Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered: Working across Disciplines in Health Research – Professor Paola Dey
Analysing the patterns, causes and effects of ill health and disease, Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology Paola Dey, has spent her career forging close functional links with academics from various disciplines, health professionals and policymakers. In her Inaugural lecture, Paola will reflect on the challenges, joys and benefits of working across disciplines in health research and consider what makes these collaborations a success.
Drawing on her experiences, Paola will discuss her interest of the interface between individual and population perspectives, particularly in relation to healthcare intervention. Her research has centred upon cancer, stroke and musculoskeletal health, of which she has extensive experience of undertaking large-scale studies and interdisciplinary collaborations.
Professor Paola Dey joined the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edge Hill University in 2016. Initially trained as a doctor specialising in public health medicine, she was seconded to the Centre for Cancer Epidemiology at the University of Manchester, where she established the Prevention Trials Unit and became the Deputy Director. Paola decided to pursue an academic career and went on to found the Applied Public Health and Epidemiology Research Group and UCLAN Cancer Studies Centre as well as helping to set up the Lancashire Clinical Trials Unit. Paola is now a research leader within the Evidence-based Practice Research Centre (EPRC) at Edge Hill University.
- 5.30pm – Arrival and refreshments
- 6.00pm – Lecture and Q&A
- 7.15pm – Wine and canapés