The 2021 HSRPP conference will be taking place online. The conference theme will be:
Designing Healthcare: Stimulating Interdisciplinarity and Co-design for Quality Healthcare.
There is widespread recognition and support for collaborative-working across disciplinary boundaries to solve real-world problems, with users’ needs firmly embedded within this process. The conference theme centres on design: interdisciplinary working between science and the arts to co-produce research. The conference will stimulate discussion, share experiences and generate ideas to design healthcare.
Conference chairs: Dr Rosemary Lim and Dr Ranjita Dhital
N.B. The HSRPP programme schedule will be provided nearer to the conference date.
For further information on the abstract submission process, or to book your place on the conference, please visit the dedicated HSRPP pages on the University of Reading’s website.
Professor Rick Iedema
Professor Iedema is Professor and Director of the Centre for Team-based Practice & Learning in Health Care, King’s College London. His main research interest is in how clinicians collaborate and communicate, and in the ways patients can become involved in healthcare practice improvement. Professor Iedema has an international reputation as a pioneer in video-reflexive ethnography, an innovative approach to enable clinicians collaborate and communicate. Video reflexive ethnography was designed to enable clinicians and patients to innovate care practices ‘from within’. Professor Iedema has sought to integrate research and practice, and have significant experience working on many funded projects within the UK and internationally. He has published widely in the area of healthcare practice improvement with over 200 publications among which are six books. His most recent publications include Visualising Health Care Improvement (2013, Taylor & Francis, with Jessica Mesman and Katherine Carroll), Communicating Quality and Safety in Health Care (2015, Cambridge University Press, with Donella Piper and Marie Manidis), and Video Reflexive Ethnography in Health Research and Healthcare Improvement (2018, Taylor & Francis, with Katherine Carroll, Jessica Mesman, Aileen Collier, Suyin Hor and Mary Wyer).
Professor Sue Walker
Professor Walker holds a personal chair as Professor of Typography at the University of Reading. Her research interests include information design in public service, typographic design for children, analysis and description of graphic language, in particular the relationship between prescription and practice in everyday documents, and Isotype (International System Of TYpographic Picture Education). She has significant experience working on UKRI- and GCRF-funded interdisciplinary projects, including about anti-microbial resistance in the UK and in Rwanda https://amrpharmacy.org/ and https://amrpharmacy.org/exhibition/) and adolescent mental health as part of ‘Emerging Minds’, a Cross-Disciplinary Mental Health Network Plus initiative supported by UKRI (https://emergingminds.org.uk/)
Dr Louise Younie
Dr Louise Younie is an academic GP. She has been developing the field of creative enquiry in undergraduate medical education for over a decade, with an MSc and EdD in the field. The arts have been found an excellent vehicle for dialogue, reflection and engagement with lived experience, leading to both practitioner development and human flourishing.
She is a trustee for Arts and Health South West and a committee member of the Arts, Health and Wellbeing Special Interest Group for the Royal Society for Public Health.