The summer of 2017 has been a busy one for Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research Professor Julia Littell. Her activities have included:
- Leading a two-day workshop on research synthesis methods at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo.
- Giving a keynote address at the launch of Campbell UK & Ireland, a national center of the international Campbell Collaboration at Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland).
- Leading a workshop on systematic review methods for faculty and doctoral students at Queen's University Belfast.
- Attending a roundtable meeting at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C., on Connecting Decision Makers with Evidence.
- Leading a parallel session at the annual meeting of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.
Littell also had two pieces published in Research on Social Work Practice: The Campbell Collaboration: Providing Better Evidence for a Better World and an introduction to a special issue on Campbell Collaboration systematic reviews of research.
This coming fall she is leading workshops on research synthesis methods in Cape Town, South Africa, and Nanjing, China. Additional workshops are planned for Toronto, Stockholm, and Porto, Portugal.
At Bryn Mawr, Littell teaches courses on human behavior, child welfare policy and practice, research methodology, and research synthesis. Her scholarly work focuses on home- and community-based services for children and families, methods of research synthesis, and the uses and misuses of research in policy and practice.