Health Services Research Summer School 2019

8th July – 12th July 2019


Special rates for NHS and charity employees, contact us for further information!

We are now accepting bookings for our 2019 Health Services Research Summer School, to book your place visit our online shop.

What does the Summer School have to offer for you?

  • The Summer School offers participants a unique opportunity to gain access to internationally renowned experts in a range of topic areas, including complex interventions and their evaluation (including clinical trials); realist synthesis and evaluation; health economics, implementation, social care research, public health, ageing and dementia, primary care, language awareness and the service user perspective.
  • The opportunity to present your research in the form of a 10 minute presentation (powerpoint, oral or poster) and further 5 minutes of questions from other delegates. Prizes awarded for the best presentations!
  • CPD hours
  • A certificate of attendance
  • A summer school dinner with delegates and session leads
  • Refreshments




Summer School Programme 2019 (May be subject to change)

Sunday 7/7/19

Monday 8/7/19

Tuesday 9/7/19

Wednesday 10/7/19

Thursday 11/7/19

Friday 12/7/19


09.00 Getting to know each other!


09.30 Welcome to Bangor

Professor Christopher R. Burton


Ageing and Dementia @Bangor

10 -11.30

Dementia Services Development Centre

Ageing, Dementia and Resilience

Professor Gill Windle


Creativity in Dementia Care: two examples from Wales

Dr Kat Algar-Skaife

The Research Trajectory: Examples from the Seeking Assistance in Later Life Project

Dr Catherine MacLeod


11.30 Break



Intergenerational research and Dementia Champions

Dr Catrin Hedd Jones

8.30am-9.30am Individual programme/protocol development meetings


09.30 -11am

Social Care Research

Dr Diane Seddon

Dr Gill Toms

Dr Alison Orrell


11am Break



Trials/NWORTH Bangor Trials Unit

Professor Paul Brocklehurst/Dr Zoe Hoare

8am-9am Implementation research with Dr Lynne Williams


09.00 -11am Building your research ambitions

Professor Chris Burton


11am Break



Postgraduate Research Clinic

Dr Sion Williams

8.30-9.30am Writing Surgery with Dr Lorelei Jones


09.30 - 11am

Health Economics Research Programme/CHEME

Professor Rhiannon Tudor-Edwards

Dr Nathan Bray


11am Break


11.30 -1pm

Pharmacology HTA & Appraisal Eifiona Wood

8.30am-9.30am Understanding healthcare organisation - anthropological perspectives with Dr Lorelei Jones



South Asia Self Harm Initiative project SASHI

Dr Emily Bebbington Burns Register/Burns work

Dr Sadia Nafees Capacity Building


11am Break


11.30 Presentation session 4



Lunch 1-2pm

Lunch 1-2pm

Lunch 12.30-1.30pm

Lunch 1-2pm


Lunch 12.30-1.30pm


4 -6pm Welcome meeting


Lynne Williams & Rebecca Henderson


Management Centre, Bangor

LL57 2DG



2pm  Service Users Perspectives and Experiences Research

Dr Patri Masterson-Algar

Dr Sion Williams


3pm-3.30pm Break


3.30-5pm Using Appreciative Inquiry for research

Sean Page/Ian Davies Abbott


5pm Welcome Reception/Presentation session 1


Language Awareness Methodology

Dr Llinos Spencer/Beryl Cooledge


3.30pm Break


4pm   Presentation session 2


Realist Methodology

Professor Christopher R. Burton, Dr Lynne Williams


3pm Break


3.30 pm Primary Care Research Centre

Dr Alun Surgey


5pm Presentation session 3


See Social Events Programme


The pathway to success: bringing your research plan together

Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards


3pm Evaluation

Presentation of certificates

Farewell reception