Engaging with policy makers: can your research influence policy?
20 April 2023 1-2pm
Could your research influence policy? In this webinar, organised by NIHR in collaboration with ARC West, learn more about how you could share research knowledge with policy makers.
National policy makers are a crucial audience for health and care researchers yet many researchers don’t know how to connect with them.
This webinar from Professor Annette Boaz (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) will explain the important areas to consider when engaging with and sharing research knowledge with policy makers. It will help researchers to understand what they can offer policy makers and what knowledge mobilisation approaches are most useful. It will also discuss potential challenges and practical tips.
This webinar is for anyone in the health and care community wishing to engage with and share research knowledge with policy makers. By attending this webinar you should:
Understand what researchers can offer policy makers
Learn about the key areas to consider when engaging with and sharing research knowledge with policy makers
Recognise the challenges of engaging with policy makers and provide practical tips to help researchers overcome these.
You will also have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.
About the speaker
Annette Boaz is Professor of Health and Social Care Policy at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and is a member of the WHO European Advisory Committee on Health Research. With Kathryn Oliver, she co-leads Transforming Evidence, an international initiative designed to support the use of research evidence in different policy fields and contexts.
She has more than 25 years of experience in supporting the use of evidence across a range of policy domains. She was part of one of the largest UK investments in the evidence use landscape and was a Founding Editor of the Journal Evidence & Policy. Annette has also undertaken an international leadership role to promote the use of evidence. In 2019, she published a new book ‘What Works Now’.