On the 4-6 September 2017, R2HC convened its first research forum at Royal Holloway University in Windsor, west London. The event aimed to bring together a ‘community of practice’ to discuss key issues related to conducting public health research in humanitarian crises and share research undertaken with R2HC support.
Nearly 100 delegates attended the 2 days of presentations, debates and group discussions. Delegates were drawn from a mixture of academic institutions and operational humanitarian organisations from across the globe including extensive representation from R2HC’s current portfolio of research projects.
The programme included sessions on emerging research priorities, operational challenges, improving humanitarian outcomes through evidence, research methodologies and ethics. The forum also gave R2HC grantees the opportunity to share their research findings with delegates and the programme concluded with a discussion regarding the future direction of R2HC.
Over the forthcoming weeks, we will update this page with further resources related to the forum including a short report. A copy of selected presentations for each day can be found below, and there are more to come:-