CECAN will be hosting a variety of events, workshops, courses and seminars to which we welcome external participants from Government, academic and public sectors.

If you would like to book on to any of our events please contact us early to avoid disappointment.

CECAN 1 Day Workshop: Enhancing Evaluation Impact in Complexity Settings



CECAN Workshop - Enhancing Evaluation Impact in Complexity Settings

5th September 2017 - Newcastle University London.

CECAN’s role is to help improve the effectiveness of evaluation in nexus settings. As well as exploring methodological innovations we need to understand the policy uptake and impact of evaluation. The use and influence of evaluation is inherently complex and contingent. This workshop will explore when and why do evaluations have impact and how can evaluation practice become more impactful in future.

Workshop aims:

1)      To share recent experience on successful evaluation impact in complex nexus policy areas

2)      To share expertise in maximising the impact of evaluation in these policy settings

3)      To generate practical recommendations for policymakers, analysts and evaluators

4)      To generate ideas for focussing future R&D in this area

5)      To produce a policy note on how evaluation practice can become more impactful in future

CECAN Seminar: "Understanding Health Policy in the Third Era through a Complex Systems Lens"

Health policy


CECAN Seminar - 12th September 2017 - Professor David Hunter, Durham University

BEIS, 1 Victoria Street, London 12.45pm - 2pm

"Understanding Health Policy in the Third Era Through a Complex Systems Lens"

Health policy is complex, arguably becoming more so.   What have been termed ‘wicked issues’ are a central feature of health policy where there are often no simple or single solutions, if any at all.  This is especially evident in regard to public health issues including obesity, alcohol and substance misuse, health inequalities.  

But health systems more generally are undergoing major transformation in response to changes in epidemiology, aging populations, lifestyle-related illnesses, multi-morbidities, and so on.  We have entered the third era of thinking about health policy which has introduced new challenges and complexities.

Dynamic Pattern Synthesis (DPS) : Methods Summer School - 18th September 2017

dynamic pattern synthesis

Dynamic Pattern Synthesis (DPS) : A one day methods summer school

Monday 18th September, 2017

Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, Brighton BN1 9PH.  10.00am to 4.00pm

Cost: £92.00, including lunch

To be led by Prof. Phil Haynes, University of Brighton

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Bursaries Available - Thanks to the generous support of the ESRC CECAN programme and the University of Brighton Research Office, we are now looking to allocate a number of places covered by bursary funding.

Please note that bursaries will cover the cost of attendance, but do not cover travel and subsistence.

CECAN - funded and supported by the following organisations