Nottingham Realism Group - The Realist PhD Viva
From Louise Howe
Join us for this panel event to talk about Realist PhD vivas, recorded on the 7th July 2021. We have a panel of 3 realist researchers who used realist methods in their PhDs, and we welcome back Dr Andrew Booth who will share his experience as a PhD examiner. There will be short presentations on the panel’s viva experiences, followed by a Question and Answer session.
Dr Vicky Booth
Vicky is a clinical academic physiotherapist working within neurological rehabilitation at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Nottingham. She currently holds an NIHR/HEE ICA Clinical Lectureship which involves a realist evaluation exploring how exercise programmes can be personalised to people with dementia. She conducted a realist review as part of her PhD and is supervising a PhD student using realist methods in their research.
Dr Kate Jack
Kate is a clinical academic nurse based at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Kate completed her PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2019 which concerned a realist evaluation of the uptake of Hepatitis C testing in prisons.
Dr Rob Goodwin
Rob is a clinical academic physiotherapist working in Nottingham. Rob has a research interest in the first contact practitioner role for physiotherapists, and other health professionals, working in general practice. Rob used realist approaches in his PhD exploring the implementation of the first contact physiotherapist role
Dr Andrew Booth
Dr Andrew Booth, from the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield, is a review methodologist and information specialist who focuses on realist synthesis. Andrew will share with us a recent realist synthesis examiner experience (successful) that illustrates some of the take home messages.
Links to previous webinars
‘Realist (and Realistic!) Searching - Where do I start and how far do I go?
Practical advice on conducting a Realism Synthesis: Lessons learnt from the MEMORABLE study
How do you keep community groups and activities for people affected by dementia going_ The SCI Dem realist review
The development of a middle range theory as part of a realist(ic) evaluation
Funding for Realist Research Projects