Health Services Research Summer School, 2 - 6 July 2018

Health Services Research Summer School 2018 – At a Glance Programme

Health Services Research Summer School 2nd-6th July 2018 – Draft Programme

A series of masterclasses will provide you with the opportunity to engage with and learn from research leads and/or their team members in specialist areas related to healthcare research. The sessions will provide you with a lens on the range of approaches undertaken to answer current research questions to inform and improve healthcare provision and care, using examples of recent and current research. Each masterclass is designed to run over approximately 2 hours, will be interactive and provide you with relevant resources and materials.




























Getting to know each other!



Welcome to Bangor

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research  and Impact)


10 -11.30

Masterclass 1 Dementia Services Development Centre

Professor Bob Woods/Dr Gill Windle


11.30-12.00 Welcome from Head of School and Deputy Head of School

Professor Christopher R. Burton/Professor Paul Brocklehurst


Individual programme/protocol development meetings


09.30 -11am





11am Tea/Coffee





11.30 -1pm

Masterclass 3  Service User Perspectives and Experiences Research

 Dr Sion Williams




Individual programme/protocol development meetings



09.00 -11am

Building your research ambitions

Professor Chris Burton







Masterclass 5 Language Awareness Methodology


Individual programme/

protocol development meetings


09.30 - 11am

Masterclass  7 NWORTH Bangor Trials Unit

Professor Paul Brocklehurst/Dr Zoe Hoare






12 -2pm

Masterclass 8

Primary Care Research Centre

Professor Claire Wilkinson

Dr Andrei Stanciu


Individual programme/protocol development meetings



Masterclass 9 Health Technology Assessment and Appraisal

Professor Dyfrig Hughes







12 -1.30pm

Postgraduate Research Clinic

Dr Sion Williams


Lunch 12-1pm

Lunch 1-2pm

Lunch 12.30-1.30pm

2pm onwards

Social Events programme

Lunch 1.30-2pm


 4 -6pm Welcome      meeting


Lynne Williams & Rebecca Henderson


1pm -3pm Masterclass 2 –Health Economics

 Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards/Dr Nathan Bray


3pm-3.15pm Tea/Coffee



Compassion in Dementia


5pm Welcome Reception

2pm -4pm Masterclass 4 Implementation Research Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Professor Christopher R. Burton, Dr Lynne Williams



4pm Tea/Coffee


4.15pm -5pm


1.30-3.30pm Masterclass 6 Realist Methodology

Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Professor Christopher R. Burton, Dr Lynne Williams


3.30pm Tea/Coffee



What is a complex intervention?

Evidence Safari


2pm -3pm

The pathway to success: bringing your research plan together

Professor Rhiannon Tudor Edwards


3pm Evaluation

Presentation of certificates

Farewell reception

About us

About the School of Healthcare Sciences

The research in the School of Healthcare Sciences is organized around the Bangor Institute of Healthcare and Medical Research (BiHMR). In the most recent assessment of research quality across the UK (REF 2014) 95% of health research was recognised as world-leading and internationally excellent and the quality of our health research outputs put us in the top 3 (of 94) across the UK. The School forms a large part of the College of Health & Behavioural Sciences, a college which boasts a very strong research and teaching ethos which translates into excellent course provision. The school’s research prowess feeds into its degree programs where it is ranked No.1 in the UK for Radiography and Top 10 for Nursing by The Times Good University guide 2018.

About Bangor University & North Wales

Bangor is located in a breathtaking landscape with panoramic views, and is rich with history, culture and charm. The University itself plays an important part in the city’s history and identity: it was built in 1884 following funding by local quarrymen who volunteered to give some of their wages towards providing a better standard of higher education. To find out more about Bangor and the local area, please visit the ‘Where?’ page

Around Bangor...


Anglesey is one of the most popular destinations in North Wales and because it’s an island there’s the added bonus of never being too far from the sea. There are plenty of beaches to choose from so when the sun is smiling, get your friends together for a spot of sunbathing. Or if you’re the sporty type take your board with you because the island is a popular spot for surfers.
Anglesey is also your gateway to Ireland and regular ferries run from Holyhead to Dublin, with the journey taking around two hours.

Snowdonia National Park...

The Snowdonia National Park’s mountains, lakes and rivers offer plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy the great outdoors.
The night sky above the Snowdonia National Park has been granted special protection.
It has become Wales’ second and only the 10th destination in the world to be granted the status of an international dark sky reserve.
It means the quality of the night air is outstanding and real efforts are being made to reduce light pollution.
Walking, climbing, kayaking and canoeing are just some of the sports that can be enjoyed in the park, and it is also home to Europe’s longest zip-wire!
Many of the University’s sports clubs organise regular trips to Snowdonia.
Find out more about why students choose to study and live in Bangor.


                       2017 Students and Lecturers

                                           2017 Students (Click here to see what they had to say about the Summer School)