Monthly Archives: April 2015

Policy process for implementing individual budgets highlights some of the tensions in public policy evaluation

by gerald wistow A high profile initiative to transform social care delivery demonstrates how the demand for rigorous evaluation can be difficult to fulfil alongside enthusiastic policy advocacy, explains former government advisor, Gerald Wistow Over 40 years ago, the eminent … Continue reading

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Research data, publishing & the Wellcome Trust

Researchers at the School who are in receipt of funding from the Wellcome Trust and have had an open access fee paid have a number of requirements when publishing. They should license the research papers using the Creative Commons Attribution … Continue reading

Anniversary of Sir Patrick Manson: 3 Oct 1844 – 9 April 1922

Sir Patrick Manson, founder of the London School of Tropical Medicine,  died 93 years ago today. Manson, known as the father of modern tropical medicine, studied medicine at Aberdeen University, passing M.B. and C.M. in 1865. In 1866 he became … Continue reading

Modelling lets evaluators test-drive change safely and cheaply, using a diversity of non-RCT evidence

by sally Brailsford Enhanced decision-making, blue-skies thinking and quick trials of hypotheses are all much easier if modelling is in your evaluation tool kit, explains Sally Brailsford Everyone thinks that they know what a model is. But we all have … Continue reading

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Help Madina – how Sierra Leone changed my life

Gloucestershire GP Dr Veronica Sawicki, Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene 2010, shares her ongoing volunteer experience as co-founder of charity Help Madina (www.helpmadina.org.uk) in Sierra Leone. Together with so many people, I care passionately about improving health care inequalities in … Continue reading