Perspectives, Theories and Frameworks Used in Dissemination and Implementation Science
Dr. Melanie Barwick, Hospital for Sick Children and IHPME
The field of KT – otherwise known as Dissemination and Implementation, is replete with theories, models, and frameworks (TMFs). Through this seminar attendees will learn to identify different kinds of DIS TMFs and understand how they relate to one another and inform implementation approaches.
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Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych is a Senior Scientist in the SickKids’ Research Institute and affiliated with the SickKids’ Learning Institute and SickKids Centre for Global Child Health. She is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Professor Status Only in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is a Governing Board Director for Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO), Associate Editor for the journal, Evidence & Policy, and on the Editorial Board of the upcoming Implementation Evidence and Practice (SIRC). She is an internationally recognized expert in implementation science and knowledge translation (KT) working in many areas of health, mental health, and global health. Her research aims to improve the implementation of evidence into practice and to broaden the reach of evidence more generally to support decision making, practice, policy, knowledge and awareness. She developed and provides professional development in KT internationally through the Specialist Knowledge Translation Training™ and the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate™ (http://
Dissemination & Implementation Science: Explained & Emerging
The Series will feature leading scholars in the areas of dissemination and implementation science, who will engage seminar participants in discussions around a variety of topics including: differentiating dissemination and implementation science and situating them within the broader KT domain; what is knowledge and approaches to its generation; the history and evolution of dissemination and implementation science; dominant and promising theory and frameworks for DIS; research approaches, methods and methodological challenges in implementation science; de-implementation and other thorny implementation issues; network perspectives on D&I; sustainability research; and contemporary research on scale up & scale out.
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