|Professor Jeremy Grimshaw|
Currently, clinical practitioners' uptake of best evidence from research is patchy. Global evidence of failure to translate research findings into clinical practice suggests that acting on research findings is a fundamental challenge for healthcare systems to optimise care, outcomes and costs. Research translation science (also known as implementation science and knowledge translation science) is a relatively new field of health services research. It is the scientific study of the determinants, processes and outcomes of research translation in order to develop a generalisable empirical and theoretical basis to optimise implementation activities. NTRI and the Australasian Cochrane Centre are co-hosting visiting academic Jeremy Grimshaw, who will provide a personal perspective about the scope of research translation science and key challenges facing the field at present. First seminar is 11 Feb, 12-1 pm, AMREP seminar room.