Admission Price: Free to attend, please accept the invitation only if you will be attending for catering purposes.
André Tomlin, Director, National Elf Service
André Tomlin is an Information Scientist with 20 years’ experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He has worked in the NHS and for the University of Oxford where he helped to set up the Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health. In 2002 he spun out a company from Oxford University (www.minervation.com), and he has spent the last decade building health websites for charities and the public sector. Most recently he has been the driving force behind the Mental Elf blog, which is part of a series of health evidence blogs designed to help health and social care professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research. Perhaps inevitably, André and his colleagues have named this new endeavour the National Elf Service (www.nationalelfservice.net).
André's talk will focus on the difficulties that we all face in keeping up to date with reliable research and new ways that we can all adopt to engage more with the evidence that matters most. He will consider our motivations for reading research, the importance of sociability, how to be more critical in our use of evidence, how to join expert discussions and share our knowledge, and the value of embracing digital technology.
He will also provide a case study of how to digitally disseminate a new piece of research most effectively, which will be of particular interest to researchers who wish to reach a wider audience with their work.
If you want a clear and fun introduction to the importance of blogs and social media - this talk's for you!
Lunch will be provided from 12:45. The seminar will commence at 13:00.
Please accept the invitation only if you will be attending for catering purposes.
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12.45pm - 2.00pmMonday 27th February 2017