Short course: Process Evaluation of Complex Interventions

Course date

This course will take place on 20 September 2022. It will be taught in person, COVID-19 guidelines allowing.

Registration will open after the June short course, exact date TBC. If you would like to be added onto the DECIPHer mailing list to be notified of when it opens, please click here.

Course Location

Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

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:

Brief Overview of the Course

The aim of this one-day course, led by Research Associate Dr Rachel Brown, is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of process evaluation of complex interventions. The teaching team includes authors of numerous empirical and methodological works related to process evaluation, including Dr Rhiannon Evans and Dr Jeremy Segrott.

Course outline can be downloaded here.

What will I learn?
  • The role of process evaluation in understanding complex interventions
  • The importance of intervention theory and logic models
  • Fidelity and implementation of complex interventions
  • Relationships and resource issues
  • Identifying questions and combining methods
  • Analysis and dissemination of process data

No previous experience or knowledge of intervention development is required.

Recommended reading

Process Evaluation Guidance

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