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This conference will bring together leading international contributors from the field of complex interventions for two days of presentations, workshops and discussion on the latest thinking in applied clinical health services research.

Peter Craig, University of Glasgow, UK, Lead Author of the MRC guidance on Complex Interventions.

The conference is jointly convened by:

David Richards, University of Exeter Medical School, UK and

Ingalill Rahm-Hallberg, Lund University, Sweden

Speakers for the conference include:

  • Complex Interventions and Knowledge Development

David Richards, University of Exeter, UK

Ingalill Rahm-Hallberg, Lund University, Sweden

  • Mixed Methods

Gunilla Borglin, Malmö University, Sweden

  • Patient and Public Involvement

Nicky Britten, University of Exeter, UK

  • Intervention Development

Gabriele Meyer, MLU Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

Walter Sermeus, KU Leuven, Belgium

Sascha Köpke, University of Lübeck, Germany

Jo Rycroft-Malone, Bangor University, UK

Charles Abraham, University of Exeter,UK

Colin Greaves, University of Exeter, UK

Jane Noyes, Bangor University, UK


  • Pilots and Feasibility Studies

Lehana Thabane, McMaster University, Canada

Nancy Feeley, McGill University, Canada

Sylvie Cossette, University of Montreal, Canada

Rod Taylor, University of Exeter, UK

  • Outcome and Process Evaluation

Salla Atkins, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Willem Odendaal, South African Medical Research Council, South Africa

Graham Moore, Cardiff University, UK

Katherine Payne, The University of Manchester, UK

Louise von Essen, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Janis Baird, University of Southampton, UK

  • Implementation Science

Anne Sales, University of Michigan, USA

Theo van Achterberg, KU Leuven , Belgium

Martin Pitt, University of Exeter, UK

Thomas Monks, University of Southampton, UK

There will be a pre-conference workshop by Charles Abraham and colleagues on ‘The Design and Evaluation of Behaviour Change Intervention’ during the afternoon of Tuesday 13th October.  This workshop is an additional £30 to attend for full conference delegates only.  There are a limited number of spaces for the workshop.  Please indicate on the booking pages of the Exeter Online Store if you would like to register for the workshop.

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