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Implementation Science Training Institute Three-day training event: July 2022

25 Jul 2022


The Implementation Science Training Institute (ISTI) took place at Nano Nagle Place from July 5 to 7 as part the activities of the Health Implementation Research Hub at UCC’s School of Public Health.  

Twenty-four PhD students, researchers, academics, and practitioners from the Irish health service learned about the relatively new field of implementation research. 

The Implementation Science Training Institute (ISTI) is a blended training programme and participants had already completed online training modules. From July 5-7 they participated in three days of in-person training including: 

  • Specialised presentations from leaders in the field on advanced topics such as equity and implementation science, mechanisms of action, and implementation trial design and measurement 
  • Small group work and project feedback from expert facilitators 
  • Peer and facilitator networking 
  • Q&A with international experts 
  •  Mentoring opportunities 

The training programme was facilitated by national and international experts in implementation science including Byron Powell, Rachel Shelton, Cara Lewis, Geoff Curran, Jeremy Grimshaw, Sheena McHugh, Michael Sykes, Jenny Mc Sharry as well as researchers from the Health Implementation Research Hub, Fiona Riordan and Susan Calnan. The course was ably coordinated by Tanya van der Water and Tania McCollum from the School of Public Health.  

  • The Implementation Science Training Institute (ISTI) is funded by the Health Research Board Research Leader Award held by Dr Sheena McHugh, Senior Lecturer at the School of Public Health and programme director.  

The next training institute will run in 2024. To join the mailing list for updates, contact: 

Find out more about the Health Implementation Research Hub here or follow @HIRH_Ireland on Twitter. 

Health Implementation Research Hub

School of Public Health, Western Gateway Building, T12 XF62,