Public lecture with Trish Greenhalgh and Anne Kelso

Measuring the impact of research.

Please note: places for this lecture are full. Live streaming details now available below.

There is increasing pressure for researchers to achieve ‘impact’, but this means different things to different people.

Impact occurs when research generates health, economic or cultural benefits in addition to building the academic knowledge base. But how do we know if research has generated these benefits? How do we measure whether research affects outcomes, and what are the processes and activities through which this is achieved?

We will hear from two leaders in this space: Professor Trish Greenhalgh from the University of Oxford, and Professor Anne Kelso, CEO of the NHMRC. Professor Greenhalgh’s talk will address “Measuring the impact of research: tensions, paradoxes and lessons from the UK’. Professor Kelso will discuss NHMRC’s perspective and its work in this area.

This event is jointly hosted by The Sax InstituteThe Australian Prevention Partnership CentreCognitive Decline Partnership Centre and the Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability

Who should attend?

This seminar will be of interest to health researchers, policy makers and practitioners

Event details

Date: Monday 19 March 2018
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm, followed by drinks & canapes (arrive by 3:30pm)
Venue: The Refectory, Holme Building, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006. Parking details are available here
Register: Registrations for this event are now closed as we have reached capacity. Thank you for your interest.
Live stream: Please register here to join the live stream

About the presenters

  • Professor Trish Greenhalgh is a Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences and Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford. She leads a program of research at the interface between the social sciences and medicine, working across primary and secondary care. Her work seeks to celebrate and retain the traditional and the humanistic aspects of medicine and healthcare while also embracing the unparalleled opportunities of contemporary science and technology to improve health outcomes and relieve suffering. Three particular interests are the health needs and illness narratives of minority and disadvantaged groups; the introduction of technology-based innovations in healthcare; and the complex links (philosophical and empirical) between research, policy and practice.
  • Professor Anne Kelso AO is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Before joining the NHMRC in April 2015, Professor Kelso spent many years as a biomedical researcher in immunology alongside other roles, most recently as Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza at the Doherty Institute in Melbourne. She is a member of several government and international committees, including the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (advising the Minister for Health on the strategy and priorities for the Medical Research Future Fund), the Board of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (chair-elect) and the Human Frontier Science Program Organization.

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