free: Knowledge Transfer talks, 11 Sept, Bradford

Knowledge Transfer Network Free Speaker Networking Event: on digital health initiatives and employees with dementia.
Arthur Francis Lecture Theatre, Bradford University

Mon 11 September 2017
5.30pm registration; 6pm speakers; 7.30pm-8.15pm coffee and cake/networking


Talk 1: Ian Sharp, CEO, Digital Health Enterprise Zone (DHEZ)

Ian Sharp will talk about the role DHEZ will play in tackling the anticipated NHS funding gap and in helping to improve people’s lives. 

The DHEZ enables the development of digital health innovations to help prevent and manage long-term health conditions. It improves the quality of life for people, carers and families by enabling quick and easy access to the right care and information.

A £13m partnership between BT, Bradford University, Bradford Council and the Dept for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, DHEZ develops a community of health and care professionals, businesses, researchers, and learners, who work together to create innovative solutions for the health and care sector. These are properly trialed in the right environment and proven to work on a larger scale commercially.

Ian will also highlight the Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire partnership, based within the DHEZ and one of three Digital Catapult centres which have their headquarters in London.  They help businesses use the power of data to unlock new value from the data value chain, as well as the Internet of Things for digital innovation developments.

Talk 2: Dr Sue Richardson, Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour University of Bradford and Dr Jannine Williams  Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour, University of Bradford  will talk on
Employees living with dementia: beating the path to truly inclusive workplaces?

 Creating dementia-friendly workplaces for employees is a recent addition to the dementia-friendly community initiatives in the country. In 2015, the Alzheimer’s Society suggested there are many reaons why an organisations may become dementia-friendly, which might include helping people with dementia to stay in work and contributing a culture of respect and inclusion of all employees.

However, research in the Human Resource Management field has yet to engage with dementia and employment as an important and meaningful agenda. This could inform an organisation’s employment policy or practice, to enable people with dementia to remain in employment post-diagnosis, with reasonable adjustments.

The Alzheimer’s Society (2014) estimates 40,000 people under 65 are diagnosed with dementia in the UK. The UK Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (2016) has proposed a shift from best to good practice, and towards ‘better work and working lives’ through a new agenda based upon professional principles, values and an ethics led approach to human resource management.

Please use the link below to register for this event online.


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