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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Child and Adolescent Research and Implementation Nurse Lead. Part-time PhD student
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. King's College London
Primary areas of work in implementation:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.