Dr Rebecca Hardwick
Chair, Programme Committee

Brian Galvin
Chair, Organising Committee

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Welcome to the Realist 2021 Conference

Ray Pawson’s and Nick Tilley’s seminal 1997 text, ‘Realistic Evaluation’, began a shift in the terrain in research and evaluation, for those who do research and evaluation and those who commission and use it. Since then the research community has organised a number of international conferences to share new knowledge and develop a wider understanding of methods associated with this approach and demonstrate its benefits to policy makers and commissioners of research.

The International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis will build on the achievements of these events. It will give an opportunity for both experienced and early career researchers to present their work and develop collaborative projects. Please join us in Dublin Castle next March for this exciting milestone in the development of the realist project.

On behalf of the Health Research Board, who are hosting this conference, we invite you to join us in this important venture and look forward to welcoming you to our virtual conference in 2021.