Dr.

Deborah Ghate

BA Hons, MA Hons, D.Phil, FAcSS

Chief Executive

The Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation

Email:

Twitter:

@DeborahGhate1

Region:

South / South Eastern England

Member since

2017

Years in implementation:

6 or more years

UK-IS Trustee - Chair

Website/s:

Sector/s:

Honorary roles:

Primary types of work:

Primary areas of work:

Voluntary / Not for Profit

Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences; Chair, UK Implementation Society

Service Design and Development
Consultancy
Organisational Leadership
Implementation Support and Technical Assistance
Research

Social Care - Adult
Social Care - Child
Child Development/Early Years, Education/Schools
Central Government policy
Local Government policy

I lead the specialist Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation. I carry out multi-method research in implementation and improvement, on services mainly for children and families. I provide consultancy in applied implementation science to policy makers, funders and practice organisations. I write and publish on implementation sciences and practice topics.

Main topics of interest:

Implementation-informed Service Design
Implementation Theory
Scaling Up
Sustainment
Co-Processes (Co-Design, Co-Creation etc.)
Systems Change/Systems Analysis
Competencies for Implementation Support
Theory of Change
Evaluation of Implementation
Other: Critical perspectives on evidence and implementation.

I have been studying implementation processes and providing consultancy and advice to policy and service organisations for over ten years. I set up and led significant organisations doing this work in Ireland and the UK. Formerly director of a research centre in child and family policy and practice, I now work mainly as a consultant using applied implementation sciences and practice (IS&P) to help services improve and develop. I write for the scholarly press on implementation topics, and teach, train and give lectures and workshops. Currently I’m especially interested in systems change, co-creation in IS&P, and critical thinking for IS&P.

PUBLICATIONS

Type

Year

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Link

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Journal or magazine article

2018

Ghate D (2018) Developing theories of change for social programmes: co-producing evidence-supported quality improvement Palgrave Communications 4:90

Open access

Journal or magazine article

2015

Ghate D (2015) From Programs to Systems: Deploying Implementation Science and Practice for Sustained Real World Effectiveness in Services for Children and Families J. Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology November 2015

Open access

Book chapter

2019

Ghate D and Hood R (2019) Using evidence in social care: Chapter 5 in What Works Now: Evidence-informed policy and practice Eds Annette Boaz, Huw Davies, Alec Fraser, Sandra Nutley Bristol, Policy Press

Paywalled

Report

2017

Macdonald G, Lewis J, Ghate D, Gardener E, Adams C and Kelly G (2017) Evaluation of the Safeguarding Analysis and Assessment Framework London : Department for Education DFE - RR780

Open access

Report

2016

Ghate D. and McDermid S. (2016) Implementing Head, Heart, Hands: an evaluation of the implementation process of a demonstration programme to introduce Social Pedagogy into foster care

Open access

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