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Professor Tim Stokes' Inaugural Professorial Lecture: The road less travelled

The Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series 2017

Professor Tim Stokes' IPL photo

Professor Tim Stokes
Elaine Gurr Professor of General Practice and Head of Department of General Practice and Rural Health
Dunedin School of Medicine
Division of Health Sciences

Professor Stokes is Elaine Gurr Professor of General Practice in the Department of General Practice and Rural Health, Dunedin School of Medicine, and a part-time GP in Dunedin.

He is also Associate Director, Centre for Health Systems. He was Senior Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care, University of Birmingham 2013–2014; Consultant Clinical Adviser, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE); a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Leicester and Leeds 2006–2013; and Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in General Practice, University of Leicester, UK 1997–2006.

Tim conducts Health Care Delivery and Implementation Research—both primary research and evidence synthesis—using a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. He is interested in:

  • New ways of delivering health services for acute and chronic clinical conditions in primary care and across the primary / community–secondary care interface, and
  • The adoption of research evidence into routine practice, including the development and use of clinical practice guidelines, standards and performance measures, and how these tools can be used to promote better care within local and national health care systems

A key methodological interest is in understanding and promoting how research findings become embedded in routine health care in clinical, organisational, and policy contexts. Crucial to this work is the need to use theory drawn from the social sciences to better develop quality improvement interventions, optimise their design, identify aspects of context necessary for their success, and enhance learning from such initiatives.

Current national New Zealand funded research projects as Principal Investigator are delivering better care for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (HRC Research Partnerships for New Zealand Health Delivery), and assessing the fairness of decision making in the New Zealand health sector (Lotteries Health). He is an international collaborator on the ASPIRE (Action to Support Practices Implementing Research Evidence) UK National Institute for Health Research Programme Grant for Applied Research, led by Professor Robbie Foy at the University of Leeds.

This is a free public lecture to celebrate Professor Stokes' appointment. Refreshments will be provided after the lecture. All welcome.

This event will also be live-streamed (from 5.30pm Tuesday 7 March 2017) at the following address:

Date Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Lecture
Public Lecture
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
DepartmentGeneral Practice and Rural Health
LocationArchway 1 Lecture Theatre, Union Street East.
Contact Phone64 3 479 4144

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