Evidence Training

Christina has many years experience of teaching evidence-based practice skills to health professionals, clinicians, commissioners and post-graduate students. She can prepare and deliver tailored, in-depth training in effective searching and critical appraisal of all types of evidence. This can be delivered to groups of all sizes or individuals at your place of work.

All training is bespoke and content is determined in consultation with you. Training sessions can be whatever length you choose, from one-hour basic introductory sessions to whole day sessions or even 3-day programmes.

Whenever possible, if time allows, training is based on sound, evidence-based andragogical (adult-focused teaching approach) principles, involving self-directed learning and interactive workshops which promote learning.

This training has always been highly rated by attendees.


Training examples include:

Making sense of Evidence: It’s Critical! - How can we trust what we read?

  • What IS evidence?
  • Why use evidence and what can happen when flawed evidence is used
  • Critical reading and analysis (how to read any piece of writing with a critical eye; spotting fallacies, assumptions etc)
  • What is research evidence?
  • What threatens research robustness?
  • How to appraise research-derived evidence

All the above can be underpinned by practical sessions, including group appraisal of a research study

Searching: Information and Evidence to Inform Commissioning and Practice

Evidence – Commissioning decision-making, questions and evidence types

  • A search strategy

–HOW to look for information

  • Constructing and developing an organised search

–WHERE to look for information

  • Key sources of health/social care-related information
  • Tips for using Google
  • Demonstration of a search of electronic bibliographic databases

All the above can be underpinned by practical sessions.

To get the most out of this session, attendees are encouraged to come with an example of a need they might have for evidence of “what works” that they can work on during this session