Event 29.10.2020

ARC EoE Implementation Seminar Series: Covid-19 and the unhinging of research implementation: all change, please. Professor Trish Greenhalgh

Professor Trish Greenhalgh

Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

29th October 2020

12.30pm to 1.30pm

Covid-19 has changed science – perhaps forever. This has huge implications for getting research into practice. The pandemic and its aftershocks have shaken the traditional pillars supporting dispassionate inquiry, academic reporting, dissemination and implementation. How to buttress these crumbling pillars? This lecture will consider four approaches that can be taken by individual academics: reflexivity (heightening awareness of one’s identity, values and ethics as a scientist), painful engagement (understanding the damaging interaction between science, ideology and politics, and highlighting potential avenues for damage limitation), epistemological labour (defending the credibility of our science by defending our assumptions – and challenging competing assumptions – about the nature of reality and how that reality might be known), and deconstruction (transcending the distortions produced by others’ language by recognising and actively seeking to circumvent the constraints of discourses and linguistic conventions). This all changes how researchers influence policy and practice.

The NIHR ARC EoE runs an Implementation Fellowship featuring a series of open seminars in which speakers discuss an aspect of research implementation in which they are internationally preeminent. Anyone interested in research implementation is welcome to attend via Zoom, an online videoconferencing platform that runs on any browser (no account needed).

Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/693996462

To access further details of the Implementation Seminar Series taking place across the year, please see the flyer