SSSR 2021 Pre-Conference

This year’s SSSR pre-conference will be a virtual event held over Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th July.  It will consist of three sessions and combine pre-recorded workshops with a live introduction and live Q&A sessions.  Sessions 1 and 2 are for early career researchers and session 3 is open to all SSSR conference attendees. 

Don’t worry if you cannot make the live events because of your time zone - we will record and post the sessions so that you can catch up later.

Details of each session are below.

Session 1. Pre-conference opening: Introduction to the conference for early career researchers

Hosted by Nicole Conrad and Fiona Kyle

Monday 3:00 PM BST (Live)

Description: This session will be led by Dr Nicole Conrad [Professor, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University] and Dr Fiona Kyle [Lecturer, Division of Psychology and Language Studies, University College London]. We will introduce ourselves and show you how to make the most of the conference.


Session 2. Pre-conference workshop 1: Navigating the academic job market

Susan Chambre

Pre-recorded Session + live Q & A on Monday 4:00 BST 

Description: This pre-conference workshop is led by Dr Susan Chambre [Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Marist College, NY]. She will provide insights for current doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers on navigating the complex process of academic job hunting. Topics include decoding job ads, unpacking interview questions, understanding fit, and tips for creating job documents. There is a pre-recorded talk that you can watch in advance the live Q&A, so have your questions ready! You will also be able to post questions after viewing the pre-recording that can be answered later. 


Session 3. Pre-conference work​shop 2: Data sharing and data shared

Jessica Logan

Pre-recorded session + live Q & A Tuesday 2:30 - 3:45 BST

Description: This pre-conference workshop is led by Dr. Jessica Logan [Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, College of Education & Human Ecology, the Ohio State University]. Although it might not be part of your standard practice, data sharing is increasingly required by federal funders. In this session, we will talk about why data sharing is worthwhile and give you some strategies to prepare data for sharing, what data repositories are, and how to use them to store your data. We’ll also talk about how you can use data repositories to find data that others have shared. There is a pre-recorded talk that you can watch in advance of the live Q&A, so have your questions ready.



There are no limits on places this year because it is a virtual event but please do register beforehand to help us with our planning.  Registration for all three sessions is now open and you can register using this link:…

Registration will close on Monday 5th July, after which time we will confirm places and provide further information.

Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Fiona Kyle

Nicole Conrad

Susan Chambre

Jessica Logan