Implementation science and translation
This theme covers the implementation and translation of evidence into practice. Specifically, the theme focuses on evidence-based ways of improving the uptake and use of evidence in practice, methodologies to support the design and evaluation of implementation-related research, and capacity building opportunities through training and knowledge sharing.
The need for more effective implementation of evidence-based practices has never been more apparent globally. Challenges translating evidence into practice span all disciplines, with solutions often requiring the involvement of many agencies across multiple sectors. Bridging the gap between research and practice is essential for equitable and sustainable health promotion. It is also critical to ensure that scientific evidence meets the needs of those it is intended to benefit; minimising ‘research waste’ in public health.
Work within this cross-domain theme includes:
- Increasing the uptake of implementation research and secure funding in physical activity and nutrition;
- Building capacity in implementation science via the delivery of workshops, training and consultation in IPAN and the Faculty of Health; and
- Creating a national and international reputation in the field.