CORTH Event - Professor Chris McKevitt Presents: ‘The Translational Urge in the English Health Economy’


Date: Friday 28th April 2017 

Professor Chris McKevitt

(Professor of Social Science & Health, King’s College London) 

‘The Translational Urge in the English Health Economy’

Translational research refers to the goal of bringing scientific discoveries made at the laboratory ‘bench’ to the ‘bedside’, where biomedical treatments are administered to patients. In this seminar, I will be sending signals from my embedded position in a London translational research infrastructure whose aim is ‘to turn scientific discoveries into better healthcare for everyone’. I will outline our programme of research investigating the messiness of entangled organisations and work places where translational research is conducted, the multiple repositioning of patients in this emerging bioeconomy, and implications for the practice of embedded ethnography

Time: 14:00 – 16:00

Place: Arts C333, University of Sussex 


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Last updated: Thursday, 13 April 2017