One of the core values of the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre is “working in partnership with practitioners, young people, and families”. We are fortunate to have active links with organisations in the public and third sector, with policy-makers, and with individuals with an interest in our work.
In particular our Centre works in close partnership with our sister-organisation, Salvesen Mindroom Centre, often known as Mindroom. Mindroom is a Scottish charity that supports, informs and empowers neurodivergent children and young people. Their vision is to become an internationally recognised centre of excellence in neurodiversity to help create a world in which no mind is left behind
Our research ethos recognises the importance of lived, as well as professional experience. For this reason we work closely across all our projects with neurodivergent people, including teachers, clinicians and parents. Beyond this group, we are always happy to hear from people who would like to join our mailing list, in order to hear occasional updates about our work, as well as invitations to Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre events.
The Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre is a vibrant and innovative interdisciplinary research group, directed by Professor Sue Fletcher-Watson. The Centre also incorporates clinical and research fellows; MSc, PhD and MD students and a number of research assistants. We are also linked to a large community of Associate Members from all parts of the University.
We host a termly 'Rising Stars' seminar series, on each occasion inviting an early career researcher to speak, followed by a discussion and an evening meal. The Centre also hosts a prestigious annual public lecture, the Salvesen Lecture, accompanied by an evening event. In addition, each principal investigator will hold more frequent team meetings and socials with their group. Reflecting the diversity of academic disciplines and methods represented within the Research Centre, members attend seminar series or journal clubs in the Usher Institute; Division of Psychiatry; Department of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences; and at the School of Education.
Members of the Research Centre also have access to the wider neuroscience research community at the University of Edinburgh, who were ranked 2nd in the UK for quality of neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology research in the REF2021 exercise.
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