"Systems thinking and systems change" by Dr Allan Best

Past Event

24 September 2012, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Osler-McGovern Centre
3 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PS

This seminar is hosted by the George Centre for Healthcare Innovation, an Oxford Martin School Centre and the Oxford Global Health Policy Programme at Green Templeton College

Title: Systems thinking and systems change: collaboration strategies for low to middle income countries

Speaker: Dr Allan Best, Managing Director, Insource; Associate Scientist, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluation, Vancouver Coastal Research Institute and Clincal Professor, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

Biography: Dr Allan Best's research focuses on systems thinking and organizational change - creating the teams, models, structures and tools that foster effective knowledge to action for health policy and programs that improve the health of the population. Allan served as the founding Chair of the Department of Health Studies at the University of Waterloo in Canada, the world's first interdisciplinary department integrating the biological and behavioral sciences to study health promotion. He has been elected Fellow for outstanding research contribution by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Canadian Psychological Association, Society of Behavioral Medicine, American Psychological Association, and American Academy for Health Behavior. Allan was awarded the 1996 O. Harold Warwick prize by the National Cancer Institute of Canada for outstanding contributions to cancer control. Allan served on the inaugural Board of the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research as President-Elect and was President from 2005-2007.

The seminar will be followed by drinks

To register for this event please email ruth.loseby@gtc.ox.ac.uk or 01865 274565