Sydney Health Partners’ Implementation Science Program is governed by three intersecting groups that bring together our clinical partners and an academic network, working in coordination with a steering committee to guide the program. 

The Health Service Partners Roundtable identifies evidence-practice gaps, significant opportunities for rapid translation, and Local Health District partner priorities for the Program. 

The Academic Network is responsible for harnessing academic expertise from across the University to progress an agenda for research, education and training initiatives. 

Together, these two groups work to address the concerns of key groups, both academic and clinical, regarding Implementation Science training and expertise through SHP.

Central to the program is the Community of Practice, where our members can network, learn and share knowledge about initiatives that translate evidence into practice. 

Both the Academic Network and the Health Service Partners Roundtable feed up into the Steering Committee, which provides integration and program oversight across the whole Implementation Science Program, including the allocation of resources and operational support.

 

Academic Network

The Academic Network is a small, collaborative group of academic partners who work together to: 

  • Identify significant opportunities for rapid translation and sets priorities for the Implementation Science program – particularly where SHP can value-add to priorities about implementation across health services
  • Provide timely advice about training and education needs in Implementation Science at postgraduate levels and with specific needs in mind (e.g. micro-credentialing)
  • Act as a key point of communication for engaging health professionals in a Community of Practice in Implementation Science
  • Provide health services and clinical expertise for the Implementation Science program more broadly.

The Academic Network is open to academic and research staff and students of the University of Sydney, interested in Implementation Science. 

Health Service Partners Roundtable

The Health Service Partners Roundtable is comprised of key stakeholders from our clinical partners. Its program of work includes:

  • Identifying evidence-practice gaps, significant opportunities for rapid translation and LHD partner priorities, helping us identify where the SHP Implementation Science program can add most value
  • Collaborating with the Academic Network to provide timely advice about training and education needs in Implementation Science and, where feasible, partner and facilitate the emerging research program
  • Acting as a key point of communication for engaging health professionals in a Community of Practice in Implementation Science
  • Providing health services and clinical expertise for the Implementation Science program more broadly.