Solution-Focused Research: Complex intervention studies and randomised trials
Our vision is to be a world-leading centre of excellence in the development, evaluation and implementation of interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations and to reduce inequalities.
What we do:
We bring together expertise from across the Institute in the development, evaluation and implementation of interventions to improve population health nationally and globally.
We promote interdisciplinary research in the following areas:
• Understanding the problem
• Theorising interventions
• Developing and refining interventions
• Evaluating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions
• Using process evaluations to understand how, why and for whom interventions work/do not work
• Post-research implementation and transferability of interventions
We have a particular interest in novel methods for the development and evaluation of complex interventions, health economics, treatment and prevention, evidence synthesis and systematic reviews.
How we do it:
To achieve this vision, key priorities include:
• bringing together multidisciplinary teams and facilitating collaboration;
• sharing expertise from within the IHW’s various departments;
• exploiting the IHW’s key areas of expertise;
• utilising cutting edge methodologies;
• developing and sharing novel methods and capacity in behavioural science, health economics, health technology assessment, trials methodology, trials informatics and biostatistics;
• developing early career researchers and postgraduate teaching;
• developing the SPHSU Population Health Research Facility as an Institute resource working in partnership with the Robertson Centre;
• engaging in knowledge exchange, public engagement and co-production activities.