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RealismLeeds Webinar Series

We are delighted to announce a new series of webinars showcasing the work of realist researchers working at the University of Leeds.

Our first webinar took place on the 3rd of July 2020. Professor Ray Pawson talked about: The Coronavirus Response: A Realistic Agenda for Evaluation. You can watch the recording of this webinar by clicking this link

You can download the slides used in Ray's webinar here:

The Coronavirus Response: A Realistic Agenda for Evaluation by Ray Pawson



Dr Ana Manzano (University of Leeds, UK): Group deliberations (focus groups, etc.) in realist evaluation & realist synthesis. Webinar chaired by Dr Emma Williams (Charles Darwin University, Australia). Watch video here: Download slides here: Realist Focus Group-Webinar-11Sept20

Dr Tolib Mirzoev: Tracing theories in realist evaluations of large-scale health programmes in low- and middle-income countries. Webinar chaired by Dr Seyé Abimbolá (University of Sydney, Australia). Watch video here:

Download slides here: RealismLeeds_TracingTheories_2Oct2020_v2


Dr Adam Formby: Supporting Underrepresented Communities to Progress to Higher Education: A Realist Evaluation. 6th November 2020 (1.30-2.30 pm - UK time). Webinar chaired by Dr Mark Monaghan (University of Birmingham, UK).  Watch video here:  Download slides here: Realist pres 6th Nov

Dr Lynn McVey & Dr Natasha Alvarado: Realist evaluation of a quality dashboard that supports clinical teams, quality and safety committees. 4th of December 2020 (9.30-10.30am). Webinar chaired by Dr Rebecca Hardwick (University of Plymouth, UK). Watch video here: Download slides here: FINAL QualDash realist seminar 4 Dec 2020

Dr Reena Devi & Dr Neil Chadborn: A realist review of General Practitioners’ Role in Advancing Practice in Care Homes (GRAPE study). 8th of January 2021 (9.30-10.30am). Webinar chaired by Dr Mark Pearson (University of Hull).

Download slides here: GRAPE_Devi_Chadborn_

Dr Bassey Ebenso: Mechanisms of motivation for primary health workers. Insights from a realist evaluation of a maternal and child programme in Nigeria. 5th February 2021 (9.30-10.30 am- UK time). Webinar chaired by Dr Brynne Gilmore (University College Dublin).

Download slides here: RealismLeeds_Mechanisms of motivation forPHCs_5Feb2021

Dr Jorge Zepeda: Realist evaluation of the role of opinion leaders in the diffusion of innovations in primary care in Florianopolis, Brazil. 5th of March 2021 (1.30pm-2.30pm- UK time). Webinar chaired by Dr Kevin Harris, Hartpury University.

Download slides here: Jorge Zepeda Realist Seminar 2021