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Dr Elaine Toomey recently secured funding through the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences to host training in process evaluations of complex interventions at NUI Galway in September 2017. The one-day training workshop will be delivered by Dr Rhiannon Evans (Research Fellow) and Dr Graham Moore (Senior Lecturer and programme lead for complex intervention methods) from the Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer). Further details to be announced.

Elaine is a member of the QUESTS Education Working Group and is a Health Research Board ICE Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at NUI Galway.

About the course

The aim of the course is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of process evaluation of complex interventions. The course will cover:

  • The role of process evaluation in understanding complex interventions;
  • The importance of intervention theory and logic models;
  • Fidelity and implementation of complex interventions;
  • Relationships and resource issues;
  • Identifying questions and combining methods;
  • Analysis and dissemination of process data.

This workshop will be of interest to academics, practitioners and policymakers interested in the development and evaluation of complex public health interventions. No prior knowledge is assumed.  Places are limited, therefore a needs-based application process will apply. More information will be provided at a later date.