Implementation Seminar Series 2020

The NIHR ARC EoE runs an Implementation Fellowship featuring a series of open seminars in which speakers discuss an aspect of research implementation in which they are internationally preeminent.


Seminar 1: Annette Boaz 5th March 2020, The role of context in implementing research evidence

This session will make a case for the importance of context in implementing research evidence. It will argue that research evidence often ‘lands’ in practice settings in a state of bewilderment. Drawing on recent examples of implementing research evidence, it will highlight the wide range of contextual factors that can trip up even the best laid implementation plans. In particular, it will highlight the role of theory in generating deeper insights into contextual factors. Finally, it will consider how research developed in local contexts can sometimes be better equipped to generate research evidence that meet local needs.

Seminar 2: Peter Beresford 9th April 2020, Engaging people and communities in implementation

The aim of this session will be to explore how inclusive involvement, which we often think about in terms of planning, research and evaluation can also extend to the key stage of implementation in provision and practice. It will draw on experience working to achieve this in both user-led and collaborative schemes and initiatives and hopefully help us better understand both drivers and blockers and help participants address the issue in their own particular work.  

Seminar 3: Lesley Wye 7th May 2020, Implementation from the perspective of a knowledge mobilisation fellow

So what do I do? Perspectives of a knowledge mobiliser   We all want our research to make a difference. But how does that happen? Who needs to be involved? What are the first steps? What helps and what makes it harder? In this talk, NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellow Dr Lesley Wye will draw on 20+ years of experience of making change happen (and sometimes studying it!) within various sectors including healthcare, commissioning, charities and even the NIHR itself.

Seminar 4: Dr Nick Andrews 4th June 2020 Introducing the DEEP approach to knowledge mobilisation

It is important to understand that DEEP is an approach to knowledge mobilisation not a method or intervention. It is as much about ways of being as it is about ways of doing and was developed through a participatory action research project funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Health and Care Research Wales from 2014 to 2016. It has since been applied across a range of local authorities, social care and community organisations in Wales and Scotland.