International links 2020 – 2021

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 (based in Strasborg). 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.

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.

February 2021

 Graham Moore presented the online seminar Adaptation of evidence-informed complex population health interventions in new contexts (Based on the ADAPT 2020 study) to the Implementation Science (IS) Working Group, at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

March 2021

Yulia Shenderovich attended the Evidence and Implementation Summit 2021 (hosted by the Centre for Evidence and Implementation and Monash University in Melbourne), to present on work exploring the dissemination and scale-up of a suite of parenting programmes in low- and middle-income countries. This research was conducted in collaboration with University of Oxford, University of Cape Town, and a number of other universities and implementing organisations.

April 2021

Rachel Parker presented virtually at the 29th  European Congress of Psychiatry, where she is part of the EPA Section of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention (based in Strasborg). Her paper was titled Managing ethical issues in community-based adolescent self-harm research: Ethical practice in an adolescent self-harm preventative intervention research project with pupils in secondary schools in Wales.

Yulia Shenderovitch attended the Society for Research in Child Development 2021 Virtual Biennial Meeting. The SRCD is based in Washington D.C.

May 2021

Yulia Shenderovich attended the Global Implementation Conference, based in North Carolina, to present Dissemination and Scale-up of a Suite of Evidence-based Parenting Programs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Innovative Implementation Strategies to Adapt and Deliver Parenting Programmes Remotely in the Context of COVID-19.


Hannah Littlecott has accepted a temporary part-time position working with Professor Eva Rehfuess at LMU Munich. The project, which which ran 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.