Distinguished Collaborator: Developing Global Health Research Groups: Challenges and Opportunities
The Global Challenge Research Fund seeks to move toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by supporting collaborative research partnerships and programmes between the UK and developing countries. Professors Dame Caroline Watkins (UCLan), Cath Sackley(King’s College London) and Neil Thomas (University of Birmingham) will be speaking about the Global Health Research Groups(GHRG) they have developed with funding from the National Institutes of Research (NIHR). This event is open to all,will be of particular interest to those interested in developing Global Challenge Research Projects Registration for this event is essential and free of charge. Refreshments and lunch will be provided following the seminar. Speaker Profiles: Professor Dame Caroline Watkins - Caroline is the only nursing professor of stroke care in the UK and contributes to stroke service development at a local, national and international level. Caroline leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers with a large portfolio of clinically relevant research which spans five areas in stroke and older peoples’ care: prevention and pre-hospital care, education and workforce development, acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care. Professor Cath Sackley - Cath is Head of Physiotherapy, Professor of Rehabilitation and Deputy Head of Division in Health and Social Care Research. She is an NIHR Senior Investigator and trialist who specialises in the evaluation of complex and behavioural interventions. Her research focuses on the problems experienced by older people and people with stroke and neurological disease living in the community. She is Director of the NIHR GHRG on stroke at KCL which is a research partnership with Sierra Leone. Professor Neil Thomas - Neil is the Regional Director, NIHR Research Design Service West Midlands and Professor of Epidemiology and Research Methods in the Institute of Applied Health Research of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, The University of Birmingham. He is the Institute’s Director of Research Knowledge and Transfer. Professor Thomas has an international portfolio of research in Europe, Africa and Asia investigating in the fields of cardiovascular disease epidemiology, prevention and control with a particular focus on atrial fibrillation, air pollution and lifestyle exposures. He is co-director for the NIHR Global Group in Atrial Fibrillation management, Brazil, China, and Sri Lanka. Provisional Schedule: If you have any queries relating to this seminar, please contact GlobalHealth@uclan.ac.uk **PLEASE NOTE*** Photographs may be taken at this event. If you do not wish to be featured in any photos taken on the day, please inform a member of organising staff on the day.