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Methodological Innovation in Public Health Intervention Science: Feasibility Studies

Course date

10th September 2024.

Course details

The aim of this one-day course is to provide participants with an introduction to feasibility studies of complex public health interventions. Such studies generate the evidence needed to decide whether and how to proceed with a full-scale evaluation study.

Participants will learn about the different aims of feasibility studies, their associated methods, how study findings can inform decisions towards a full-scale evaluation and how to report feasibility findings. Opportunities for networking and applied group work will be provided across the day.  The teaching team include authors of numerous empirical and methodological works related to feasibility studies including Dr Kelly Morgan, Dr Britt Hallingberg and Prof Graham Moore.

What you’ll learn

  • Why feasibility studies are conducted
  • Key debates, concepts and principles in relation to feasibility study terminology and methods
  • The research methods (quantitative and qualitative) used to address uncertainties related to the intervention and future evaluation design of a feasibility study
  • How feasibility study findings can be used to inform decision making for progression to a future evaluation study
  • How to report feasibility studies
  • Typologies and examples of feasibility studies of complex public health interventions

Who it’s for

Researchers, PhD students, practitioners and policy makers interested in the development and evaluation of complex interventions, specifically in public health. No prior knowledge is assumed.

You do not need to have attended other DECIPHer short courses.

Teaching and useful information

We will confirm timings, provide learning materials, and other information in the two weeks leading up to your course.

Course Location

SBARC / SPARK, Cardiff University.

Course Fee


International visitors can request a formal invitation letter from Cardiff University, in support of their Short Term Study Visa application, by contacting Zoe Macdonald:

Course Leads

Professor Graham Moore, Dr Kelly Morgan