Free lectures, prestigious speakers: The History and Philosophy of Evidence
Professor Nancy Cartwright and Professor Mike Kelly will each give a lecture as part of The History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care course. Both talks are free and there is no need to book.
First Lecture: 'Evidence-based Policy: Doing it Better'
- Talk by: Professor Nancy Cartwright, FBA Professor of Philosophy University of Durham and at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
- Date: Monday 17 June 2013
- Time: 7pm - 8pm
- Place: Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA. The talk will take place in the Lecture Theatre
Bio: Nancy Cartwright is a philosopher/methodologist of the natural and social sciences. The first half of her career was spent at Stanford University where she worked primarily on philosophy of physics, the second half, before moving to Durham University this October, at LSE where she has focused on the economic and social sciences. She has made contributions on issues of scientific realism, modelling, causal inference and evidence. Her most recent work centres on evidence and policy. She has written 6 books, the most recent just published by OUP, with Jeremy Hardie: Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing it Better. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and the Leopoldina (the German Society for Natural Science), a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society (US's oldest scholarly academy) and has been a recipient of a MacArthur fellowship.
Second Lecture: 'The history of evidence into practice and health inequalities: utilitarianism, justice and capabilities.'
- Talk by: Professor Mike Kelly, Director of the Centre of Public Health Excellence at National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
- Date: Thursday 20 June 2013
- Time: 6pm - 7pm
- Place: Oxford University Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA. The talk will take place in the Tawney Room
Bio: Professor Mike Kelly is Director of the Centre of Public Health at NICE where he leads on the development of public health guidance. He is a public health practitioner, researcher and academic. He was educated at the universities of York, Leicester, and Dundee. Before joining NICE he was Director of Evidence and Guidance at the Health Development Agency. Professor Kelly has previously held academic posts at the Universities of Leicester, Dundee, Glasgow, Greenwich and Abertay. He holds honorary posts at the universities of Cambridge, Manchester, Sheffield, UCL and Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.
Professor Kelly's research interests are in evidence based approaches to health improvement, methodological and philosophical problems in public health research and evidence based medicine, evidence synthesis, coronary heart disease prevention, chronic illness, disability, physical activity, health inequalities, behaviour change, social identity and community involvement in health promotion. From 2005-8 he was the co leader of the Measurement and Evidence Knowledge Network of World Health Organisation's Commission on the Social Determinants of Health. He has published more than two hundred papers in medical, social scientific and public health journals and is author/ editor of seven books. In 2010 he was awarded the Alwyn Smith Prize of the Faculty of Public Health for his work on cardiovascular disease and alcohol misuse prevention.
For more information about the History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care course, please see www.conted.ox.ac.uk/hpebhc
Published 12 June 2013