Realist Evaluation and Mechanisms

Nick Tilley, Professor at UCL’s Department of Security and Crime Science, and co-author of the book”Realistic EValuation”, was invited to LSHTM on March 22nd, 2017 to give a talk on Realist Evaluations and Mechanisms. ‘Mechanism’ is crucial to realist evaluation. Yet it has turned out to be tricky. The term is used in many different ways, not all […]

Job opportunities for impact evaluation and evidence synthesis

LSHTM, together with 3ie, the Campbell Collaboration, EDePo, and the EPPI-Centre, are launching a new Centre for Development and Learning. We are recruiting three new full-time posts, to be based at the London International Development Centre (LIDC), for the CEDIL Secretariat: a Deputy Director, a Research Officer and a Programme Manager. The job advertisements will […]

CROI Webcast with Prof. James Hargreaves – “Implementation Science Trials: Do the rules of RCTs apply?”

James Hargreaves, Director of the Centre for Evaluation and Professor of Epidemiology and Evaluation at LSHTM, was invited by the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) Organisation Committee to give a talk on:

“Implementation Science Trials: Do the rules of RCTs apply?”

Webcast link available now

Lively Discussions and Engaging Ideas at the LIDC and The Guardian Debate on Aid

On Thursday 27th October the first debate, organized by the London International Development Centre and The Guardian, of the Development Debate Series took place discussing the theme of aid and asking- are we getting aid right? Find out what happened here.

Evaluations of Quality Improvement Interventions

There are a number of projects tackling the complex issue of quality improvement evaluations occurring concurrently at the School. What diverse approaches are these projects using for quality improvement evaluation? What are the commonalities? Where do the challenges lie? We decided to bring together some of the individuals involved in projects on quality improvement and […]

A Call for Sustained and Improved Measurement

Video interview with Dr Tanya Marchant on a recent Lancet paper written on behalf of the Kirkland Group. Dr Marchant is a member of the Kirkland Group and explains the six principles the group put together as a call to action for improving measurment for maternal, newborn and child health. You can watch video HERE.

Findings of the Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola

Date: Monday, 23 November 2015 Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Venue: Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG, UK Type of event: Panel Discussion The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Harvard Global Health Institute convened in 2014 an Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola to review […]

TEDxLSHTM : French recipes to navigate in complex health systems

Karl Blanchet believes it is important to distinguish between the complicated and complex. In this talk he explains three key elements: information, decisions and social networks that allow people to respond more quickly in changing environments and allow health systems to thrive. He explains, “It might be complex, but it is not complicated.” Karl Blanchet […]

What can a study in Kenya tell us about the effect of deworming on school attendance?

Researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine recently published a re-analysis of an influential study estimating the impact of deworming drugs on educational outcomes. Their conclusions about what the study is able to show differed from that of the original authors, who published a response in the same journal. The LSHTM researchers […]

Watch back our lectures from LSHTM’s annual symposium

Stepped-Wedge Trial Symposium  Results reconsidered : challenges of re-analyzing a stepped-wedge trial with health and educational outcomes