhorp

9.30 – 10.00
Introductory session

10.00 – 11.45
Oral presentations

11.45 – 12.00
Three minute thesis/project

12.00 – 12.30
PechaKucha presentations

12.30 – 1.30
Lunch and poster viewing

1.30 – 2.00

2.00 – 3.15
Oral presentations

3.15 – 3.45
Realist surgery

3.45 – 4.00
Poster viewing, presentation awards and close

Evening meal at the Reliance Leeds (76-78 North Street, Leeds, LS2 7PN)

A £15 fee will be charged per person for a 2 course meal and wine. 

Both oral and poster presentations are invited. Oral presentations will be 20 minutes in total; 15 minutes presentation and 5 minutes for questions.

PhD students and ECR are encouraged to submit abstracts (350 words) to with the subject heading clearly marked ‘PHD/ECR ABSTRACT’ by 1 July 2015. Applicants will be informed whether they have been successful for oral or poster presentation on 14 August 2015.