International links 2020 – 2021

November 2020

Graham Moore and Jemma Hawkins presented at an online colloquium at the University of Bremen. Graham’s presentation was entitled Adapting Interventions for New Contexts: The ADAPT Guidance and Jemma’s Co-Producing Public Health Interventions.

Kelly Morgan’s paper Sources of potential bias when combining routine data linkage and a national survey of secondary school-aged children: a record linkage study was selected as one of the highest scoring abstracts at the International Population Data Linkage Network (IPDLN) Conference in Australia. Kelly gave a live presentation and the abstract will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Population Data Science

Kelly’s abstract Engaging Patients in Physical Activity: Adherence to the National Exercise Referral Scheme in Wales and Beyond was also an on demand presentation at the conference.

October 2020

Jemma Hawkins spoke at the Finnish Annual Conference of Effectiveness Research, organised by the University of Eastern Finland’s ‘House of Effectiveness’ research network. Jemma’s talk was titled Considerations for evaluating complex interventions in complex systems.

Jeremy Segrott and Peter Gee attended the EUSPR virtual conference and members’ meeting. They ran a pre-conference workshop on involving members of the public in the design of conduct of prevention science. Jeremy also ran a session on parenting during COVID-19 with Ina Koning (Utrecht University).

Dr Rachel Brown and Dr Rhiannon Evans taught an adapted online version of their long-running methods course on Process Evaluation to colleagues from Aalborg University, Denmark. Peter Gee also held a talk on user involvement. More about this event can be read here.

Rachel Parker attended the virtual section business meeting of the European Psychiatric Associations’ Section of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention (EPA-SSSP). The focus was on planning future projects that help to both assess and address the current challenges in suicidology and suicide prevention stemming from the current Covid-19 global crisis.


Hannah Littlecott has accepted a temporary part-time position working with Professor Eva Rehfuess at LMU Munich. The project, which will run until March 2021,  will develop an evidence ecosystem for COVID-19. It will undertake several rapid reviews focused on actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in different settings.