Pathway 1: Health Practices, Innovation & Implementation (HPII)

This thematic pathway is concerned with the application of social science concepts and methods to the development and evaluation of novel strategies to address complex and evolving health needs. Training will focus on: contemporary approaches to knowledge production and evidence synthesis; co-production and co-design; policy translational research; quality improvement; innovation in healthcare technology; methodologies to understand patient, professional and organisational practices; and implementation of novel therapeutic and service configuration interventions. The HPII training pathway is hosted across research groups at King’s, Queen Mary and Imperial College which are all located in interdisciplinary departments with an excellent track record of applying social science theory and method to understanding and defining health needs, and developing and evaluating innovative solutions at diverse levels including patient, population, clinic and policy.

There are five training sub-pathways:

A. Patient, Professional & Organisational Practices: explores the social contexts in which health and illness are produced, perceived and managed.

King’s College London

MPH/MSc Public Health

B. Development & Evaluation of Complex Interventions: social science approaches to innovating methods of addressing health needs and to testing the effectiveness of these.

King’s College London

MPH/MSc Public Health

C. Economic Modelling & Evaluation: health economics applied to innovation and implementation.

King’s College London

MSc/MSc Public Health

Imperial College

MPH Public Health

D. Innovation in Knowledge Production & Mobilisation: advances critical thinking about how health knowledge is produced and used, who is engaged in these processes, and with what consequences.

King’s College London

MPH/MSc Public Health

MSc Implementation & Improvement

Imperial College

MPH Public Health: Global Health Stream

MSc Health Policy

E. Global Health Practices & Policies: focuses broadly on transnational health needs, knowledge exchange, solutions and evaluation.

King’s College London

MPH/MSc Public Health

Queen Mary University of London

MRes Global Public Health & Policy

Imperial

MPH Public Health: Global Health Stream