‘Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning from Incidents’ (IP-LFI) ESRC Seminar Series
11 June 2015, 10am-5pm (registration from 9:30am)
British Safety Council, 70 Chancellors Road, London W6 9RS (Hammersmith)
You are invited to join an interdisciplinary group of researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from across Europe to explore how organisations can learn effectively from incidents across different sectors: energy, health, finance, construction and further afield.
So far this seminar series has explored key issues and gaps in the field of learning from incidents and has devised a set of preliminary research questions for an interdisciplinary R&D agenda (Seminar 1); examined various theoretical perspectives (Seminar 2) and methodological approaches (Seminar 3) to learning from incidents, from a range of disciplines across Engineering, Social and Life Sciences; and discussed examples and issues from policy and practice perspectives (Seminar 4).
In this fifth seminar we shall discuss how to strengthen the link between research and practice in learning from incidents (LFI). How could researchers, practitioners and policymakers collaborate to advance learning from incidents? What models and frameworks could effectively facilitate cooperation between these different stakeholders? What are the key priorities in learning from incidents and what could researchers do to help practitioners and policymakers improve LFI? How can LFI research be best communicated to practitioners and policymakers?
These questions will be addressed through the keynote talks and group discussions at this seminar. The keynote speakers are:
- Dr Ritva Engeström, Senior Researcher, Centre for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research, University of Helsinki, Finland: “Change Laboratory and Developmental Work Research”
- Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly, Director of the Complexity Research Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK: “Addressing complex problems through collaboration: A complexity theory approach”
- Professor Lasse Gerrits, Chair in Governance of Complex and Innovative Technological Systems, Otto-Friedrich University, Bamberg, Germany: “Back to normal: Generating resilience in complex systems”
Participation is free. A buffet lunch will be provided.
Registration is required. To register for the seminar, please go to: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/16547197112/
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