Realist evaluation: methodology, application and challenges
Dr Sue Mann has just completed a National Institute for Health Research [NIHR] fellowship in knowledge mobilisation at UCL. She is now medical expert for reproductive health at Public Health England and consultant in reproductive health at Homerton Hospital in Hackney. Her academic interests are implementation research, realist methods and reproductive health.
The seminar will focus on the evaluation of the recently completed Missed Opportunities in Maternal and Infant Health [MOMI] project, run by a European Commission-funded consortium of four African and three European partners. UCL [lead partner for the evaluation work stream] conducted a realist evaluation. Dr Mann will present the basics of the methodology and discuss how it was applied in the evaluation of a complex four-country study with a diverse range of postpartum interventions. She will also discuss the challenges presented by the evaluation.
Next seminar: Professor Per Nilsen, Linköping University, Sweden
For details of upcoming, and previous, seminars about improvement and implementation please see the KIS website.
These monthly end-of-afternoon lectures take place at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience [IoPPN] main building in de Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF. Anyone who is interested in improvement and implementation is welcome to attend. The seminars are organised by King's Improvement Science postdoctoral fellows.
KIS is part of the Centre for Implementation Science at the National Institute for Health Research [NIHR] Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research [CLAHRC] South London, also based at King's College London. The CIS is home to a team of expert researchers, including health economists and statisticians. They investigate how best to help implement evidence-based practice and research results within health services in south London and further afield.