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FPH Bazalgette Lecture: Delivering research with impact in care homes - lessons from the VIVALDI (COVID-19 in care homes) study

13th September 2024, 10:30am - 12:00pm , Online

Laura Shallcross MBE is Professor of Public Health and Director of the UCL Institute of Health Informatics.

Professor Shallcross was awarded the FPH Bazalgette Professorship Champion of Evidence Award in 2023 for her role in shaping UK policy to reduce COVID-19 transmission in care homes. Professor Shallcross’s research provided critical insights into the care home practices that made them so vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission, and informed key policy decisions including prioritising staff testing, limiting movement of staff between care homes, and the need for and timing of booster vaccination.

Besides leading the national VIVALDI (COVID-19 in care homes) study which informed the public health response to COVID-19 in care homes, Professor Shallcross was a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) Social Care working group.

Currently, Professor Shallcross leads a collaborative, inter-disciplinary programme of research which is focused on reducing the impact of infections, outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance across health and social care settings. Her research is delivered in partnership with residents, their relatives, care home staff, care providers, patients and policymakers, with a strong focus on translating research findings into policy and practice.

Following the lecture, Professor Shallcross will be joined by FPH President Professor Kevin Fenton for a conversation, reflections, and a Q&A session.

This event is free for FPH members. The price for non-members is £20. Alternatively,  you can become an FPH Associate Member for £86 per year and access all Faculty events free of charge. 


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