Normalisation Process Theory Masterclass 2024

19 Jan 2024


***Applications for 2024 are now closed***


Are you a researcher, nurse, allied health professional, social care professional, public health, or local government member of staff interested in advancing your research capabilities with the transformative power of Normalisation Process Theory (NPT)?

Join us for a full-day masterclass on Normalisation Process Theory on the 22nd February 2024, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. This unique opportunity, hosted by the ARC North Thames Academy and led by acclaimed experts Tracy Finch, Tim Rapley (Northumbria), Carl May, and Alice Hillis (LSHTM), is aimed at novice and experienced researchers alike, and it is intended to explore ways in which NPT can be used creatively in both qualitative and quantitative approaches to research.

To best support our partners in the health and social care professional communities, we will be offering free places to members of any organisation partnered with NIHR ARC North Thames or ARC North East and North Cumbria (NENC). The cost to members of non-partner organisations is £150 (£180 inc. VAT). 

Why attend?

  • Engaging Content: Learn from renowned experts and engage in exciting discussions.
  • Practical Applications: NPT is widely used in Implementation Science and Health Services Research. It has been applied in more than a thousand empirical studies, protocols, reviews, theses, and dissertations.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded professionals. 


What will this course cover?

  • Introduction to NPT: A foundational session explaining the core concepts, origins, and theoretical underpinnings of NPT.
  • Operationalising NPT in Research Design: Guidance on integrating NPT into research design.
  • Methodological Approaches: Detailed exploration of how NPT can be applied using qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Data Analysis: Practical insights into analysing data using NPT.


Participants will receive feedback as they progress and learn, and each session will conclude with a Q&A discussion. The day will end with an interactive panel discussion where participants can discuss challenges and solutions in implementing NPT.

Our approach to NPT Masterclasses and workshops has always been that everyone has an equal voice, that there is no such thing as a stupid question, and that collaboration and congeniality are what make research interesting and fun. Sharing and learning are the most important part of the NPT Community of Practice, and to facilitate this, participants in this year’s Masterclass are invited to bring posters of study protocols, studies in progress, and study results. If there are enough of these, and participants agree, we may turn Session 2 and 3 into poster walks with friendly discussion of practical problems.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion, which can be exchanged for CPD credits. Please direct any queries regarding CPD credit exchange to the relevant team within your organisation.


Who is the course for?

Our NPT Masterclass is aimed at novice and experienced researchers alike, including healthcare practitioners, and individuals interested in exploring the ways in which NPT can be used in qualitative and quantitative approaches to research.

Please note that there are only 40 places available and applications will be shortlisted.

Participants must be available to attend the Masterclass in-person in Central London.

How to apply

Applications for this masterclass have now been closed.

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