• Description:

    This two-day course is offered in collaboration with the Public Health Research Center of Excellence for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions in Public Health (DECIPH’er), Cardiff University – a world leading research center for complex intervention.

    The British Medical Research Council’s framework for development and evaluation of complex interventions are increasingly used world-wide to improve the quality of interventions in public health and applied health sciences. Most attention have been given to the theoretical and methodological issues of intervention development and to the design of appropriate effect evaluation, often by use of randomised controlled trials.

    Process evaluation is however an essential part of designing and testing complex interventions, allowing researchers to learn the significance of context and mechanisms of impact - how the delivered interventions does (or doesn’t) bring about change.

    This course will introduce participants to intervention development by use of program theory and to a new framework for adaption of interventions to other contexts. Furthermore, it will provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory and practice of process evaluation of interventions in complex systems, focusing on:

    • The role of process evaluation in understanding interventions in complex systems
    • Program theory and logic modelling
    • Frameworks for adaption of interventions to other contexts
    • Stakeholder involvement
    • Evaluation questions and process evaluation methods
    • Analysis and dissemination of process evaluation data

    During the course, lectures will be mixed with group work and discussions

    Literature: Selected international, scientific papers as well as book chapters

    Evaluation: Active participation and completion of course exercises

  • Organizer: Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard; e-mail: co@hst.aau.dk

  • Lecturers:

    Senior Lecturer, Dr. Rhiannon Evans, Research Associate, Dr. Rachael Brown, Associate professor Kirsten Schultz Petersen, Associate professor Charlotte Overgaard


    This course has is planned with physical attendance. Dr. Rhiannon Evans and Dr. Rachael Brown may (depending on the Covid-19 situation) have online participation and contribution with online lectures.

  • ECTS: 1,6

  • Time: 2-3 November 2021

  • Place: Aalborg University Campus, Niels Jernes Vej 14, room 3-119

  • Zip code: 9220

  • City: Aalborg

  • Number of seats: 20

  • Deadline: 12 October 2021

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.