The 2nd International Conference on Realist Evaluation and Synthesis: Advancing Principles, Strengthening Practice

Conference Details

Confirmed Guest Speakers

Ray Pawson 

Emeritus Professor of Social Research Methodology at the University of Leeds UK. Publications include: Realistic Evaluation (1997, with Nick Tilley), Evidence-Based Policy: A Realist Perspective (2006) and The Science of Evaluation: A Realist Manifesto (2013).


Jo Rycroft Malone

Professor of Implementation and Health Services Research; Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Impact at Bangor University and Director of NIHR’s Health Services and Delivery Research Programme.


David Byrne

Emeritus Professor in the School of Applied Social Science. Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Well-Being and Complexity Theorist. Author of Complexity Theory and the Social Sciences (2014).

Gill Westhorp

Professorial Research Fellow at Charles Darwin University, Australia. Director of Community Matters -consultancy specializing in realist approaches; & RAMESES II co-investigator.


The preliminary programme is now available.

Conference Location

The conference took place at the Barbican Conference Centre, London, with pre and post conference days taking place at the University of Liverpool's London Campus.