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KE Seminar 8 Sept 2015

  • Venue: G22 Devonshire Building, Newcastle University
  • Start: Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:00:00 BST
  • End: Tue, 08 Sep 2015 15:00:00 BST

Putting the show on the road

Science as a vocation, as Weber pointed out, is very different from politics as a vocation.  In the course of this seminar, Helen Roberts will reflect on the ups and downs of 30 years of trying to put the ‘D’ into R&D. She will be looking (admittedly in a not totally scientific way) at what she observed working, what didn’t seem to work, and what we don’t yet know about the relationship between science, impact, vigorous dissemination and public and patient benefit.

Helen Roberts is Professor of Child Health Research at UCL Institute of Child Health. She is a career academic, but spent a decade leading research and development in the children’s charity  Barnardo’s (you heard Richard Wilkinson’s inequalities work from Barnardo’s first when they published Unfair Shares before his more famous stuff came out).   Her main academic interests are in developing the evidence base for intervening in children’s lives, research-informed advocacy, and methodological work on synthesising complex bodies of research.

To register for this seminar please see the KE Seminar booking form September 2015.

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