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The i-sense Education Alliance has been created to introduce new teaching and training events in order to grow the interdisciplinary skills of our students and researchers. 

Led by Dr Neil Keegan and Prof Ingemar Cox, and supported by a team of i-sense members including Dr Mike Thomas, Dr Chris Johnson, Dounia Cherkaoui, Dr Leah Frenette, Erin Manning, and Prof Vince Emery, the unique programme is designed to inspire and prepare our members for their future careers.

Through a series of workshops, students and early-career researchers are exposed to the holistic perspective of end-user needs for diagnostics and early-warning systems, and provided the opportunity to create new working cultures, build relationship between teams in universities, and forge lasting links in industry.  

Education Alliance case studies: 


i-sense Careers Day

11 July 2019

On 11 July 2019, we held the i-sense Careers Day, which was our eighth training event aimed at our early career researchers since the beginning of the project. A total of 42 people attended the workshop over the course of the day, including six alumni, 22 researchers, and six students.


Statistics and data visualisation two-day workshop series

1 - 2 February 2018

In response feedback from i-sense members, the Education Alliance Committee set up two workshops that ran back-to-back. The first was on designing trials of diagnostic test accuracy, facilitated by Sue Mallett from University of Birmingham, and the second a data visualisation masterclass, facilitated by the Guardian.


Communication and presentation skills workshop

19 November 2017

i-sense members attended a full day workshop to help improve their communication and presentation skills, facilitated by Mortal Fools in collaboration with Northern Stage at Newcastle University. 

EPSRC all IRC conference on the Future of Healthcare Technology

28 - 29 June 2017

The three EPSRC funded Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) came together in Bath for the Future of Healthcare Technology conference. As the first of its kind, the conference focused on the latest developments in healthcare technologies, central to the core theme of each research group.


Preparing a Global Health Response workshop

7 June 2016

i-sense students and researchers were challenged to come up with solutions to three central issues for academics working within industry, that could impact the development of open platform technology.


Fostering our future: Education Alliance enterprise workshop

25 - 26 November 2014

Based on a theme of enterprise, innovation and commercialisation, i-sense's students and early career researchers met for the first annual Education Alliance Enterprise workshop at Newcastle University.