The Rule rather than the Exception: Embedding Implementation Research in Population Science and Health Services Research to Promote Effective Translation

The ESPRIT team are proud to host an implementation science seminar on the 28th of November 2018. 

The purpose of this seminar is to encourage researchers, health professionals and policy makers to explore implementation questions within their own field of research or health care setting.

This seminar will be led by national and international experts in the field of implementation research. With a focus on implementation strategies and research methods, this seminar will offer practical advice to participants trying to study or implement interventions. It will also be an opportunity for researchers, health practitioners and policymakers to share their knowledge, and capacity to enhance implementation research in Ireland.

Resgister for the event here.

The programme for the day is as follows:




Welcome and Seminar Overview

Prof Patricia Kearney

Session 1: Chair - Dr Martin Davoren


Introduction to Implementation Science: Definitions and scope in the field

Dr Cynthia Vison, Senior Advisor for Implementation Science in Division of Cancer Control and Population Science, US


Implementation Strategies to Promote Research Translation: What we know and what we need to know

Prof Byron Powell, Assistant Professor, Gillings School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, US

11.25-11.40 Coffee Break

Session 2: Chair - Dr Sheena McHugh


Advancing sustainability research within implementation science

Prof Rachel Shelton, Assistant Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, US


We Can Quit2 (WCQ2): A pilot cluster randomized trial of a community-based smoking cessation intevrention for disadvantaged women in Ireland

Prof Catherine Hayes, Associate Professor/ Specialist in Public Health, Trinity College Dublin

12.50-13.35 Lunch & Networking

Session 3: Chair- Dr Catherine Hayes


Developing and implementing the CHErIsH (Choosing Health Eating for Infant Health) intervention in primary care

Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Public Health, University College Cork


Stakeholder engagement in implementation research

Ms Amber Haley, PHD Researcher, Gillings School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina, US


Mixed method evaluation of alcohol policy implementation in Ireland

Dr Martin Davoren, Executive Director, Sexual Health Centre, Cork


Feasibility trail of an implementation strategy to improve uptake of diabetic retinopathy screening

Dr Sheena McHugh, Research Fellow, School of Public Health, University College Cork




Panel Discussion & Q&A


Closing Remarks

ESPRIT Research Group

UCC School of Public Health, Western Gateway Building, Western Road, Cork,