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Maureen Dobbins – Facilitating evidence-informed public health decision making: Lessons learned from a Canadian journey

Maureen Dobbins – Facilitating evidence-informed public health decision making: Lessons learned from a Canadian journey

Maureen DobbinsThe keynote speaker is Dr Maureen Dobbins, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, McMaster University, Canada.  Maureen has concentrated her research efforts on understanding knowledge transfer and exchange and evidence-informed decision making among public health decision makers in Canada.

The most significant product from her research has been the development and launch in 2005 of this web site, a registry housing all reviews evaluating the effectiveness of public health and health promotion interventions published since 1985.The value of this registry is that it meets the need for a single source of high quality effectiveness evidence in public health/health promotion; a need clearly articulated by Canadian public health decision makers. forms the backbone of a comprehensive, national knowledge transfer and exchange strategy that is being implemented and evaluated on public health decision makers at all levels across Canada.Efforts are ongoing to continually improve this site and work collaboratively with public health decision makers to facilitate evidence-informed public health practice.
There will also be short presentations from researchers from the University of Stirling and Health Improvement Scotland (HIS).  Dr Ruth Jepson; Karen Ritchie (HIS); Nicola Ring and Prof Brian Williams.


Maureen Dobbins: Lessons Learned over a Decade of knowledge translation research in public health in Canada
Nicola Ring – Evidence Synthesis: Using Qualitative Evidence to Understand RCT Implementation
Ruth Jepson – Methods of Synthesising Qualitative Evidence for Policy and Health Technology Assessments: A case study in knowledge transfer
Karen Ritchie – Synthesising Qualitative Research for HTA
Brian Williams – Embracing Heterogeneity in Evidence Synthesis to Inform Intervention Development




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