Improving randomised controlled trials through drawing: what creative methods can teach us about process and outcomes (Presented by Jenevieve Mannell) There has been increasing interest in using creative methods
There has been increasing interest in using creative methods as part of randomised controlled trials of health interventions, but what do these methods actually add to evaluation research? This webinar explores the value of creative methods, including drawing and mapping, for improving trial designs and building better understandings of trial outcomes. This is approached from a social psychological perspective where creativity and participation is valued for its ability to improve communication and mutual understanding between researchers and trial participations. I will discuss a number of practical examples from current trials in this webinar, including Visual Participatory Analysis – a method for engaging participants in interpreting quantitative results at the end of a trial. The aim of the webinar is to offer a range of potential opportunities for incorporating creative methods into trials and discussing both the pragmatic advantages and disadvantages of different methods.
About the presenter:
Jenevieve Mannell is an Associate Professor at UCL’s Institute for Global Health in the UK. She currently holds a prestigious Future Leaders Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to improve the evidence base for preventing violence against women in the world’s highest prevalence settings globally. Jenevieve is a mixed methods researcher with a passionate interest in improving evaluation research practices by developing participatory and creative methodologies for trials of complex health interventions. In addition to academia, Jenevieve has spent 10 years as a consultant in gender and health research with clients including UNAIDS, Unilever and the Canadian Cancer Society. Over the past 15 years, she has lived and worked in Bangladesh, South Africa, Canada, and the UK.