About CARES:

The Centre for Advancement in Realist Evaluation and Synthesis (CARES) was co-developed in 2013 by Drs. Justin Jagosh and Rumona Dickson through funding from the Liverpool Reviews and Implementation Group (LRiG) at the University of Liverpool. CARES activities during the period 2013-2017 included an intensive slate of realist methodology training events in Liverpool and London including two international conferences (2014 and 2016), an annual summer school, as well as other introductory and intermediate-level workshops.

About Justin Jagosh:

I served as a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool from 2013 to 2017 and during that time was involved in a number of research contracts involving realist methodology, including the NIHR-funded RAMESES II project to develop quality and reporting guidelines for Realist Evaluation.

Prior to 2013 I held a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University (Montreal) and led a large realist review and evaluation to study the impact of academic-community partnerships in Community-Based Participatory Research (see publications)

In 2009 I completed a Ph.D dissertation through the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) in which I examined paradigms in medicine and the scientific, institutional, and social transformation of the clinical training environment (accounting for changes across four decades) for undergraduate medical training.

As of May 2017 I hold a title of Honorary Research Associate at the University of Liverpool and continue to run realist methodology training workshops in the UK and internationally. I currently reside in Vancouver, Canada and am a full-time consultant for realist evaluation projects and methodology training.

Justin Jagosh, Ph.D




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