The two-day event mixed lectures with discussions and group work, to support health professionals and health researchers to develop innovative research concepts that align with current clinical problems.
The Masterclass covered key facets of implementation science, such as implementation theories, models and frameworks, as well as methodology development, including study design selection and implementation strategy determination.

“The 2023 Masterclass graduates come from a range of medical, nursing, and allied health disciplines with projects spanning different clinical areas spread across our five partner LHDs,” said Associate Professor Leanne Hassett, who leads the Capacity and Capability initiative within Sydney Health Partners’ Implementation Science Academy.

“ We anticipate our graduates will be able to utilise the knowledge and skills from the workshop to use implementation science methods to progress their current projects, for future healthcare projects as well as increasing knowledge about implementation science within their teams.”

Participants said the Masterclass left them feeling inspired and ready to bridge the gap between research theory and practical application.

“For me, talking about stakeholder relationships and scalability were real lightbulb moments,” said participant Dr Sviatlana Kamarova.

“Involving stakeholders and looking at how scalable our practices will be, is something that we need to address much earlier in our research process.”

The Masterclass equipped the graduates with a strong foundation in implementation science and practical tools to take back to their teams.

“I’ve been reading for many months about implementation science and attending workshops or conferences, but being able to sit here and discuss it in groups with experts and grasping another perspective from purely an implementation perspective has just been so valuable,” said Masterclass graduate Jennifer Green.

“It’s been very enlightening and inspiring to see that there are common threads of thinking, despite people coming from very different backgrounds or different angles,” said Shane McAuliffe.

“Learning how to break things down into manageable steps and how to work smarter, not harder has been a lightbulb moment for me. Coming here was a no-brainer and it just made me hungry for more.”