How to evaluate your work around public health: A workshop

How to evaluate your work around public health: a workshop

16 September 2015 10:00 to 15:30

Pemberton Room, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, Regent Court,

Regent Street, Sheffield S1 4DA


This interactive workshop will be useful for anyone involved in designing, commissioning, managing or delivering strategies, policies or interventions aimed at improving the health and well-being of the population.

We welcome participants who consider themselves to be working in public health or in any area that has the potential to impact upon public health, such as: housing; police and crime;  social services; education; planning; transport and so on. Participants are welcome from the public and third sector.

We will give priority to those working outside the University sector, since other training is available there.  No prior knowledge is assumed.  Participants will be encouraged to contribute examples from their own areas of work for group exercises.

Learning objectives:

  • To appreciate the range of evaluation approaches and their appropriateness for different evaluation questions.
  • To be able to clarify the purpose, focus and boundaries of evaluations.
  • To be able to identify complexity issues and how they can be incorporated into evaluations.
  • To become familiar with ‘theory led’ evaluation approaches and intervention mapping.
  • To be able to identify ways of generating data to answer your evaluation questions.

Workshop facilitators:

Steve Ariss, Research Fellow, ScHARR, University of Sheffield

Susan Hampshaw, Head of Research & Evaluation, Public Health, Doncaster Council

Sarah Salway, Professor of Public Health, ScHARR, University of Sheffield


The workshop is free to attend. Please register your interest here by 28th July.

Places are limited to 30. In the event of over-subscription, we will allocate places to ensure a good mix of organisations, regions and areas of work are represented. Your place will be confirmed by 14 August.

Please email Viv Walker for further information.

This event is supported by the NIHR School for Public Health Research ( and the NIHR CLAHRC for Yorkshire and Humber (

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