Title: Mobilising Healthcare
Harnessing Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship
Professor Robyn Norton
James Martin Professorial Fellow
Synopsis of the lecture
Transformative change is required if the healthcare needs of the world are to be met. Healthcare services must move away from their reliance on hospitals to a greater focus on less expensive, primary care and preventive health services. Patients and populations must be more actively engaged in their healthcare and mobile technologies will be part of the solution.
Biography of Robyn Norton
Robyn Norton is the co-founder and Principal Director of The George Institute for Global Health, a not-for-profit medical research institute which aims to facilitate the provision of safe, effective and affordable healthcare, especially for disadvantaged populations worldwide. She is Professor of Global Health and James Martin Professorial Fellow at the University of Oxford, Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney and Honorary Professor at Peking University Health Science Center.
The George Institute for Global Health has offices in the United Kingdom (Oxford), India (New Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore), Australia (Sydney) and China (Beijing and Hong Kong), and with over 450 staff worldwide conducts large-scale population health, clinical and health systems research, focused particularly on reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases and injuries. Robyn is internationally regarded for her research on the causes, prevention and management of injuries. Her specific research interests have focused on the causes and prevention of road traffic injuries, the prevention and management of falls and fall-related injuries, including hip fractures, as well as the management of critical conditions in the intensive care setting. Robyn was the Foundation Chair and is now Chair Emeritus of the Road Traffic Injuries Research Network, an initiative aimed at increasing research and research capacity to address the current and growing burden of road traffic injuries in low and middle-income countries.
Professor Ngaire Woods, the inaugural Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance, moderated the discussion following the lecture. Professor Woods’ research focuses on global economic governance, the challenges of globalization, global development, and the role of international institutions. She founded and is the Director of the Global Economic Governance Programme and led the creation of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and, before her appointment as Dean, served as the School’s Academic Director.
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