Professor Alex Clark treated us to a highly engaging webinar titled “Complexity in intervention research: A primer”, on 6th March 2017.
The complex, complicated and simple are not the same. In his webinar, Professor Clark demonstrated the profound differences and implications of complexity perspectives for how interventions and their components are conceptualized and researched. Drawing on everyday examples, theory and research frameworks, he provided ways for us to understand the variety of ways to incorporate complexity approaches to strengthen our methods and research.
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Alexander M. Clark is Board Chair of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM), Associate Dean, Research, and a Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada. His research draws on complexity theory to understand outcomes in people with heart disease. This work has influenced practice, policy and guidelines globally and has been published in some of the world’s most impactful journals in medicine, cardiology, social science, nursing, and rehabilitation. He works locally, nationally and internationally as a mentor to promote academic excellence in doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. For these contributions, the World Economic Forum accorded him the status of: ‘Young Global Leader’ in 2011. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods and author of forthcoming book on being an effective academic (www.EffectiveAcademic.com)