Previous Clients & Testimonials

Previous Clients & Testimonials 2018-01-21T11:59:05+00:00

Previous Clients

Testimonials

“I can’t tell you how much I benefited from the training I had last year.  I use the systematic review and RCT papers and CASP crib sheets in my lectures and classes plus other teaching and learning resources provided during that week.

The boost to my confidence has been nothing short of meteoric and I am not exaggerating here. For the first time ever, following various critical appraisal lectures and workshops, I have actually received applause and I can honestly say that I really do enjoy my job when before there were aspects of it that used to terrify me. I deliver CASP style workshops all the time and teach 20 and 10 credit ‘making sense of evidence’ modules to both undergraduate and post-grad students.”

CASP 4 Day Training Course May 2015

“The CASP approach – working from simple principles to understanding scientific concepts was particularly useful”

“Highly relevant to my public health work and practice”

“Effective and stimulated me to consider modifying my practice”

“Relevant and enjoyable. Well-presented and good opportunities for debate”

“I have a deeper understanding of research methods and communication, and a better ability to appraise research”

“Very interactive and enjoyable”

“Inspired to translate research into public health practice more systematically”

“Very good, I was blown over by finally understanding some of the statistical details”

“Teaching is of an excellent standard. Explanations were clear and could be understood. All examples were relevant”

Public Health England Workshops 2015/2016

“Excellent balance -between learning from each other and course facilitators”

“I really felt that my fears were quickly dealt with and that I no longer was concerned about asking a question”

“Great techniques to explain complex concepts in a simple way. Useful to be able to ask questions and go at the pace of the group but also splitting the group later to teach to the appropriate level”

“It is great for people with different backgrounds and levels of knowledge. Great way to share ideas and network with others. Will definitely improve your confidence”

“Good explanation of concepts of clinical trials and critical appraisal and lots of interesting and interactive ways to learn about these topics”

“Very well ran, engaging, good mix of statistics”

CASP 3 Day Training Course October 2014

“Good mix of group work and discussions with larger group, the course was very well planned with presentations followed by discussions and then a break. This meant that people didn’t switch off or become too tired”

“The group atmosphere was great and this particularly helped the whole learning process”

“Great breadth of coverage of topics and teaching techniques”

“Very high quality, interesting and fun way to learn and meet other researchers from different areas”

“Really useful skills gained throughout the week, very enjoyable”

“Very informative – a safe and friendly environment to learn and especially to practice teaching in groups”

CASP International Training Week 2013, Oxford UK

“Thank you – great workshop”

“Very useful”

“Very informative”

“Improved my understanding research”

“I have more understanding of the ‘jargon’”

“Great handouts”

“Very useful session!”

Cochrane UK Workshop Series - 2014

“Good training techniques, critical appraisal is for everyone not just doctors”

“Very informative, fun & organised”

“Structured, helpful, definitely develops skills and knowledge”

“I have learnt so much this week, great approach to teaching”

“Really enjoyed the format, pace and flexibility of the programme according to the groups needs”

CASP International Training Week April 2012, Oxford UK

“Thank you so much for delivering the above workshop. I have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants. One delegate (a very senior PCT officer) told me that ‘this was the best training I have ever received’ and that she now ‘felt confident about using evidence’. This was an important event for me, not just for my own staff but also for the local authority staff who we had also invited. We are in the process of transferring to the local authority and demonstrating what we can offer in terms of evidence assessment is critical to the development of the new service. This workshop has generated great enthusiasm from our partners about using the evidence to influence how the local authority discharges its functions and I understand that they be contacting you to arrange some further training specifically for them.”

“good opportunity to learn and network with peers from different departments”

One day workshop on using research to inform decisions: What makes good evidence of effectiveness? Sandwell PCT January 2012