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Short course: Methodological Innovation in Public Health Intervention Science: Development, Evaluation, Adaptation and Implementation

Course date and location

July 3rd-7th 2023 (five-day duration), SBARC / SPARK, Cardiff University.

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Who is it for?

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

Brief overview

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to different methods used for developing, evaluating, adapting and implementing complex interventions. This includes co-production and adaptation of interventions, how to develop an intervention ‘logic model’, and study designs for piloting and evaluating intervention effectiveness and processes.

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

What will I learn?

  • Key principles underpinning intervention development, implementation, 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;
  • Co-production methods and principles;
  • Adaptation of complex interventions to new contexts;
  • Methods and key considerations for evaluating intervention feasibility, effectiveness, processes and cost-effectiveness.

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

Dr Jemma Hawkins, Dr Kelly Morgan