Seminar Series – April 29, 2021

Dr. Robert McLean

Scaling Science


Dr. Robert McLean is a Senior Program Specialist in Policy and Evaluation at Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and concurrently a Fellow of the Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network (IKTRN) at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute/University of Ottawa. Rob’s broad interests lie in understanding how human creativity can create a better world, and academically, how society might better align science with health and social impact. He is lead author of the new book, Scaling Impact: Innovation for the Public Good published by Routledge NYC, which presents a grounded framework and call to action for human and environmental prosperity. Rob earned his Ph.D. in the Department of Medicine at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He holds an M.Sc. from the Global Development Institute of the University of Manchester, England.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation the audience will be able to:

  1. Describe the field of scaling science
  2. Identify ways that scaling science might complement their efforts in knowledge translation and implementation science
  3. Apply scaling thinking and practice in their own projects


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