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Martin Marshall’s inaugural lecture: Ivory Towers and Swampy Lowlands

Martin Marshall gave his UCL Inaugural Lecture as Professor of Healthcare Improvement at The Royal Society of Medicine on Tuesday 19th March 2013. His lecture, Ivory Towers and Swampy Lowlands, explores the characteristics of the science of improvement and calls for experts from academia and experts from the health service to work more effectively across traditional boundaries in order to create new knowledge and more effectively implement what is known about improving the organisation and delivery of health services.

Watch Martin’s lecture below:

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  1. May 28, 2013 4:09 pm

    Thank you Martin for a very interesting lecture about how to bring Academia and the practice world closer. I am a PhD student from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. In my research, I have an interactive research approach with the purpose of doing studies together with employees within healthcare in Sweden focusing on development work. I do this since I find it very interesting and worthwhile but also because I believe that the joint learning among Academia and practice will make research more valid and development work more sustainable. Is there somewhere I can read more about your work?

    Thank you!

  2. martinmarshall permalink
    May 30, 2013 12:13 pm

    Many thanks for your kind comments. If you haven’t already read it, I strongly recommend Van De Ven’s book on Engaged Scholarship.

    You might also find the papers listed in our ‘Examples and reading list’ section helpful (http://islondon.org/what-is-improvement-science/examples-and-reading-list/) – look at those from the Lancet and the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. More to follow!

    Best wishes
    Martin

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