Title: An introduction to systematic reviews in the humanitarian sector

Date: 19 November 2018

Location: Central Oxford, UK

Cost: £225/person to include all course materials, lunch and refreshments

Course Outline: Building on twenty years experience as a systematic reviewer, on a wide range of topics across many settings, Professor Paul Montgomery will run this 1-day Evidence Aid course to place systematic reviews in the context of disasters and the provision of humanitarian aid. The course will provide learning and practical experience in a small group setting for many aspects of systematic reviewing. These include question formulation and eligibility criteria, searching for eligible material, data extraction, analysis, and reporting. Examples relevant to the humanitarian sector will be used to illustrate key points and participants should leave the course feeling more comfortable about embarking on their own systematic review and when using reviews for decision making.

Background: Professor Montgomery works in the methods and conduct of rigorous evaluations of effects of a wide variety of interventions, actions and strategies. He is Professor of Social Intervention at the University of Birmingham as well as an Editor for the Cochrane Collaboration. He also teaches reviewing and evaluation skills for policy and practice not only in the UK but across the world. Over the last 20 years, Paul has become a leading figure in the area of complex interventions and has published a large number of trials both in lower- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and in the global north. Currently, Paul is also a member of the Cross Whitehall Trials Panel for the UK Cabinet Office which seeks to deliver best quality evidence for policymakers.

Please note that the number of spaces on this course is limited for this course, and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis once payment has been received. We will also hold a wait list, should the course become full.

To apply: Please contact Claire Allen (callen@evidenceaid.org)

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