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Webinar: Evaluating complex systems approaches to improving health

12:30 - 13:30

Dr Vanessa Er will be taking part in a webinar hosted by The Health Foundation exploring complex systems approaches to improving health.

There’s an increasing recognition of the need to take a systems approach to tackling complex public health challenges. But how do we measure the impacts of our actions in the context of complex systems that adapt and change in response to them?

The webinar will share practical examples of how to evaluate systems approaches to tackling complex public health challenges. You’ll also hear about the latest developments in frameworks and guidance for system-level evaluation, and discover how these can be used.

Speaker Biography

Vanessa Er a Research Fellow based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine working with the NIHR School for Public Health Research. She has an academic background in nutrition and expertise in mixed method research.

Vanessa is currently working on the evaluation of advertising restrictions on high fat, salt and sugar foods and drinks on the Transport for London network. She also co-leads a pilot project exploring the impact of housing on health using Photovoice with residents of Tower Hamlets living in private, social and temporary accommodation.

Vanessa’s research interests include ethnic minority health and health inequalities. She is also interested in the application of systems theory and complexity science in public health research.

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