Invite your expert – regular

Invite your expert

PPHS gives registered PhD students the opportunity to invite an expert in their respective field to Basel, once during their PhD.

What to do? You organize a possibility for your expert to give a talk in a format of your choice, e.g. brown bag lunch, small symposium, journal club. That way, other PhD students can join the event and listen to your expert.

Benefits: You can get in direct contact with an expert from your discipline and discuss your research topic.

Funding: PPHS pays all the expenses such as transportation and hotel accommodation for your expert. After your event has taken place, fill in the evaluation form, and send it to PPHS.

Send your complete application documents as a single pdf file to pphs@unibas.ch. Incomplete applications will not be considered!

The application form will be published in 2021

Award process
The PPHS Steering Committee will decide on the applications. Decisions will be communicated the latest a month after the application deadline.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact PPHS for further support.


The new call will be announced in 2021

Past events in 2020

Friday, 27 March 2020, 9:45 – 10:45am –


Prof. Dr. Peter May
Associate Professor, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland
invited by Stefan Mitterer, PhD student Nursing Science

“Palliative Care Research: Using Observational Data to Derive Causal Evidence”

Location: University of Basel, Kollegienhaus, Petersplatz, Regenzzimmer 111

Prof. P. May is a health economist focusing on care for people with serious medical illness and complex needs. He designs, runs and analyses evaluations of interventions for patients and their families. In addition to his studies in Ireland, he collaborates extensively with research groups in the United Kingdom, the United States, Europe and elsewhere.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020, 12:00 – 1:00 pm


Prof. Dr. Karen Spilsbury
Professor (Invest Chair in Nursing Res), School of Healthcare, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
invited by Lauriane Favez, PhD student in Nursing Science

“Working in partnership to address what matters to people who live or work in care homes”

Location: University of Basel, Nursing Science (INS), Bernoullistrasse 28, Room: UG01

Prof. Karen Spilsbury is a researcher in the field of nursing science and a Chair in Nursing Research at the University of Leads since 2015. Her expertise extends to fields central to contemporary nursing practice, demonstrated by the development of a programme of clinically and policy relevant research in the areas of the healthcare workforce and care for older people. In particular, she is interested in evaluating how changes in the composition, organisation and management of the healthcare workforce impact on quality of care and outcomes.


Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 12:00 – 1:15pm


Dr. Lisa Pfadenhauer, MPH Postdoctoral researcher – Pettenkofer School of Public Health (PSPH), University of Munich, Germany & Public Health Program Associate – Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
invited by Juliane Mielke, PhD student in Nursing Science

“Making Sense of Complexity in Context and Implementation: The Context and Implementation for Complex Intervention (CICI) Framework”

Location: Universitätsspital Basel, Klinikum 1, Spitalstrasse 21, Hörsaal 2, 2. OG

Dr. Pfadenhauer’s research focus lies on the development, implementation and evaluation of complex public health interventions as well as on how to translate scientific evidence into policy and practice.


Past events in 2019

Tue, 17 December 2019 12-1pm

Prof. Dr. PH Klaus Wingenfeld, University of Bielefeld, Germany
invited by Lauriane Favez, PhD student in Nursing Science.

“Current Policy Directions for Quality Improvement of Long-Term Care in Germany

Location: Room UG01, Institute of Nursing Science, Bernoullistrasse 28

Prof. Dr. PH Klaus Wingenfeld is the scientific director of the Institute of Nursing Science of the University of Bielefeld (IPW) and has a background in sociology and health sciences. His main areas of work include discharge management in hospitals, assessment tools and quality development in inpatient care facilities. His has been heavily involved in the development and testing of quality indicators in Germany in several fields, including in the long-term care sector. During his talk, he will talk about the current policy directions linked to quality improvement in the German long-term care sector.


3 July 2019

Prof. Stuart Pocock, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,
invited by Jeanne du Fay de Lavallaz, PhD student in Clinical Research.

Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis and Design of Clinical Trials

Stuart Pocock has been professor of medical statistics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine since 1989. His main research interest include randomized clinical trials for statistical methods and their design, monitoring, analyses and reporting, also with collaborations on major clinical trials, especially in cardiovascular disease.

17 April 2019

Prof. Carl May, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,
invited by Kornelia Basinska, PhD student in Nursing Science.

“Treatment Escalation Planning: eliciting patient preferences and implementing shared decision-making tools in a complex health economy”

Prof. Carl May is a social scientist with interests in the social organization of healthcare. Together with Dr. Tracy Finch he developed a novel and widely used conceptual model of individual and organizational behaviour theory so called “Normalization Process Theory”.

2 April 2019

Prof. Leonard Kaminsky, Ball State University, USA,
invited by Jonathan Wagner, PhD student in Sport Science.

The Importance of the Development of a (Inter)National Registry for Cardiorespiratory Fitness”

Leonard A. Kaminsky is a Professor at the School of Kinesiology, Ball State University and director of the Fisher Institute for Health and Well Being. His research has focused on relationships among physical activity, physical fitness and health. He presently chairs the advisory board for an initiative to establish a national registry of cardiorespiratory fitness in the US.

Past events in 2018

14 December 2018

Prof. Per Nilsen, University of Linköping,
invited by Thekla Brunkert, PhD student in Nursing Science

“Using Theory to Understand Implementation Challenges”

Per Nilsen is a Professor of Social Medicine and Public Health, with a particular focus on implementation science, at Linköping University, Sweden. He was responsible for building a research program on implementation science at Linköping University, which has attracted national and international interest. He leads several projects on implementation of evidence-based practices in various health care and community settings.

23 November 2018

Prof. Byron Powell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
invited by Raphaëlle-Ashley Guerbaai, PhD student in Nursing Science

“Implementation science as a driver for more effective health care delivery”

Byron Powell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and a Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and the Frank Porter Graham Child
Development Institute.