*Booking now open!* Short course: Methodological Innovation in Public Health Intervention Science: Development, Evaluation, Adaptation and Implementation

Course Date

This 4-day course will run online in two 2-day blocks, on 8th and 9th June followed by 15th and 16th June from 10am to 2.30pm each day.

Course Location and Format

Blended Online: The course will consist of a mix of live online and pre-recorded offline sessions. The course will be delivered online across the four days specified above, but will also include pre-recorded sessions to watch online in preparation (max 2 hours total) and to follow-up on after the course. Live online sessions will incorporate taught sessions and small group discussions/activities to apply the learning to example scenarios. Places are limited to allow for small group and whole group discussions to take place.

Course Fee

£600 for the four-day course.

If you require an invoice, please raise a ‘purchase order number’ before booking.

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

Course Leads

Dr Jemma Hawkins, Dr Kelly Morgan, Dr Honor Young

Who is it for?

Researchers, PhD students, practitioners and policy makers. No prior knowledge is assumed.

Brief Overview of the Course

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to different methods used for developing, evaluating, adapting and implementing complex public health interventions. This will include how to develop an intervention ‘logic model’ and insights into how DECIPHer works with policy-makers, health professionals and the public to co-produce interventions, and pilot and evaluate intervention effectiveness and processes. You will also learn about recommendations and methods for adapting interventions to new contexts.


The course is delivered by experts in the field of public health intervention from DECIPHer and our collaborating institutions including University of Bristol, University of Exeter, and others, to be confirmed.

What will I learn?

· Key principles underpinning intervention development, evaluation and adaptation;

· Complex systems perspectives for intervention development and evaluation;

· Research methods and tools for intervention development;

· Use of logic models to inform intervention research;

· Public involvement and co-production methods;

· Adaptation of complex interventions to new contexts;

· Methods and key considerations for evaluating intervention feasibility, effectiveness, process and cost-effectiveness


No previous experience or knowledge of intervention development is required.

Recommended reading

There will be no pre-reading required for this course, and all course materials/hand-outs will be provided at the start of the course.

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