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Psychology; Data Analysis and Programming; Writing and Publishing; Public Speaking and Presenting; International Business Law; and Advocacy

Our courses are:

  • Interdisciplinary

Most courses include essential elements from other disciplines, e.g. Advocacy is completed with cutting edge knowledge in Psychology, essential to every advocate.

  • Interactive

To ensure maximum benefits for you, we have designed these courses to allow for interaction from all participants, including by limiting the number of students per class.

  • Tailored to each student's needs

Individual students' needs and interests are, where possible, accommodated, e.g. students are provided with materials and support as to their needs and interests.

  • Taught by leading experts

Courses are organised and taught by leading experts with practice and teaching experience internationally.

Please browse through the list below of all our 1-day or 2-evenings, 5-day and 2-week courses. Tailor-made individualised courses are also available, contact us for further information.

Please send all enquiries to Teemu Toivainen at air@gold.ac.uk

NB. we offer a number of different discounts for our courses. These are visible in the How to Apply section of each of our course pages.

Tailor-made Private Courses

Tailor-mode group courses can also be arranged at other times.

In addition to our group courses, we provide one-to-one courses of different length (subject to availability). Please contact air@gold.ac.uk for further details.

More about AIR

Our motto is: Adapt - Innovate - Re-adapt

Humans evolved into species that adapt to changes in the environment and continously modify their environment through innovation. Innovations bring progress, new ways of life, but also new problems - all requiring re-adadptation. AIR interdisciplinary courses provide students with the tools to Adapt, Innovate and Re-adapt.

Steven Hawking: "Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change"

Albert Einstein: "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them"

More about InLab and IBL

InLab is a research group, dedicated to understanding the origins of difference in peoples' learning, cognition, motivation and academic achievement. In our research we use different methods - including cross-cultural studies, experimental psychology, twin studies, molecular genetics and neuroscience - with the aim of improving education.

InLab is a member of INRiCHD (International Network for Research in Child Health and Development), which links many leading laboratories across the world. InLab is also a founding member of The Accesible Genetics Consortium.

 

IBL is an international consultancy providing legal and business advice on international transactions, and advising on matters of scientific exchange and technology transfers. It also provides professional training in a variety of areas.

IBL collaborates with InLab in areas of scientific exchange and training, including advocacy skills and public speaking. IBL also works with the Institute for Law, Ethics and Policy at The Accessible Genetics Consortium in relation to legal and ethical issues related to genomic advancements.

Staff

Yulia Kovas (Director of InLab)

Yulia is a Professor of Genetics and Psychology at Goldsmiths

Yulia is a Professor of Genetics and Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the director of InLab (International Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Investigations into Individual Differences in Learning) at Goldsmiths Department of Psychology. In addition, Professor Kovas directs the Laboratory for Cognitive Investigations and Behavioural Genetics at Tomsk State University (TSU); and co-directs the International Centre for Research in Human Development at TSU; as well as the Russian-British Laboratory of Behavioural Genetics (Goldsmiths & Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Moscow). Her research programme involves international, interdisciplinary investigations into individual differences in learning, with particular focus on mathematical ability and other STEM fields. She leads the genetically informative research into mathematical development in the Twins Early Development Study at King's College, London; and directs the Russian School Twin Registry (RSTR). Professor Kovas has published over 100 book chapters and articles in highly regarded journals, and her citation index exceeds 2000.


Fatos Selita (Barrister; Attorney)

Fatos is a Barrister and an Attorney

Fatos Selita is a Barrister of England and Wales, and an Attorney of the State of New York, USA. Fatos combines practice and academia. He is a lecturer at Tomsk State (National Research) University and a Visiting Lecturer at the Higher School of Economics, National Research University. He has a strong interest in human/student development: he is a co-developer of the MSc Human Development: Genetics, Neuroscience and Psychology at TSU; has worked for a few years with the International Centre for Research in Human Development (ICRHD); and has managed the UK Law Students Association since 2008.

Fatos conducts research on Legal and Ethical matters related to Genetics, including Data Protection and Privacy, Discrimination (employment, insurance, education etc), Liability (sentencing), Gene Editing and Intelligence. On these matters, he collaborates with research centres and laboratories, including ICRHD and InLab; and directs the Institute for Law, Ethics and Policy at The Accessible Genetics Consortium (TAGC), of which he is a co-establisher.

Fatos is the Director of International Business and Law Consultancy, and his experience includes representing an NGO at the United Nationas Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in areas of Arbitration and Security Interests, and Cross-border Asset-Based Lending transactions at Golberg Kohn, Chicago. He also has a strong interest in knowledge dissemination - Fatos is the Executive Publisher of Legal Issues Journal; he delivers training on Public Speaking & Conference Presentation, and Advocacy (courtroom and arbitration) international.


Will Lawrence - Tutor in R and Python

Will has just finished writing up his PhD thesis at the department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton. Will has a background in Psychology, with an interest in studying human decision making.

Both Python and R incredibly useful programming languages, that do not necessarily need years of experience to pick up and use effectively. I have been mostly self-taught in picking up both of these programming languages over the last 5 years (with a bit of help from some great computer scientists in my department) and have been helping out on undergraduate classes teaching these skills throughout my PhD. Because of this I am able to relate to newcomers to computer science and try to make my teaching as jargon-free as possible as well as focusing on getting people engaging practically more than dwelling on the theoretical side of things. I also believe that all programmers are constantly learning, and try to emphasise the importance of learning how to discover great resources that can help you whilst working on projects, rather than feeling like you need to know everything off by heart. And, I genuinely enjoy teaching people new skills!”


 

Teemu Toivainen - Course Administrator

Teemu is the AIR course administrator

Teemu is the AIR Course Administrator. Teemu is ESRC funded PhD at Goldsmith’s College under the supervision of Professor Yulia Kovas. His research is taking a comprehensive look into creativity and its relationship to other measures such as intelligence and personality. Teemu’s project will also investigate creativity using behavioral genetic methodologies as well as expand it to cross-cultural analyses.