Complexity approaches and writing for impact - Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professorship

4 December 2017, 3.30 PM - 15 December 2017, 4.00 PM

Professor Alex Clark, University of Alberta Population Health Sciences, University of Bristol

Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS, various locations - see below

Professor Alex Clark is internationally known for his research, leadership and mentorship. He is Board chair of the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology and Corresponding Editor of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 

He is a dynamic and in-demand public speaker, has provided numerous workshops and keynote addresses throughout North America, South America, Europe and Australia.

His work into heart disease has guided federal healthcare decisions in the United States and been used in guidelines throughout the world. His innovative work drawing on complexity and realist theory has been published in some of the world’s most prestigious journals, including the British Medical Journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, Heart, the Lancet, Social Science & Medicine, Sociology of Health & Illness, and Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Via he is also a well-known presenter and author on academic productivity, career strategy and workplace effectiveness.

His visit:

A Benjamin Meaker fellowship has been secured so that Alex can visit the Department of Population Health Sciences.  During the two weeks he is here, he will be giving a series of seminars in Canynge Hall (see programme below) and will be available for one-to-one meetings.  

Meetings will be of particular interest to those interested in intervention development and evaluation, and complexity theory, and to individuals wanting to increase the impact of their publications. 

The programme:



Location in Canynge Hall

Seminar: complexity and complexity theory in health services research


15:30 – 16:30


Seminar: realism and realist theory in health services research


13:00 – 16:00


Seminar: Thinking qualitatively: an introduction


14:00 – 15:00


Seminar: Present your research better


14:00 – 15:00


Workshop: writing qualitative and mixed method studies for high impact journals


13:00 – 16:00


 All of the above will be free and open to, and suitable for, staff and students.

Contact information

If you have any queries, please contact Barbara Caddick Tel: 0117 3314550, email: 

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