RIHS has awarded the Richard Grol Visiting Scientist Award 2016 to Trish Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Prof. Greenhalgh was nominated for the award by Prof. Gert Westert, leader of the Radboudumc research theme Healthcare Improvement Science.
Trish Greenhalgh is an internationally recognised academic in health services research/ primary health care and a practising GP. She joined her department in January 2015 after previously holding professorships at University College London and Queen Mary University of London. As Director of the Interdisciplinary Research In Health Sciences (IRIHS) unit, she leads a programme of research at the interface between social sciences and medicine, with strong emphasis on the organisation and delivery of health services. Her research seeks to celebrate and retain the traditional and humanistic aspects of medicine while also embracing the unparalleled opportunities of contemporary science and technology to improve health outcomes and relieve suffering.
Considering her extremely impressive CV as well as her inspiring college tour and lecture in Nijmegen on May 26th, the RIHS management had an easy task in deciding to award Trish Greenhalgh.
The Richard Grol Visiting Scientist Award is named after the founder of the Institute (formerly known as NCEBP, Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice) who had the vision to connect the population sciences of the Radboudumc in a strong methodology-oriented research institute. The Award aims at the initiation of new collaborations with foreign institutes in the field of Health Sciences in order to strengthen the RIHS through teaching or research. The Award is granted once a year, and comes in the form of € 4000,-- for travel and accommodation for the awardee for one or more short stays in Nijmegen.
The RIHS is proud to welcome Prof. Greenhagh to the Institute and looks forward to her visit !