Blogging, tweeting and podcasts: getting your research out there
André Tomlin, founder and director of the National Elf Service.
André Tomlin is an information scientist with 20 years’ experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He has worked in the NHS and for the University of Oxford where he helped to set up the Centre for Evidence Based Mental Health. In 2002, he spun out a company from Oxford University called Minervation, and he has spent the last 15 years building health websites for charities, universities and the public sector. Most recently, he has been the driving force behind the National Elf Service (www.nationalelfservice.net), a series of health evidence blogs designed to help professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research.
He writes: ‘This talk will focus on the difficulties that we all face in keeping up to date with reliable research, and new ways that we can all adopt to engage more with the evidence that matters most. I will consider our motivations for reading research, the importance of sociability, how to be more critical in our use of evidence, how to join expert discussions and share our knowledge, and the value of embracing digital technology. I will also provide a case study of how to digitally disseminate a new piece of research most effectively, which will be of particular interest to researchers who wish to reach a wider audience with their work. If you want a clear and fun introduction to the importance of blogs and social media, this talk is for you!’
For details of upcoming, and previous, seminars about improvement and implementation please see the KIS website.
These monthly end-of-afternoon lectures take place at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience [IoPPN] main building in de Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF. Anyone who is interested in improvement and implementation is welcome to attend. The seminars are organised by King's Improvement Science postdoctoral fellows.
KIS is part of the Centre for Implementation Science at the National Institute for Health Research [NIHR] Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research [CLAHRC] South London, also based at King's College London. The CIS is home to a team of expert researchers, including health economists and statisticians. They investigate how best to help implement evidence-based practice and research results within health services in south London and further afield.