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Centre Researchers Contributing to 13 Sessions at the What Works Global Summit, London


Researchers from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation will be contributing to 13 sessions running as part of the What Works Global Summit 2016.

The Global Summit takes place on 26-28 September in London and is being co-organised by the Centre with the Campbell Collaboration, Sense About Science and International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3IE).

Many of the 13 sessions have been organised by researchers from the Centre and cover topics ranging from educational attainment and social and emotional development to peacebuilding programmes and child welfare.

The sessions are listed below, with the names of Centre members contributing to each session, and the full programme is available to view online on the WWGS2016 website.


Monday 26 September 2016

  • Session 1.6 (11.00am – 12.300pm) What Works in Education? And How in the Evidence Being Used? (Paul Connolly, Sarah Miller, Ciara Keenan)
  • Session 1.12 (11.00am – 12.30pm) Better Evidence for Better Child Welfare (Clionagh Boyle)
  • Session 2.10 (1.30pm – 3.00pm) Prevention and Early Intervention in Ireland and Northern Ireland: Making a Real Difference in the Lives of Children and Young People (Liam O’Hare)
  • Session 2.13 (1.30pm – 3.00pm) The Effectiveness of School-Based Programmes to Promote Social and Emotional Development (Paul Connolly, Aideen Gildea, Sarah Miller)
  • Session 2.16 (1.30pm – 3.00pm) Innovative Use of Evidence to Enhance Impact (Fiona Lynn, Jenny McNeill)
  • Session 3.10 (3.30pm – 5.00pm) What Works: Health and Wellbeing in Schools (Allen Thurston, Laura Dunne, Ruth Hunter, Mark Tully)
  • Session 3.17 (3.30pm – 5.00pm) Search Strategies for Evidence Synthesis (Ciara Keenan) 

Tuesday 27 September 2016

  • Session 4.10 (9.00am – 10.30am) What Works for Improving Academic Attainment: Educational Programme Innovation, Evaluation and Synthesis (Andy Biggart, Liam O’Hare, Allen Thurston)
  • Session 5.10 (11.00am – 12.30pm) Translating Evidence into Policy and Practice to Improve Children’s Emotional and Educational Wellbeing: Successes and Challenges (Paul Connolly)
  • Session 6.9 (1.30pm – 3.00pm) The Effectiveness of School-Based Peacebuilding Programmes in Post-Conflict Societies (Paul Connolly, Sarah Miller, Karen Orr)
  • Session 7.1 (1.30pm – 3.00pm) Approaches to Assessing Effective Education (Sarah Miller)
  • Session 7.5 (3.30pm – 5.00pm) Strengthening the Evidence Base in the UK and Ireland (Paul Connolly)

Wednesday 28 September 2016

  • (12.45pm – 2.00pm) Closing Plenary (Paul Connolly)

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