Laura Desveaux

PhD (University of Toronto)
MPT (University of Toronto)
HBSc (University of Toronto)

Research Interests

  • Implementation Science
  • Behaviour Change
  • Program Evaluation
  • Complex Interventions

My work draws on behavioural psychology and implementation science to conduct policy-oriented evaluations of complex health interventions that aim to optimize care. Specifically, I am interested in systematically developing and evaluation initiatives that aim to improve quality of care. To achieve this, my team examines the process and mechanisms of change, as well as the contextual factors that characterize success (and failure). This approach provides insights into what works best, for whom, and in what circumstance and helps to inform opportunities to scale up successful solutions across the system.

Impact

I pursue collaborations with health system decision-makers to bridge the research to practice gap through the design of pragmatic evaluations of health service initiatives. Through partnerships with provincial and national stakeholders, my work is founded on the principles of integrated knowledge translation, whereby the needs of decision-makers and system-users are considered throughout the research process and evidence is continuously communicated to relevant stakeholders. This approach to health services research is what drives impact across my program of work and ensures our research is positioned to supports timely, evidence-based decision-making.


Publications

PubMed