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International Links 2022-23

September 2022

Danish Visitors
  • DECIPHer welcomed three Danish academics – Dr Knud Ryom and Dr Julie Sandell Jacobsen from Aaarhus University and Dr Louise Lund Thompsen from Aalborg University. Their visit ended with a research seminar in SPARK|SBARC about their areas of work and opportunities for collaboration.

    -Dr Ryomn presented on The Child-COOP Denmark: A Whole of Systems Approach to Promoting Children’s Health in Danish Communities.
    -Dr Sandell Jacobsen presented MoveTheHip Trial: Comparing Exercise and Patient Education with Usual Care in the Treatment of Hip Dysplasia.
    -Dr Thomsen presentedThe Process of a Qualitative Realist Evaluation.
  • Yulia Shenderovich attended the The SVRI (Sexual Violence Research Initiative) annual conference in Cancun. Led by Mackenzie Martin, she presented Implementer Quality of Delivery and Experiences at Scale in Tanzania.
  • Yulia contributed a free online course to the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Pathways to Research Impact course, available internationally.
  • DECIPHer hosted Devy Elling, a PhD student from Stockholm University. She presented on her PhD: Evaluating a multi-component prevention programme in Swedish workplaces: Challenges and lessons learnt. Read her blog here.
  • Hayley Reed, Rhiannon Evans and Simon Murphy attended the European Society of Prevention Research Conference in Tallinn. They presented Co-production as an emerging methodology for developing school-based health and wellbeing interventions with secondary school stakeholders. Yulia also attended and presented on supporting families in challenged settings.

October 2022

Kelly wins the 3K at ISPAH
  • Graham was invited to be part of a reference group for a new research school at the University of Gothenburg, as well as guest lecturer at residential retreats.
  • Yulia was invited to be Academic Co-Lead for the Commonwealth Professional Fellowships hosted by the Phoenix Project.

Jemma Hawkins presented Five principles to guide co-created implementation collaboratives with three applied case study examples at the Society for Implementation Research Collaboration (SIRC) Conference in San Diego.

November 2022

  • Graham and Rhiannon taught a short course on Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions for graduate students and researchers at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria.
  • Rhiannon and Rachel Brown taught the course on Process Evaluation and Adaptation at Aalborg University, Denmark.
  • Yulia was invited to serve as a Peer Reviewer for the South Africa Medical Research Council grants.
  • Yulia attended the Conference of the International Association for Adolescent Health in Moldova, where she met with local colleagues to discuss plans for research on parenting programmes for families with adolescents.

January 2023

Yulia, Graham, Rhiannon and Bethan Pell attended the FLOURISH Project kick-off and workshop meeting in Vienna. They presented on co-production and process evaluation activities.

Feb 2023

  • Yulia contributed to WHO guidelines on parenting interventions to prevent maltreatment and enhance parent–child relationships with children aged 0–17 years.
  • Yulia presented Resources for parenting support & family mental health in the context of conflict at the Refugee Health: Policies and Practice course at McMaster University, Ontario.

March 2023

  • Yulia gave the lecture Process evaluations in complex social and health interventions at the Medical University of Vienna.

May 2023

Graham and Jemma taught a group of doctoral students at the Karolinska Institute, helping them apply methods led from Wales to diverse topic areas.

June 2023

Kelly Morgan attended The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) 22nd Annual Meeting in Uppsala, Sweden.

July 2023

Graham and Jemma gave a workshop on developing and evaluating Digital Public Health interventions at the Summer School in Digital Public Health at the Early Career Researcher Academy in Bremen, Germany.