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Sharing Knowledge on Knowledge Exchange: A UK Perspective

Date & Time:

May 23, 2017 (Tue) | 12:00 noon –1:00 p.m.


Seminar Room 5, LG1/F Laboratory Block, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine


Dr Sarah Perkins
Director, GW4 Alliance

This seminar is jointly organised by the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine and the Knowledge Exchange Office.


Evidence points to the UK university system as one which operates at a world class standard in knowledge exchange (KE). This seminar will focus on the UK KE landscape, and the enabling infrastructure in place, at the national, institutional and faculty levels, to deliver effective KE. As Programme Director, Research at Imperial College London's Faculty of Medicine, Dr Sarah Perkins had administrative responsibility for a number of devolved funding streams to facilitate KE and for the delivery of the Faculty's REF 2014 submission. Discussions will conclude with a summary of the support in place for developing impact and delivering KE at the College's Faculty of Medicine.

About the Speaker:

Dr Sarah Perkins is GW4 Director, with responsibility for leading and managing the GW4 Alliance, and developing and delivering its overall strategy.

Prior to taking the role of GW4 Director, Sarah managed a world class research portfolio at Imperial College London's Faculty of Medicine, one of the largest medical faculties in Europe. Appointed in 2009, her role involved developing and delivering research strategy, and leading initiatives such as Research Excellence Framework submission, and working closely with several NHS Trusts through the Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) to foster collaboration and implement research strategy at a senior level, exemplified by delivering and renewing one of the largest NIHR Biomedical Research Centres. Her achievements were recognised in 2013 when she was shortlisted in the Women of the Future Awards, and she is also a Fellow of Westminster Abbey Institute.

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