This year’s SSSR preconference will be held in Brighton on Wednesday the 18th of July.

This year, we will have a particular focus on engaging with non-academic stakeholders.


Morning session (Devin Kearns, Fiona Kyle, Eva Marinus)

The morning session is for graduate students and early-career researchers.  In addition to sessions, this time provides an opportunity to get to know other people in the field. Here are the topics:

  • Careers in the field: Trajectories of your facilitators and sharing your own research program
  • Writing effectively: Strategies for writing well and writing often
  • Starting your independent research: Strategies for doing small studies with limited funding
  • Having a great SSSR Conference:  Ways to get the most out of your time this year
  • Lunch discussions: Meeting other colleagues in the field


Afternoon session (Jessie Ricketts, Nicole Conrad)

The afternoon session is open to all SSSR delegates.

  • Sharing research with non-academic audiences:  Knowledge mobilization, research impact, and dissemination are all terms for this.
  • Hear from the experts (Rhona Stainthorp, Don Compton): Presenters will discuss what they have done to highlight their work with policy-makers, educators, and the broader public.


Preconference Schedule

Registration is now open and you can register here: SSSR Preconference Registration


Registration will close on the June 1st 2018, after which time we will confirm places.

Please contact Jessie Ricketts at or Devin Kearns at with any queries


We look forward to seeing many of you in Brighton!