Webinar: How do we improve the uptake of research evidence in healthcare?

Using realist evaluation of research translation programs to understand how to improve the uptake of research evidence into practice.

Wednesday, 27 July 2022

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM AEST

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Health system sustainability centres around the ability of our health system to address the health needs of our population both now, and in the future. A critical part of health system sustainability is the utilisation and translation of research: an ongoing challenge that faces clinicians, policy makers, researchers, and funding bodies.

Research translation therefore requires novel strategies that can be applied to improve the implementation of research findings into best practice. One such strategy is the Research Translation Project (RTP) program, which is funded by the Western Australian Department of Health. The program aims to improve healthcare practice through funding short-term research projects that focus on translating research outcomes into healthcare policy.

In this webinar, Professor S.S. Vasan from the Western Australia Department of Health Research and Innovation Office spoke about the Department’s research translation programs and health system sustainability initiatives. Associate Professor Delia Hendrie and Ms Abby Mosedale then discussed their evaluation of the RTP program using a realist evaluation framework. The session was moderated by Associate Professor Yvonne Zurynski from the NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health Systems Sustainability.

Our speakers:

Professor S. S. Vasan

Professor Vasan is the WA Department of Health’s Director of Medical Research and Innovation. Previously he was the CSIRO’s COVID-19 Science Leader, and has also worked for the Health Protection Agency, Public Health England and the NHS as Customer Delivery Director for Hampshire. A former McKinsey consultant and Rhodes scholar, he has a doctorate from Oxford and an honorary chair in health sciences at York.

Associate Professor Delia Hendrie

Associate Professor Hendrie is a health economist and teaching/research academic in the School of Population Health at Curtin University. She participates in both research-driven and demand-driven research across several program areas relating to the economics of health service organisation and service delivery and the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of healthcare interventions. She has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented works at many national and international conferences, and her contributions have earned recognition from subject experts around the world.

Ms Abby Mosedale

Abby Mosedale holds a teaching focused position at Curtin university in the School of Population Health. She holds a master’s degree in health administration from Curtin University as well as a Bachelor of Nursing, with experience in critical care. Abby is a PhD candidate with a special interest in the complexity of health system sustainability, research translation and realist evaluation.

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