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Prof Louise Ackers
Prof Louise Ackers
Key Memberships
From January 2014 to present.
From January 2014 to present.
From January 2014 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

 

Professor Louise Ackers holds a Chair in Social Policy in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences at the University of Salford UK.
Her research focuses on highly skilled mobility and knowledge transfer processes. Much of her work has explored mobility in the context of science careers and the internationalisation of research. In addition to academic outputs she has worked closely with the research councils in the UK and with the European Commission in the development of policy on internationalisation, impact and research careers. Professor Ackers has been involved in a number of evaluations on researcher mobility including a study on the participation of women in the Marie Curie Programme (DG Research, 2003); an Impact Assessment of the Marie Curie Fellowships (DG Research, 2005), a follow-up impact assessment of the Marie Curie Scheme (2010) and an Evaluation of the Impact of the Framework Programme on the Formation of the European Research Area (ERA) in the Social Sciences and Humanities(2010). She is currently coordinating an FP7 project on the careers, mobilities and impacts of doctoral graduates in the social sciences and humanities (POCARIM). She is also applying her expertise in this area to the specific context of mobile professional voluntarism in the reduction of maternal mortality Uganda. Professor Ackers, in her capacity as Trustee of the Liverpool-Mulago-Partnership (LMP) co-ordinates the Ugandan Maternal and Newborn Hub and the THET funded Sustainable Volunteering Project (for details see www.lmpcharity.org)
Key Qualifications
1985
1981
1986
1999
Key Projects
2017
Feb
Promoting Respectful Maternity Care in Low Resource Settings: Bringing ¿Whose Shoes¿ to Fort Portal, Uganda
Wellbeing of Women, £19,615.00.
Principal Investigator: L Ackers (90%). Co-Investigator: R McCarthy (10%).
2016
Jul
Sustainable Volunteering Project
Tropical Health Education Trust, £9,750.00.
Principal Investigator: L Ackers (100%).
2015
Sep
Reducing Infection through Improvements in Hand Hygiene
Tropical Health Education Trust, £27,650.00.
Principal Investigator: L Ackers (100%).
2015
Aug
Scaling up medical equipment management exchange in Ugandan hospitals
Tropical Health Education Trust, £197,120.00.
Principal Investigator: L Ackers (100%).
2014
Oct
The value of volunteerism to the NW (additional funds)
Health Education North West, £45,000.00.
Principal Investigator: L Ackers (100%).
2014
Jul
POCARIM
EC (Framework), £69,648.00.
Principal Investigator: L Ackers (100%).
2014
Feb
Measuring the Outcome of Volunteering for Education (MOVE)
Health Education North West, £290,000.00.
Principal Investigator: L Ackers (100%).
Key Presence
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2008
Aug

Trustee of Liverpool Mulago Partnership

Coordinator Ugandan Maternal and Newborn Hub

Coordinator Sustainable Volunteering Project (www.lmpcharity,org)

Memberships of External Bodies
2013
Dec