Training and Events

Implementation Science Training In-Person Programme 5-7 July 2022

Location:  Conference Hall, Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork T12 X70A

Irish Implementation Science Training Institute 2022

The Irish Implementation Science Training Institute 2022, is a training course in implementation science, hosted by the newly formed Health Implementation Research Hub at the School of Public Health, University College Cork. Applications for this course have now closed.

What does the course involve?

The course has a blended format. Participants complete asynchronous online introductory modules over four months so you can work at your own pace followed by a 3-day face-to-face workshop facilitated by international experts in implementation science.

The online modules run over four months, and started in early March 2022.

Modules cover:

  • An introduction to dissemination and implementation research
  • Theories, model and frameworks in implementation science
  • Selecting and developing implementation strategies
  • Fidelity and adaptation
  • Measurement, study design and evaluation

Each module includes presentation(s), videos, readings and a reflection, to help you strengthen your project proposal. Following completion of the modules, a revised project proposal is required from each participant prior to the face-to-face workshop.


A 3-day face-to-face workshop* will run over 3 days from 5-7th July in the School of Public Health, University College Cork. During the workshop participants will engage in:

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


This training course will equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to undertake high-quality dissemination and implementation (D&I) research relevant to their field and identify gaps that warrant further exploration. Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge and skills to undertake high quality implementation research.
  • Get feedback on their implementation research project or plans from international experts
  • Have an opportunity to network with implementation researchers


*delivery of the in-person workshop is subject to COVID-19  public health guidelines. If there is any change to the delivery as planned the course organisers will contact participants.

Confirmed speakers and workshop leaders:

Byron Powell

Rachel Shelton

Cara Lewis

Jonathan Purtle

Geoff Curran

Jeremy Grimshaw

Michael Sykes

Callie Walsh-Bailey

Sheena McHugh

Jenny Mc Sharry

Susan Calnan

Fiona Riordan


Who is eligible?

A cohort of approximately 30 participants are accepted into the training course.

The training is open to PhD students, researchers, health professionals and health service management undertaking implementation research or evaluation across health care, public health, and community settings. Preference will be given to early and mid-career applicants who demonstrate potential for developing the field of implementation science within Ireland.

In addition, to be eligible, participants must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Feasible implementation research proposal to work on throughout the course. This should be a project the applicant is undertaking or seriously interested in conducting.
  2. Demonstrated experience and expertise in a health-related discipline (e.g., medicine, behavioural medicine, health psychology, pharmacy, nursing, medical anthropology, health economics, public health, health policy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietetics, dentistry, social sciences).
  3. Willing and able to pay their own travel expenses (round-trip, ground transportation, hotel accommodation, and evening meals) and attend and actively participate in the entire online and in-person training institute, if accepted.
  4. Attendance at the in-person training will NOT be permitted to those who have not actively participated and completed the required online course work.

How much does the course cost?

The total fee for the training course is €650, with a reduced rate for PhD students (€350)

How can I apply?

Applications are now closed.

  1. A 1.5- to 2-page project proposal describing the D&I research project you plan to conduct and will develop during this training. Describe the specific aims and general approach. In addition, please describe (a) the evidence-based practice or innovation you wish to implement (or that you wish to study within the context of a natural experiment of implementation or adaptation) or disseminate; (b) the type of implementation strategy or approach you envision (if you plan an interventional study); and (c) the type of evaluation or research plan you envision. NOTE: Papers longer than 2 pages will not be reviewed to ensure equity in the selection process. References are not required and will not count toward the page limit.
  2. A current curriculum vitae (CV) (max. 3 pages)
  3. A 300 word statement on what you hope to gain from the course

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by the start of February 2022.

**Please be sure to name all your files with your last name followed by an underscore and the type of document (see below). All documents must be either MS Word or Adobe PDF files.


If you have any questions about the course please contact Tania McCollum


Responses to a list of FAQ are available here: FAQ version 2.


Health Implementation Research Hub

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