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Melanie Barwick

Senior Scientist / Full Professor

I am an expert in implementation science and knowledge translation (KT), working in many areas of health, mental health, and global health. My research aims to improve the implementation of evidence into practice and community and to broaden the reach of evidence more generally to support decision making, practice, policy, knowledge and awareness.

PhD

The Hospital for Sick Children / University of Toronto

@MelanieBarwick

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2018

Jacquie Brown

Executive Director

Primary Area of Work: Facilitating the application of implementation science with government, community, and implementing organisations.
I work in many countries (both high and low income) supporting organisations to adopt EBPs using proven implementation processes.
My work includes direct work with organisations as well as providing workshops that focus on the application of implementation science.

MES, RSW

Families Foundation

@jacquiebrown33

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2017

Deborah Ghate

Chief Executive

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.

BA Hons, MA Hons, D.Phil, FAcSS

The Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation

@DeborahGhate1

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2017

UK-IS Trustee - Chair

Catherine Brigitte Matheson-Monnet

Senior Research Fellow

Evaluations of implementation of healthcare interventions for Wessex AHSN (Dorset Atrial Fibrillation Education for GPs and New Integrated Care Models) and digital Healthcare Innovations (eConsults, MymHealth)
Co-designed implementation and evaluation (Memory Box Project for Wessex Heritage Trust, Mental Health and Resilience in Young People for West of England AHSN)

MA Hons, CertCouns, Msc [MedEd], PhD, FHEA

University of Southampton and Wessex Academic Health Science Network

@DrCathWessexCIS

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2019

Emma Ross

MST Programme Manager

I programme manage a portfolio of evidence based practice teams (Multi Systemic Therapy) as well as lead on implementing and developing a new approach to working with young parents post proceedings (Futures) and a Team of Practice Development Facilitators (Rethink) who support various projects across Leeds Children and Families Services to implement the Leeds Practice Model as well as grow the skilled use of formulation within an established culture of restorative practice.

RMN BA Hons

Leeds City Council

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2018

UK-IS Trustee

Melissa Van Dyke

International Expert Advisor for Implementation

I am International Expert Advisor on Implementation at Centre of Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection (CELCIS), University of Strathclyde. With key stakeholders, I support capacity building in improvement and implementation science for health, education, and social care. I support transfer of policy and legislation into real practice change across Scotland.

PhD, MSW

University of Strathclyde

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2017

Board Member 2017-2019

Carrie-Ann Black

Child and Adolescent Research and Implementation Nurse Lead. Part-time PhD student

I am a senior mental health nurse and PhD student with the Centre for Implementation Science at King’s College London. My PhD focuses on advancing our understanding of the concept sustainability and developing clarity about how it manifests across of spectrum of complex healthcare interventions.

BA Hons, MSC Hons, PG DIP, RMN

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. King's College London

@floblack15

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2018

Claire Burns

Deputy Executive Director

CELCIS is a leading improvement and innovation Centre in Scotland for children in need of care and protection and their families. This includes those children on the edge of care, those who are looked after in the community, in foster care, kinship care, residential care and secure care. We are committed to implementation informed legislation, policy and guidance and building implementation capacity locally in order that desired outcomes of intentions are realised by children and families.

MSc Advanced Residential Child Care

CELCIS

@clairemiggy

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2019

UK-IS Trustee

Janet Grauberg

Organisational Strategy & Learning Consultant

I work in spreading innovation and new ways of working across and within children’s services. I mostly use facilitated learning approaches such as Action Learning, peer networking. Most of my work is within the children’s voluntary sector, but I also deliver programmes in local authorities and NHS organisations.

MA (Cantab); MSc

N/A

@JGrauberg

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2017

UK-IS Volunteer

Claire Reidy

Research Fellow

I am a Research Fellow with a particular interest in and experience of health psychology, intervention development and implementation, especially in terms of self-management strategies, social networks and social support in relation to the psychosocial side of living with a long term condition such as diabetes or Parkinson's Disease.

PhD, MSc, BA Hons

University of Southampton

@reidy_claire

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2019

Mary Ryan

Independent consultant

Encouraging an evidence based approach in service design and development in relation to children and family services. Specific work supporting the roll out of the Family Drug and Alcohol Court. Working with Research in Practice and Family Justice Observatory to improve use and understanding of reseach in social work and family justice practice.

Self employed

@marytryan82

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2018

Peter Van Der Graaf

Fuse Knowledge Exchange Broker

I manage AskFuse, rapid response & evaluation service of Fuse, Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, which supports collaborative projects between academia and practitioners in the North East. I am a NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow evaluating and supporting a regional System-Led Improvement approach for Best Start in Life.

Teesside University

@pvandergraaf75

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2017

Annette Boaz

Professor of Health Care Research

Supporting research use in UK government, conducting research on implementation of research evidence in the NHS

BA, MSc, PhD

Kingston University and St George's University of London

@AnnetteBoaz

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2017

UK-IS Trustee

Quassim Cassam

Professor of Philosophy

I'm a professor of philosophy interested in a number of issues that bear on implementation policy and practice: epistemic vices, co-creation, resistance to change, self-knowledge and diagnostic error.

B. Phil, MA, D.Phil.

University of Warwick

@QCassam

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Member since:

2017

Jane Lewis

Director

CEI is an evidence intermediary, working in the UK, Australia, Singapore with local and national governments, NGOs and foundations. We work across evidence synthesis, service and system design, active implementation support, implementation/ formative evaluation and outcome evaluation. Our work focuses on child and family services and services for disadvantaged communities.

BA Hons, FAcSS

Centre for Evidence and Implementation

@janelewis100

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2018

Anna Robinson

Research Speech and Language Therapist

Using some of the principles of implementation science to implement evidence-based changes into clinical care. Some work using implementation science in my own research projects.

MSc, MRes

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

@robbo_ak

Primary areas of work in implementation:

Member since:

2019

Nick Sevdalis

Professor of Implementation Science & Patient Safety

Hybrid effectiveness-implementation research and evaluation designs; development of implementation design and methods theory and practical applications; development of implementation scales; implementation and improvement science capacity building and training.

BSc MSc PhD

King's College London

@NickSevdalis

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Member since:

2017

UK-IS Trustee - Scientific Lead

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