UCL Public Policy


TechSharing Seminar Series 2016-17: Achieving Impact

A small grant from Public Policy was provided to support this work by our UCL community to enhance policy engagement and impact.

4 February 2020

Project information

Grant: Engagement Award 
Awarded amount: £1,500
Awardees: Olga Perski (Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology), Nicola Newhouse (UCL Interaction Centre), John Blythe (Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology), Paulina Bondaronek (UCL eHealth Unit), Aneesha Singh (UCL Interaction Centre), and Anna Roberts (Department of Epidemiology and Public Health)

Problem: A lack of knowledge of how digital innovation can be embedded in the NHS so that best practice from other industries is emulated consistently.

Project: An investigation of the key issues through a series of dialogues to deliver a toolkit that identifies pathways to the successful adoption of technology innovation within the NHS.

Policy audience: Those working within or at the boundaries of digital health: researchers; policymakers; service providers; practitioners;  industry professionals.


Impacts and Outputs

The project has held two successful workshops to date, which have been summarised in two blogs.

The first workshop interrogated the key terms of engagement, co-design, evidence, implement and impact/ effectiveness among multidisciplinary groups comprising computer scientists, health professionals, human-computer interaction researchers, psychologists, people from industry, media, banking and others.

The focus for the second seminar was to promote the principles of codesign in the context of digital health and to offer a useful introduction for those who may not have done codesign before or who could do with refreshing their methods. 

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