Queen Mary University of London is hosting a free two-day workshop in July for 30 early career researchers who are interested in exploring the challenges of translating health research into practice.
Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th July
9.30am – 5pm
Michael Mason Lecture Theatre, Yvonne Carter Building, 58 Turner Street, E1 2AB
This workshop aims to introduce participants to the key debates in translational research and explore how these apply to their own research ambitions.
Participants will be introduced to the central issues in translational research and will be joined by Professor Mark Petticrew (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) who will deliver a plenary. They will also have the opportunity to discuss how research is used in practice with commissioners, clinicians, patients and a range of academics at different stages of the ‘research pipeline’.
Participants will learn about and discuss different approaches for designing, conducting and communicating their research with a view to making findings travel further and in different directions, including participatory, arts-based and activist approaches to research. This will include talks from Dr Ewen Speed (University of Essex), sociologist and the creator of the Cost of Living, and Professor Sebastian Crutch (UCL), Director of the current Wellcome Collection Hub, Created Out of Mind.
Questions that will be debated across the two days will include:
- Who should set the agenda for translational research? Researchers, politicians, policy-makers, commissioners, funders, patients, practitioners? Are some groups more of a priority than others?
- What does research mean to different audiences? Is it used in different ways?
- Do we need to make changes to the way research is designed, conducted, communicated or all three?
- Does all translational research have to be applied? Can critical and theoretical research be translated too?
- How can researchers in different disciplines and at different stages of the ‘research pipeline’ communicate better with one another?
- Professor Mark Petticrew (LSHTM), Director of the Department of Health funded Public Health Research Consortium
- Malayka Rahman-Amin, Research Translation Manager, Alzheimer’s Society
- Dr Ewen Speed (University of Essex), sociologist and the creator of the Cost of Living blog
- Professor Sebastian Crutch (UCL), Director of the current Wellcome Collection Hub ‘Created out of Mind’.
- Dr Clare Hopkinson (UWE), Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery
More information and details about how to register can be found here.