Seminar Series 2017

Seminar Series 2017

The HRB Clinical Research Facility will run the following seminars throughout 2017 :


  • February 2017: Prof Paul Brocklehurst : Implementation as a fore-thought: trials in complexity
  • May 2017: Dr Artem Andrianov : How risk-based monitoring should be introduced into a clinical research facility
  • Spring 2017: Prof Ian Ford : title to be confirmed

Title: Implementation as a fore-thought: trials in complexity

Date: Thursday 23rd February

Time: 16:00pm

Location: Western Gateway Building, Room 402 (4th floor).  


Professor Paul Brocklehurst, Professor of Health Services Research, Bangor University and the Director of the Clinical Trials Unit in North Wales. 

Professor Brocklehurst delivered a seminar on “Implementation as a fore-thought: trials in complexity”.  The seminar explored some of the challenges of taking an experimental approach to evaluation when interventions are reliant on psycho-social mechanisms or are embedded within complex systems. Taking this “trials in complexity” theme further, the session explored the potential of using implementation frameworks and the importance of planning and monitoring the conduct of trials in order to produce implementable evidence.


Paul Brocklehurst

Paul Brocklehurst is a Professor of Health Services Research and the Director of the Trials Unit in North Wales. He is the national co-lead for Health Services Research in Wales and an Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health. His interests include care for older people, needs-based work-force planning and implementation research. Until 2015, he was a NIHR Clinician Scientist at the University of Manchester and he currently sits on three NIHR funding Boards.


Implementation as a fore-thought: trials in complexity

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