Venue: Free on-line webinar | Mon 15 June 2015

Contact: Chris Fox Email:

This webinar is part 5 of a 6 part series.

The use of systematic reviews is well-established in medicine and increasingly important in social policy. This session looks at:

  • what a systematic review is and explores its limitations
  • the use of Rapid Evidence Assessments
  • how systematic reviews are influencing policymakers
  • the approaches being developed in the emerging literature on synthesising qualitative data


Chris Fox is Professor of Evaluation at Manchester Metropolitan University and Director of the Policy Evaluation Research Unit ( His published books include one on Economics and Crime and he is currently working on An Introduction to Evaluation for the major academic publisher Sage. He has led and participated in numerous evaluations over the last 20 years