Self-Review Tool Research Project 2015
A Self-Review Tool Research Study was conducted in 2015 to examine how the tool has been used and whether it has supported universities to understand and embed a whole system approach.
The study examined whether the Self-Review Tool [SRT] has supported universities to understand and embed a whole system approach and highlight resulting learning and practice.
The aims were to:
- Scope the use and impact of the SRT
- Inform future developments.
Highlights from the findings included:
- SRT well-received and beneficial to universities engaged in Healthy Universities
- Content and output [traffic light report] of SRT valuable in enabling a comprehensive holistic review – and in providing internal ‘benchmark’ and informing future planning
- Process of using SRT valuable in catalysing and strengthening cross-university engagement/collaboration
- Content and process of using SRT have been useful in building wider and deeper understanding of ‘whole system’ Healthy University approach
- ‘National Network’ status of SRT has been important in securing senior-level buy-in and action
- SRT could be refined, further developed and enhanced
A journal article reporting on the research study and its findings has been published in Health Promotion International – see: The UK Healthy Universities Self-Review Tool: Whole System Impact.