Developing Complex Interventions to Improve Health

1 day course:  Wednesday, 18th March 2020


1 day course: Wednesday, 18th March 2020


Start: 8:45am with Registration and Refreshments for a prompt course start at 9:15 am

Finish: 5pm


£249 - Early Bird Rate - For bookings received on or before 11pm on Saturday, 18th January 2020
£349 - Standard Rate - For bookings received on or before 11pm on Wednesday, 4th March 2020, or when the course reaches full capacity, whichever is soonest.

£125 - for Eligible ScHARR Staff/ScHARR Students Only.  This is a reduced fee for our current ScHARR Staff, and/or current ScHARR Students where fees are paid either directly by the delegate, or directly by ScHARR e.g. nor from external funding either directly or indirectly.  Eligibility will need to be confirmed via Karen Holden prior to booking.  Please contact Karen Holden at, to confirm your eligibility and obtain the password required to make this booking.

Bookings will automatically close at 11pm on Wednesday, 4th March 2020.

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INOX Dine,

Level 5, Students Union Building,

Durham Road


S10 2TG

Accommodation and Meals

Refreshments and lunch will be provided for the duration of this one day course.

Accommodation is not included in the course fee.  We do however have a preferential rate of £70 per night at Halifax Hall and £50 per night at our new Jonas Hotel.  Details of how to book these, will be provided in your confirmation email, upon receipt of your booking.


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Researchers, clinicians, policy makers, patient groups and service providers often develop new interventions to address problems with health and health care. We will introduce people who are planning to develop interventions to the range of ways of doing this, and the key principles and actions to address. We will explore the different published approaches people can use and discuss how to choose the most appropriate one for a context, who should be part of an intervention development team, using co-design to unlock creative thinking, and how to design and refine a prototype. The day will be grounded in examples from our own experience of working in teams that have developed and adapted interventions, and working in the Research Design Service to advise people on intervention development.

Who will benefit:

Anyone planning, leading, working on or involved in an intervention development study
Research Design Service advisors


Materials will include the 2019 MRC-funded guidance on intervention development.


Dr Liz Croot, 
Dr Lizzie Coates,
Dr Sarah Drabble,
Cheryl Grindell,

Professor Alicia O'Cathain led MRC funded study of intervention development methodology INDEX.  Professor O'Cathain is the course leader for this 1 day short course.

Dr Liz Croot co-applicant on INDEX, adapted an intervention, participatory research.

Dr Lizzie Coates member of intervention development teams, Research Design Service Advisor.

Dr Sarah Drabble member of intervention development team.

Cheryl Grindell Allied Health Professional who has co-designed multiple interventions.