ISBNPA 2017 Satellite Meeting - Pragmatic Evaluation in Physical Activity

04 to 06 June 2017

Pragmatic Evaluation in Physical Activity

Intensive 2.5 day course for researchers and practitioners


Vancouver, Canada


Sunday 4 – Tuesday 6 June, 2017


For early career researchers & practitioners passionate about practically applied research




The Pragmatic Evaluation course has been developed to build capacity in pragmatic evaluation skills for physical activity actions in multiple stakeholders from different cultures and contexts. The course aims to promote interaction between the various stakeholders that deliver and evaluate physical activity actions, including academic researchers, practitioners and policy makers. The course is ideal for academic researchers who are interested in the practical application of their work AND/OR for employees of government and non-government entities who aspire to rigorously evaluate their programs and policies. The course will be led by an international faculty of evaluation experts and delivered in association with the 2017 ISBNPA Annual Conference.


DATE: Sunday 4 – Tuesday 6 June, 2017


LOCATION: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


PARTICIPANTS:  16-24 early career researchers and practitioners who are passionate about developing skills in pragmatic evaluation of physical activity policy, projects and programs


CONTENT: The course includes an online component to be completed prior to the face-to-face modules

COST: GB£590 / CA$950 / US$720 / AU$980 (see application form to see what is included - click HERE to access the form)

Course brochure: click HERE 


Online module (3 hours):  Physical activity epidemiology and public health in nutshell

(Content from the University of Sydney online course in Exercise and Physical Activity in Non-Communicable Disease Prevention in partnership with the WHO Collaborating Centre for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity)


Face-to-face modules (2.5 days):   

Planning for Evaluation

Introduction to Evaluation Methods

Formative Evaluation

Outcome/Impact Evaluation

Process Evaluation

Complex Program Evaluation


FACULTY:  Professor Adrian Bauman, University of Sydney, Australia

Professor Guy Faulkner, University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr Paul Kelly, University of Edinburgh, UK

Dr Karen Milton, University of Oxford, UK

Professor Patti-Jean (PJ) Naylor, University of Victoria, Canada

Dr Justin Richards, University of Sydney, Australia

Alex Wright, University of Edinburgh, UK




Un Sidney, Un Edinburgh, Un Oxford, Un British Columbia, ISPAH, ISBNPA and WHO


University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada