CIRMH offers early career research training for PhD students, postdocs and teaching fellows at Birkbeck in the Summer Term each year. Below is an indication of the workshops we have run in the past. If you are an ECR at Birkbeck and want to discuss particular training that we can offer or collaborate on delivering please get in touch (email

We also run a twice-termly ‘Critical Mental Health Studies’ seminar for Birkbeck PhD students and early career researchers from across disciplines, to present their work or discuss key readings/sources. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list for this please contact us.

Indicative training courses (2023/24 dates tbc)

Preparing book proposals in the humanities and social sciences

Preparing postdoctoral applications in the humanities and social sciences

Submitting articles for peer review in the humanities and social sciences

These training events are open to Birkbeck PhD students, Postdoctoral Researchers and Early Career Scholars working on fields relating to mental health and the medical humanities. Numbers will be capped to allow for discussion.

AHRC CHASE Doctoral Training Event ‘Ethics, Reflexivity and Writing in the Medical Humanities’ 28th-30th June 2021 (co-organised by Birkbeck, University of East Anglia and University of Kent)