If the aim is to inform policy and practice, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of complex interventions should be coupled with process evaluations. Realist evaluation provides a strong theoretical foundation to explore complex interventions. In this seminar, Dr Randell will draw on her experience of conducting a realist process evaluation alongside an RCT of robotic surgery, to understand how robotic surgery gets introduced into practice and how it impacts the work of the operating theatre team. She will reflect on what realist evaluation can contribute to the evaluation of complex interventions.
Dr Rebecca Randell is an associate professor in Applied Health Research in the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. Her research is concerned with understanding how healthcare professionals carry out their work to inform the design of healthcare technology.
Next seminar: Tuesday 1 May, 4pm to 5pm
Small lecture theatre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience
For details of upcoming, and previous, seminars about improvement and implementation please see the CIS 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 (KIS) postdoctoral fellows.
KIS is part of the Centre for Implementation Science (CIS) 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.