Monday 22nd February 2021 – 1:30pm to 3:30pm (GMT)
How important is it to transcend disciplinary boundaries when addressing complex systems such as global health?
This first session of The Bloomsbury SET Conference 2021will provide an overview of The Bloomsbury SET knowledge exchange programme, followed by keynote presentations which explore new perspectives on interdisciplinary work to foster innovation and the broader ecosystem of universities, commercialisation and policy making.
Introduction to the conference and the Bloomsbury SET
Dr Emma Tomlinson (session Chair) Chair of The Bloomsbury SET Steering Group and Head of Research Development, RVC- Introduction to the conference and the Bloomsbury SET
Dr Jeremy Salt, Chief Scientific Officer at GALVmed
Professor Joyce Tait, Co-Director Innogen Institute, University of Edinburgh
Wednesday 24th February 2021 –11am to 12:30pm (GMT)
What are the pathways to deliver positive social, environmental and economic impact from the knowledge generated by research?
This panel discussion, aimed at early career researchers, will bring diverse perspectives on how an innovative environment to support translational research can be encouraged and nurtured. Speakers will share their different perspectives on working with interdisciplinary teams to develop transformative solutions to complex challenges. Exploring routes to take research into action through commercialisation or how to have impact on the policy making process.
Professor Chris Taylor, SPARK Academic Director, Cardiff University Social Science Research Park (SPARK)
Colby Benari, Head of Academic Careers, UCL
Hugo Villanueva (PhD), Innovation and Business Development Director, Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
This session is chaired by Alexendra Anderson (PhD), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Wednesday 24th February 2021 – 2pm to 3:30pm (GMT)
This conference session, aimed at early career researchers, explores the broader remit of funding interdisciplinary global health research and ongoing priorities. It brings together representatives of relevant funding bodies to discuss the priority areas to drive breakthroughs in the control of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, both nationally and globally.
Professor Helen Lambert, Professor of Medical Anthropology and Challenge Leader for Global Health, UKRI, Bristol Medical School
Jo Frost, National Contact Point & Global Innovation Lead, Health & Medicine, Innovate UK
Ruth Neale, Programme Manager, Global Health and Longitude Prize, NESTA Challenges
This session is chaired by Dr Aygen Kurt-Dickson, Research and Innovation Strategy Manager, LSE
Thursday 25th February 2021 – 11am to 12:30pm (GMT)
A session of fast paced, four minute, lightning talks presenting a selection of Bloomsbury SET programme projects connecting expertise in biological sciences, human and veterinary diagnostics, epidemiology, health economics, artificial intelligence, big data, disease surveillance, public health and social science.
Following an open call to all Bloomsbury SET projects, the following lightning talks were submitted for inclusion in the conference programme:
This session is chaired by Caroline Broad, Director, Broad Associates Ltd. and Entrepreneur in Residence, RVC
Thursday 25th February 2021 – 2pm – 3:30pm
This session brings together a panel of experts from the areas of diagnostic and vaccine development, health data integration, biosciences and capacity building. Speakers will explore the challenges and opportunities for developing skills, fostering creative ideas, partnerships and accelerating impact.
Dr Martin Smith, Head of Manufacturing Science and Technology, Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre
Sarah Cordery (PhD), Scientific & Research Project Coordinator, Global AMR Innovation Fund (GAMRIF)
Professor Paul Davis, Chief Scientific Officer, Mologic
This session is chaired by Dr Ying Chen, Head of Research and KE Delivery, SOAS
Friday 26th February – 11am – 12:30pm
This closing plenary will review the week, highlighting key messages and look towards the future of The Bloomsbury SET programme. The discussion will centre on the benefits and challenges of multidisciplinary collaboration.
Dr Ray Kent, Lead for The Bloomsbury SET and Director of Research Administration, RVC
Professor Janet Hemingway, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Professor Claire Heffernan, Professor Claire Heffernan, Director of London International Development Centre, Chair in Global Development RVC and LSHTM