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In association with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) and the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), the NUI Galway Health Behaviour Change Research Group are delighted to host the DECIPHer one-day workshop on Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions in Health, taking place in the Arts Millennium Building NUI Galway on Thursday 7th September, 10am – 4.30pm.

Summary: The aim of this one-day workshop is to provide participants with knowledge and skills of the theory and practice of process evaluations of complex health interventions. The workshop will be of relevance to researchers, policy-makers and practitioners interested in developing and evaluating complex health interventions.

The workshop will cover:

  • The role of process evaluation in understanding complex health interventions
  • The importance of intervention theory and logic models
  • The components of process evaluations
  • Identification of process evaluation questions and methods
  • Analysis of process data

Workshop facilitators:

Dr Graham Moore

Dr Moore is the Deputy Director of the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer), Cardiff and a Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences and Health. Dr Moore has an international reputation as a specialist in methodology for evaluating complex interventions, and is lead author of the recent MRC guidance for process evaluation of complex interventions. He is also lead for DECIPHer’s complex intervention methods programme.

Dr Rhiannon Evans

Dr Evans is a Senior Lecturer in Social Science and Health based at DECIPHer, a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence and a member of the DECIPHer process evaluation teaching team. She is also an affiliated Senior Lecturer at CASCADE (Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre). She is  lead for DECIPHer’s mental health and wellbeing programme. Dr Evans has expertise in process evaluations and implementation science.

As places are limited for this FREE event, if you would like to attend please submit no more than 500 words explaining why this course will be of benefit to you. Please include details of previous or planned research in process evaluations of complex interventions and demonstration of financial need etc. Closing date for applications is Friday August 11th at 12pm to be sent to Dr Elaine Toomey at elaine.toomey@nuigalway.ie

This workshop is generously supported by funding through the BITSS Catalyst Program with support from the John Templeton Foundation. Dr Elaine Toomey of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group is a Catalyst for the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences. For more information, please visit www.bitss.org, sign up for the BITSS blog, or follow BITSS on Twitter @UCBITSS.