Our training courses

Over the term of their research fellowship, we offer AMARI fellows a range of training courses to develop their skills. This contributes to the success of their fellowships and sets them up for long-term career success as mental health researchers and leaders.

We offer all of our PhD and post-doc fellows the following training packages:

- Introduction course: public and global mental health, PhD requirements, research programmes

- Epidemiology and statistics: study designs, disease measures, analysis strategies (year 1), and statistical computing (year 2)

- Systematic reviewing: developing a proposal, search strategies, screening, writing up

- ACES: Academic Competencies Enhancement Series: this ten-workshop course covers a range of non-technical career development skills - click here for details

- Webinar series: additional research skills sessions delivered online, e.g. statistics, adapting interventions, implementation science, article critiques, working with research participants

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Cohort 3 AMARI fellows at ACES training in Cape Town, May 2018

Cohort 3 AMARI fellows at ACES training in Cape Town, May 2018

Training of trainers

We have begun to expand our range of courses to include 'training of trainers' courses, which are vital to ensure sustainability of research skills in project centres. Our first training of trainers session - on systematic literature reviews - was conducted in May 2018 by Helen Jack of Harvard University.

In 2019, we will be expanding the range of train the trainer sessions to encompass sessions from the ACES course on career development skills.

To find out more about our training programmes, please contact Dr Chris Merritt.