Webinar - Sharing your research: disseminating findings and using these in practice

24 Jun 2021


Thursday 24th June 2021, 11am-12pm

Online (Zoom)

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This is the fourth webinar in the
Activating Research series, presented by NIHR ARC North Thames Academy, and inspired by our Becoming Research Active in-person workshop.

Engaging in research is vital in addressing questions that arise in health and social care, producing new evidence and research to improve patient care. This webinar is intended as an introduction to disseminating your research findings and implementing them into practice.

The webinar will consist of three short presentations by our invited speakers followed by a Q&A session. The presentations will cover different routes for disseminating your findings, the different topics of applied research (clinical, public health, social care), how to showcase your work, and how to include patients and research participants in writing up and sharing research.

By the end of the session attendees will

  • Understand different ways to disseminate research
  • Know how to share research with different audiences
  • Identify ways of embedding research findings into practice

The Activating Research webinars are aimed at nurses, allied health professionals, public health or local government staff from NHS Trusts, NHS CCGs and Local Authorities. Participants might have done a Masters level module in collecting and analysing data, or critical appraisal of research, or have helped to support research in your organisation or attended another one of our Academy courses. It is not aimed at academics and/or researchers.

Find out more about the Activating Research webinar series.

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Event supported by

Dr. Silvie Cooper, Lecturer
Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, NIHR ARC North Thames Academy Lecturer

Charles Boonchareon
NIHR ARC North Thames Training and Engagement Coordinator


Cat Lawrence
HEE/NIHR CDRF and Senior Physiotherapist (UCL/UCLH)


Dr Roganie Govender
NIHR Clinical Lecturer & Hon Senior Research Associate, UCL

Dr Govender is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist at UCLH. She has worked within the field of ENT/Head and neck both in South Africa and in the UK. Her experience in South Africa includes working at The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto and the Johannesburg General Hospital. She has also worked in different parts of the UK including Newcastle, Birmingham and Cambridge.

Roganie worked at The Royal Free Hospital in London from 2000 and joined the head and neck unit at UCLH since its inception in June 2005. During the course of her career she has developed specialist skills in working with a range of patients seen within the ENT/Head and neck, maxillofacial and radiotherapy and oncology specialisms. She has completed advanced training in the management of laryngectomy and surgical voice restoration in the UK, Amsterdam and Indiannapolis. After completing her PhD with the department of Behavioural Science & Health at UCL, Dr Govender joined ARC North Thames for a post-doctoral bridging fellowship and in 2020 took up an NIHR Clinical Lectureship. Roganie is a clinical-academic within the Head and Neck Academic Centre (HNAC) at UCLH and currently one of three nationally appointed NIHR training advocates for Speech & Language Therapy. In the 2021 New Year Honours list, Roganie was awarded an MBE for services to Speech and Language Therapy.

Jo Dawes
NIHR SPHR Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care ,UCL

In March 2020, just as the UK was facing the first COVID-19 lockdown, Jo started an NIHR School of Public Health Research (pre-doctoral) fellowship, based in the Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health at UCL. She is focusing her research on physical health problems, particularly frailty, amongst people experiencing homelessness, and physical activity interventions for excluded groups. She has been working on the COVID-19 Social Study, led by Dr Daisy Fancourt, interviewing parents of young children about their mental health during the pandemic and is a course tutor on the Homelessness and Inclusion Health Module at UCL.


Jo started her career as a clinical physiotherapist in Glasgow, initially rotating within NHS acute hospitals. She then specialised as a primary care physiotherapist for people experiencing homelessness. Before a move to London in 2008, Jo spent time as a researcher in HIV counselling and testing in Zambia and undertook a research secondment with NHS Education for Scotland. In London, Jo worked for 12 years as a senior lecturer in Physiotherapy in University of East London, then St George’s, University of London.


Dr Fiona Aspinal
NIHR ARC North Thames Research Partnership Team Senior Research Fellow

Dr Aspinal worked as a registered nurse in elderly care and palliative care settings and went on to complete a BA (Hons) in Social Policy and a MA in Public Policy and Administration. After conducting research on assessing outcomes of palliative care at Kings College London, Fiona completed her PhD in Politics/Health Sciences at the University of York.

Fiona joined the North Thames CLAHRC (the ARC predecessor) after working as a Research Fellow in the Social Policy Research Unit, University of York since 2006, where she undertook complex evaluations of systems, services and interventions across health and social care settings using qualitative and mixed-methods approaches.