The Sax Institute hosts regular events and training courses to promote networking, collaboration and learning among health policy makers and researchers.

We also list externally run events for your interest. Check regularly for upcoming seminars, conferences and training events relevant to health research and policy making.

Know of a great event coming up? Contact the communications team to have it listed.

Critical appraisal of research to support policy and program professionals


31 July 2019. This workshop will help busy policy and program professionals understand how to critically appraise research when designing their policy and programs. The workshop will include a practical focus on how to use tools when critically appraising research to judge its quality and relevance to ‘real world’...


Introduction to Economic Evaluation in Health

13 August 2019. The Sax Institute invites you to attend a one-day short course on “Introduction to Economic Evaluation in Health”, conducted by experienced health economists from the Sydney Health Economics Collaboration (comprising the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, UNSW, The George Institute). The course will cover:...


Introduction to program evaluation

16 October 2019. This whole-day workshop, led by internationally renowned expert in public health evaluation Professor Adrian Bauman, will help participants understand how to select the most appropriate approach when seeking to evaluate programs and policies. The focus will be on large-scale public-sector programs and the new methods used...


Building successful partnerships for policy-relevant research

5-7 November 2019 Research conducted with policy partners can have a greater chance of impacting on policies, programs and services. But how do early career researchers build these partnerships? How do they manage and sustain them? And how do they get their research findings known and used? Our new...