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’ policy and program design.

Participants will gain

  • A greater understanding of different types of evidence from research
  • Information to know where to access research evidence
  • Experience using tools to critically appraise research to assess if it is
    • high-quality
    • relevant for the policy and program being designed.

Who should attend?

The workshop will be valuable for policy makers and program managers/implementers with some experience working with research who want to gain tools and skills to critically appraise research evidence.

About the presenters

– Associate Professor Mary HainesTraining-Workshop-session-Sax-Institute-PhotoCredit-GaudiLab

Mary Haines (PhD) is a Senior Adviser at the Sax Institute and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Public Health, Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney.  Mary has over 20 years’ experience working in senior positions across the government, academic, corporate and independent sectors on policy, health research, evaluation and translational initiatives.  Mary has senior executive service and board level experience in the NSW Government. Mary has led research projects that have resulted in new knowledge about how to implement evidence-based care within health systems that has been harnessed by policy agencies and service providers.

– Dr Carmen Huckel Schneider

Carmen Huckel Schneider is Adviser, Knowledge Exchange at the Sax Institute; Senior Lecturer and Director, Master of Health Policy at the Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney; and co-leader of the Health Governance and Financing Group at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy. She is a health systems and governance researcher with over 10 years experience in knowledge exchange, transitional health and health policy education.

Event details

Date: Friday 9th November 2018

Time: 12:30PM – 4:00PM

Cost: $300 per person (including GST and booking fee)

RSVP: Deadline to register is 5pm Wednesday 7th November. Places for this event are limited to 30. 

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For more information please contact Jillian Hutchinson.

E: T: 02 9188 9595