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SDS (Research) Seminar - Assessing the Quality of Research and Capturing Impact
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Medical & Health Care

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(For HKU Faculty of Medicine members, School of Nursing staff and student ONLY)

SDS (Research) Seminar by Professor Karen A Luker

Evidence Based practice has become a central mantra in health care globally and quality of research the cornerstone of Government and Research Council funding. This presentation begins by exploring how individuals might assess research in the context of their own practice, where utility may be more important than quality. The presentation then goes on to explore the drivers for government led or National research assessment (UK REF and HK RAE). The U.K.’s most recent Research Evaluation Framework (REF)which incorporates both the assessment of outputs as well as the impact of research is used as illustrative of how research quality and impact might be assessed. The challenges of incorporating impact in the overall assessment are discussed and the lessons learned from REF 2014 with respect to impact shared.

Professor Karen Luker was Head of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester for fifteen years stepping down in August 2015. She is currently the Queen's Nursing Institute Professor of Community Nursing and is also the Deputy Director of a National Institute for Health Research Centre for Greater Manchester NHS Trusts and the University of Manchester.

Karen is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and was awarded a fellowship of the Queen’s Nursing Institute in 2003, and in 2010 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Lund Sweden and in 2011 an Honorary DSc from University of Alberta Canada in recognition of her contribution to health care research and research capacity building. In 2016 she received a CBE in the New Year’s Honours for her contribution to Nursing. She has reviewed on a wide range of national and International research committees including MRC Health Services and Public Health Research Board and three RAE/REF Panels and equivalent panels in New Zealand (PBRF).From 2017-20 she has been a member of the Swedish Research Councils Health Sciences Review panel. Karen has published widely in the area of Community Nursing, Cancer and palliative care. In addition she edits the Journal Health and Social Care in the Community published by Wiley/Blackwell publishing.

Date/Time21/08/2017 13:00-14:00
VenueSeminar Room 1, LG1/F, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 02/08/2017 10:00(HKT) to 18/08/2017 18:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Ren Au by email at or by phone at 3917 6963 or by fax at 2872 6079.