Faculty of Health and Social Care Workshop – Professor Sally Spencer

9th Feb 2016, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Edge Hill University

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‘Thinking outside of the box – ideas, multi-disciplinary and collaboration in health research’

Professor Sally Spencer is Director of Clinical Research PGMI. Sally took up the current post at Edge Hill University in Autumn 2015 with the aim of developing, supporting and enabling research activity within the Faculty of Health and Social Care, and across the wider University, through collaboration with external public and private sector organisations relevant to healthcare.  She is a member of the PGMI Management Group, PGMI Steering Group, University Research Committee and University Research Strategy Group.

The aim of the workshop is to facilitate cross-fertilisation of ideas by bringing together researchers from diverse perspectives to identify opportunities for collaboration on projects of mutual interest and benefit. The session will introduce the concept of broad interdisciplinarity from the perspective of health research. The main workshop will involve small group discussions around the topic of knowledge exchange, supported by session facilitators. The work  shop will include attendees from a number of external organisations involved in the development and delivery of healthcare. Academic staff interested in engaging in collaborative research are welcome to attend, irrespective of direct relevance to health.

Venue –  Main Building, M40

Presented by the Post Graduate Medical Institute


This event is part of a wider programme of events taking place at Edge Hill over the coming months as part of the Festival of Ideas 2016, a diverse range of events exploring culture, health and society. The main theme is Imagining Better – envisioning ways for communities, arts and healthcare to develop and flourish, even in times of austerity and inequality. Details of all events can be found here