Applying complex systems methods to health research
The workshop is for researchers who want a broader and deeper understanding of complexity and system thinking, and will provide an introduction to appropriate conceptual models and research methods for research and evaluation within complex systems. A certificate of participation (6 h) will be provided , that might qualify into a PhD - or "førstelektor"-programme.
The workshop will include:
- Group discussions to explore these themes further
- Explanation and illustration of system mapping using international case studies
- An introduction to system mapping using an online tool
- Development of case studies to explore the ways in which complex systems thinking would enhance traditional research approaches
- An open discussion format with collaborative exploration of the themes
Harry Rutter is a professor II in public health at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences.
His main position is at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, which is a world leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health.
Professor Rutter was the founder director of the National Obesity Observatory 2007 - 2011. He led the establishment of the Department of Health National Child Measurement Programme, and is a core contributor to the WHO Health Economic Assessment Tool for Walking and Cycling.
He leads a workstream on the application of complex systems approaches to public health research, and has published widely on the topic.