The Bern Lectures in Health Science

From EBM to Design-thinking: Linking evidence and policy requires design thinking and understanding complexity

Thursday, 2021/04/08, 16:00

Prof. Vivian Lin

The rise of the evidence-based medicine movement in the 1990s created a discourse around research transfer and translation into policy and practice. Various models have been proposed as means to strengthen the relationship between the world of researchers and policy makers and therefore the uptake of research into policy. In this seminar, Prof. Lin will review aspects of the evolving discourse and raise the question of whether we are working in two worlds or working in a complex social system, and what types of evidence matters. She will report on a range of experiences in working on translation of evidence into policy and suggest the factors that are important in achieving this goal. Vivian will suggest how understanding complexity and adopting a design thinking approach is critical, and challenging for many public health practitioners and researchers.

Event organizer: ISPM Bern
Speaker: Prof. Vivian Lin (University of Hong Kong)
Date: 2021/04/08
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Locality: Seminar room 320, 3rd floor
Mittelstrasse 43
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge

Join the lecture on zoom

Join the lecture on Thursday, 8 April 2021 at 2:00 pm online on zoom:
(Meeting ID: 938 3556 5925, Passcode: 090537)