Florence Nightingale at 200: Using data to improve health from the time of the Crimea to the time of the Coronavirus

Date: Friday 18 September 2020, 6.00PM
Location: Online
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Join Lancashire & East Cumbria Local Group for an online meet-up with Professor Deborah Ashby on how to use data to improve health as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Professor Deborah Ashby is the president of the Royal Statistical Society, and the director of the School of Public Health at Imperial College London.

18:00 -- 18:05 Welcome and introduction
18:05 -- 18:50 Presentation starts
18:50 -- 19:00 Questions and open discussion

Link to join (Microsoft Teams):
Florence Nightingale, best known as the Lady with the Lamp, is recognised as a pioneering and passionate statistician. She had argued successfully with her parents to be allowed to study mathematics, and later nursing, and then combined these skills with her political awareness to use data imaginatively and powerfully to improve health. As we celebrate the bicentenary of her birth in the most extraordinary of circumstances, the need for statistical and data skills to improve health show no signs of abating. What lessons can we draw from Florence Nightingale?
Professor Deborah Ashby (President, Royal Statistical Society)
Organiser: Lancashire & East Cumbria Local Group
Contact: Hankui Peng (h.peng3@lancaster.ac.uk)