ENJECT London 2017 Training School Recap

ENJECT Training School: Making an Impact with Connected Health Research

This short, intensive course took place at King’s College London Strand Campus in the heart of London from the 11th through the 13th of September 2017 and focused on the interdisciplinary impact of Connected Health in three key arenas:

  1. Scientific Impact: the challenges, opportunities and venues for inter-disciplinary publishing.
  2. Commercial Impact: Industrial collaborations and translating research outputs into the commercial world
  3. Societal impact: Policy, clinical practice and patient engagement

The course targeted at students engaged in a PhD programme or postdoctoral research in a health-related context and accepted 17 fully-funded grant applicants from Finland, Spain, France, Poland, Greece, Croatia, Portugal, Denmark, Ireland, and the UK.

The course was organised by the ENJECT Cost Action and was hosted by the Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine at King’s College London.

Teaching methods used in this particular Training School include:

  • Interdisciplinary workshops facilitated by senior researchers
  • Invited talks from impact stakeholders
  • Social events to facilitate interdisciplinary networking

Trainers included:

  • Dr. Vasa Curcin, Lecturer in Health Informatics at KCL and visiting Lecturer in the Department of  Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London)
  • Prof Brian Caulfield, Dean of Physiotherapy at University College Dublin, one of six Insight directors, and lead investigator with the Connected Health Technology Centre ARCH)
  • Dr. Derick Mitchell, Chief Executive of IPPOSI
  • Dr. Luis Fernandez Luque, e-Health Researcher at QCRI and co-founder and scientific adviser at Salumedia
  • Dr. Jan Kool, Head of Research at the Valens Rehablitation Centre in Switzerland
  • Dr. Cailbhe Doherty, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, University College Dublin

The students also enjoyed a visit to the London Digital Catapult where they met with leaders from Cera, HealthUnlocked, Diagnostics.AI, and PxHealthcare/OWise Breast Cancer.