|This is an Invitation to attend David Chapman-Jones Inaugural Lecture on Tuesday 19th June, P118, Paisley Campus
The lecture will take place on Tuesday 19th June 2018, at 6pm in P118, Paisley Campus, followed by a Drinks Reception in D137/D139 at 7.00pm.
The inaugural lecture will focus on whether modern society discourages polymaths and will weave through David’s own experience of being a polymath, exploring some of the world’s great polymath examples and questions whether they could have flourished as easily today.
David studied Forensic Medicine and Science with The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in association with the Department of Forensic Medicine at Guy’s hospital. As part of this course of study he examined the use of human tissue in research and the ethics of the separation of conjoined twins.
The research into the use of human tissue in research brought his attention to the work of a Coroner which, in addition to having a medical qualifications requires you to be a solicitor or barrister. That prompted him to study law, gain a master of Laws in Health and Medical Ethics and join the Inner Temple Inns of Court to train to be a barrister.
In 2003 he founded a company commercialising in a technology that he’d been researching in the previous years – electroceutical medicine – which was involved with wound care research, management and practice. He subsequently worked with The University of Manchester, Imperial College in London and many wound care centres, clinicians and hospitals.
David joined UWS in February 2017 as the Director of the Institute for Research in Healthcare Policy and Practice (IRHPP). In the IRHPP he identified an opportunity to make the Institute something significant, producing themes of research that can meaningfully influence practice and policy to the ultimate benefit of patients, users of services and their families.
We look forward to welcoming you to UWS for this though-provoking lecture.