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17 June 2024 - 17 June 2024

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Room 113, Sociology Department, 32 Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3HN

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DRMC & Wolfson Institute Seminar with speaker Dr Anna Matheson from Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington on the topic of System-thinking and the determinants of health.

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Monday 17th June 2024 1000-1200

Durham Research Methods Centre and the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing are hosting a two-hour workshop on System-thinking and the determinants of health: Implications for evaluation and research.  We are delighted to welcome Dr Anna Matheson from Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington, who will provide an international perspective through talking about her longstanding research interests in the application of complexity theory to health policy and to the Healthy Families New Zealand initiative, in particular.

As part of a Durham County Council (DCC) and NIHR CRN funded project (Policy to Research: Wider Determinants of Health and Wellbeing) we are inviting participation from the DCC Public Health team and Durham University.  In so doing we hope to draw on a variety of expertise and interests to explore ‘systems-thinking’ in relation to the determinants of health and how this can be used in both evaluation and research.

The workshop will consist of two parts:     

  • Part One: ‘Building a systems-thinking community workforce to scale action on determinants of health in New Zealand’ – Dr Anna Matheson, Associate Professor Health Policy, Te Kura Tātai Hauora | School of Health, Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington
  • Part Two: Workshop discussion:
    • The importance of local experience in putting evidence into practice.
    • Understanding practices and behaviours that can produce systems change.
    • Creating systems that can learn and adapt.


Please register your interest in attending this workshop by emailing: