The EPSRC-SFI Joint Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineered Tissues for Discovery, Industry and Medicine (LifETIME)

Stakeholder Day

On Thursday 21st January 2021 we will bring together the lifETIME stakeholders, with the purpose of capturing our stakeholders views and feedback, from which the management group will use to refine the CDTs impact strategy. During the event a facilitator will capture CDT subjects, highlighted and raised by the audience. These topics will then form the basis for open space discussions.

To reduce the time spent on zoom we ask that in advance of the event all attendees watch the short video clips below. Watching these short videos clips will ensure that the event is more worthwhile for the stakeholders on the day.

CDT Overview

CDT Director, Prof Matthew Dalby (University of Glasgow) provides an overview of the CDT, discussing the management structure, our key events and our professional skill training programme. Prof Dalby details the outcomes and recommendations from our first steering board meeting, and the improvements that we have implemented following the stakeholder day last year.


CDT Coordinator, Michelle Carmichael (University of Glasgow) discusses the current industry partner membership scheme and what is included within the membership. Michelle details the improvements that the management team have implemented to assist with the co-creation of PhD projects. A brief overview of our recruitment process is also provided.

Equality, Diversion and Inclusion

CDT Equality, Diversion and Inclusion Working Group Chair, Dr Eric Hill (Aston University) talks about how lifETIME have placed EDI at the heart of our activities, and the steps we have put in place at each stage of the recruitment process to ensure this. Dr Hill highlights how we access the areas for development and how the CDT continues to create an inclusive environment.

Joining the CDT during a Global Pandemic

2020 student, Seb Doherty-Boyd (University of Glasgow) talks about joining the CDT and starting his PhD during the global COVID pandemic. Seb talks about how the CDT kept him informed and reassured the students during an unsettling time. The 2020 students have managed to form a strong cohort despite not yet having the opportunity to meet in person.

Doing a PhD during a pandemic

2019 student, Meenakshi Suku (Trinity College Dublin) talks about her experience of joining the CDT and the challenges the cohort has faced due to the pandemic. Meenakshi provides an overview of the activities that the students completed during 2020 to help keep the cohort busy and their morale high.


Below are the links to some of our 2020 event blog posts:

Dragons Den Competition - written by lifETIME CDT Student, Megan Boseley (Aston University).

Future Leaders in Regenerative Medicine: Joint Conference CDTs and UKSB - written by lifETIME CDT Student, Lydia-Styliani Marinou (University of Glasgow).

LifETIME Student Day - written by lifETIME CDT Administrator, Emma Lardner (University of Birmingham)

There is still time to register for this event.