The Sax Institute provides training for policymakers, practitioners and researchers to build skills and knowledge that will enable the best use of research to support decision making.

Our training will provide you with tools and knowledge you need, whether you are a policymaker or practitioner seeking to build confidence in understanding how research and evaluation can be used effectively to shape your work or a researcher aiming to have your work used in the development and implementation of policies and programs.

One of our main aims at the Sax Institute is to build ways for researchers, policymakers and practitioners to ensure policy and practice are based on the best available evidence.

We provide training to develop skills on using research and evaluation in policy and practice and for working collaboratively.

Upcoming training events:

We have made the decision to move some of our courses to online delivery and are pleased to the offer the following two courses as webinar series. For our courses not suitable for online delivery, we are working on options to run these courses and we’ll be sharing these details with you as soon as possible.

Building successful partnerships for policy-relevant research

Dates to be confirmed. 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...


Introduction to program evaluation

This event is fully subscribed. Subscribe to Evidence Matters to be notified of upcoming events. Webinar series: 13, 20 October 2020 This workshop 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...


Introduction to economic evaluation in health

Dates to be confirmed. Join us for an “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: An introduction to economic concepts and the...


Evaluation that matters

Dates to be confirmed. This workshop provides an introduction to evaluation theory and practice for improving evidence-based policies and programs. Led by world-renowed public health expert Professor Don Nutbeam, the course will introduce participants to a core set of knowledge and skills to facilitate the use of the best and...