How can Social Media be Useful to You?: (Or is Your Learning Network Fit for Purpose?)

About the Webcast

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Social media and collaborative learning networks can be used to increase researchers’ connections, and the applicability and scalability of our work. Dr. Roland wrote an article Social Media, Health Policy, and Knowledge Translation, on the barriers and facilitators of using social media as a KT strategy. He will discuss the limitations of using social media as well as opportunities to overcome these limitations and how social media can be useful to researchers as a KT strategy when carefully planned and evaluated.

The Center on KTDRR is also hosting an accompanying webinar Dec. 10, “Planning and Evaluating Your Social Media Strategy.”

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About the Presenter:

Dr. Damian Roland is an experienced Paediatric Emergency Medicine clinician at the Leicester Royal Infirmary, in Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) who is passionate about improving the care of the ill and injured child. He has considerable experience in the development of educational resources and their evaluation, especially e-health technologies that have applicability in specialties outside of paediatrics.

As an Paediatric Emergency Medicine Academic sponsored by the UK's National Health Service (NHS) he is developing a research portfolio that will build on the work undertaken as part of his Doctoral Research Fellowship funded by the UK's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). His research skills are supported by considerable leadership experience developed as an inaugural scholar of the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and past member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Council and Children and Young Persons Health Outcomes Forum. He currently is on the NHS England National Paediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) programme board.

He is developing an international profile in the creation and evaluation of interventions that improve the recognition of ill and injured children in emergency and acute care settings.   

He has a strong interest in social media as a means of knowledge translation using the Twitter account @damian_roland (9000+ followers) and blog (35000+ page views per year).