Quantifying Impact

Randomization: Beyond the Closurization Principle

Date: Friday 12th July Time: 15.30 – 16.30 Location: Manson Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street Speaker: Larry Moulton To celebrate the launch of a new short course on the design and analysis of cluster randomised and stepped wedge trials, the centre for evaluation is hosting a seminar from Professor Larry Moulton. This presentation focuses on the randomization of […]

Impact of universal test-and-treat on HIV incidence in Zambia and South Africa: Results of the HPTN 071 (PopART) trial

Date: Thursday 9th May 2019 Time: 12:30 – 13:30 Venue: John Snow A Lecture Theatre, Keppel Street Speaker: Professor Richard Hayes PopART was a cluster-randomised trial carried out in 21 communities in Zambia and the Western Cape of South Africa, and the largest HIV prevention trial ever undertaken. Richard Hayes, who led the trial, will present the primary results […]

Ethics in cluster randomised trials

Date: Monday 19th November Time: 12.45 – 14.00 Location: LG7, Keppel Street Speaker: Monica Taljaard and Charles Weijer Cluster randomisation is an increasingly important research design in public health and medicine. In this presentation, a statistician and bioethicist will discuss key methodological and ethical considerations in the adoption of this design. While the importance of providing an appropriate […]

The Health Care Provider Performance Review

Date: Tuesday 16th October 2018 Speaker: Dr Alexander Rowe, HCPPR’s Principal Investigator Summary Ministries of health and their partners spend considerable resources on strategies to improve health worker performance and health care quality (e.g., training, supervision, and incentives). Research on the effectiveness of different strategies can be valuable for program managers, donors, and other partners, as they decide which […]

Why are Stepped Wedge Trials becoming so popular?

By Jennifer Thompson On 22nd September a half day event at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine launched a series of papers on Stepped Wedge Trials (here in referred to at SWTs) and brought together some of the researchers at the forefront of the development of these complex trials. I was lucky that the […]