Past Events

Pre-viva seminar: Development and evaluation of a pilot, arts-based intervention to reduce mental health stigma among youth in India (CREATORS)

Date: Thursday, 19th July 2018 Time: 12:45-1:45 Venue: Jenny Roberts room, Tavistock Place Speaker: Shivani Mathur Gaiha Supervisors: Mark Petticrew and Tatiana Salisbury Youth avoid seeking help for mental health problems due to public stigma. Arts-based educational interventions aim to reduce such stigma among youth in high income countries. However, limited evidence exists in low and middle income settings. The […]

CEDIL & Centre for Evaluation Lecture Series

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) and the Centre for Evaluation are convening a lecture series addressing methods and innovation in primary studies. The first three lectures in the series are available to watch online . The series will continue in the autumn. Previous lectures in this series: Lecture 1: The […]

Process Evaluation Learning Event

Date: Tuesday 10th July, 14.00 – 17.00 Location: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street Are you collecting data to understand how an intervention was implemented or received, the mechanism by which it had impact or the influence of context? If the answer is yes then the Centre for Evaluation wants to hear from you. We’re holding an afternoon  […]

Systems perspectives on policy development and evaluation

  Location: British Library Knowledge Centre, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB Time and date: Tuesday 26 June 2018, 9.00 – 17.00 Organisers: the Policy Innovation Research Unit and the Social Research Association Public policies are about changing systems but conventional approaches to their evaluation have largely ignored this insight.  This conference explored these issues with a number of […]

Quantifying Impact Series: Evaluation Using Observational Data

The Centre for Evaluation, supported by the Centre for Statistical Methodology, hosted a series of lunchtime seminars introducing methodological approaches beyond stratification and regression to address confounding in quasi-experimental or non-randomised designs. Each session described some examples as well as discussing the advantages and disadvantages over more commonly used methods. Seminars in this series: Seminar 1: […]

Can we do better research working with decision-maker partners? Learnings from integrated knowledge translation approaches

Date: Tuesday 19th June 2018 Time: 12.00 – 13.30 Venue: Jenny Roberts, Tavistock place Speaker:Dr Anita Kothari, Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario The need for relevant research findings, the importance of practice knowledge and the democratization of science drive the current push for research collaborations. Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) is a model of collaborative research where researchers work with […]

PHES seminar series: ‘No longer extraordinary’. Self-administration of the abortion pill in Canada: implementation research informing policy change

Date: Monday 11th June 2018 Time: 12.45 – 14.00 Venue: LG81, Keppel Street Speaker: Wendy V. Norman, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada Fewer than 300 physicians provided induced abortions in Canada in 2012, and care was largely provided in surgical facilities in large southern cities. The January 2017 introduction of mifepristone had the potential […]

“Food and Agricultural Approaches to Reducing Malnutrition” (FAARM): An ongoing cluster-randomized trial in rural Bangladesh

The FAARM trial (2015-2019) is evaluating the impact of a Homestead Food Production program (home gardening, poultry rearing, nutrition and hygiene education) implemented by the NGO Helen Keller International in Sylhet, Bangladesh on undernutrition in women and young children. The primary outcome is stunting (length-for-age) in children under age 3. Secondary outcomes include micronutrient deficiencies, […]

PHES seminar series: Can a sexual health intervention increase chlamydia and gonorrhoea testing among young Aboriginal people in Australia?

Date: Monday 4th June 2018 Time: 12.45 – 14.00 Venue: LG4, Tavistock place Speaker: Simon Graham For two decades, higher notification rates of chlamydia and gonorrhoea have been reported among Aboriginal compared with non-Aboriginal Australians. Four Aboriginal primary health care centres were recruited for a pilot program to evaluate if a sexual health intervention could significantly increase chlamydia and […]

Crowdsourcing in Health: Developing a Guideline for Implementation

Crowdsourcing, the process of aggregating a group of non-experts and experts in order to solve a problem, is increasingly used in health and medicine. Our research team at UNC Project-China, along with collaborators from the World Health Organization and Social Innovation in Health Initiative, organized a global challenge contest to solicit descriptions of contests for health. […]