We view education and training as behaviour change interventions. This gives us theories and evidence about interventions that might increase the likelihood of people changing their practice after training. It also gives us ways to understand and explain the routes by which certain training methods might or might not lead to change in practice.
We know that many healthcare professional trainers are highly intuitive about what might help someone implement their training into practice. We want to capture the essence of those intuitions: studying them and exploring them at a psychological level.
We embed research in educational evaluation so that, as far as possible, data is collected as routine evaluation which is efficient in terms of cost and supports high volume of data collection.
Our research questions ask what drives professional practice and what techniques are effective in changing practice. Our research has impact because we are working directly with the educators, so our findings are implemented quickly.
We are passionate about helping educators to understand more about their own education. We create technical reports for the educators we work with, which include our research findings, and summaries of existing evidence.