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Short Courses and Summer Schools

The Department offers a variety of short courses in mental health research, policy, research methods and analytical tools. Courses are led and taught by senior members of the Health Service and Population Research department - each of whom is a recognised expert in their field all over the world.


Economic Evaluation in Mental Health
Dates: 1-2 July 2019

This two-day course aims to provide students with an understanding of economic evaluation in mental health and its relevance to policy and practice. Students will be introduced to the following concepts with examples from a range of mental health disorders;

• Types and methods of economic evaluation
• Identification, measurement and valuation of costs
• Measurement and valuation of outcomes
• Decision modelling for health economic evaluation

Women's Mental Health Research
Dates: 3-5 July 2019
This three day course aims to teach participants about research methods relevant to investigating risk factors and effectiveness of interventions for women’s mental health problems. The course will also provide practical guidance on safety and ethical issues in women’s mental health research. The course will be split into three key areas, covering an introduction to women's mental health and research methodologies on day one, perinatal mental health on day two and violence to women and mental health on day three. Participants will have the option of attending one, two or three days depending on their interests.
An Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods
Dates: 8-11 July 2019
This four day course aims to provide students with an understanding of the principles and practice of using qualitative methods in health research. The course is intended to equip students with the adequate skills to design and conduct rigorous qualitative research. Course tutors will provide examples from their own extensive research to illustrate the application of qualitative research in the mental health field.
Implementation Science Masterclass
Dates: 16-17 July 2019
This is a two-day course organised by the NIHR CLAHRC South London for health professionals, researchers, patients and service users who want to make sure health services routinely offer treatment and care that is based on the most recent research evidence. The Implementation Science Masterclass includes lectures from world-renowned experts in the field plus guidance to help participants work more effectively on their own implementation projects. 

Implementation Science Annual Research Conference
Dates: 18 July 2019
The aim of this conference is to showcase the latest research in the field of implementation science applied to health care. It is an opportunity for applied-health researchers and policy makers to come together and share how best to implement evidence-based practice and clinical research within health services and systems.

Global Mental Health: Research and Action
This course will not be running in 2019. However, the Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH) is currently planning an alternative two-day event. Dates and further details to be announced shortly. To be placed on the mailing list for more information, please email


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