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Trevor Waring Memorial Lecture 2020

Please join us for a special event at Noah's on the Beach featuring internationally recognised expert in implementation science and knowledge translation, and 2020 Trevor Waring Expert in Residence, Dr Melanie Barwick.

Dr Barwick will deliver a keynote address Doing better: What the science of implementation can tell us about changing practice. The presentation will introduce implementation science, describe why we fail at implementing evidence into practice, and how implementation science can help us do better at practice change.

Registration is essential as seats are limited. *Refreshments provided including light lunch.

Noah's on the Beach, 29 Zaara Street, Newcastle

Event program:
9:50am arrival for 10:00am start
10:00 -10:30am –Welcome and introductions
10:30 - 11:30am – Melanie Barwick lecture
11:30am-12:00pm – Q&A session
12:00pm - 2:00pm – Light lunch and networking

Who is the lecture suited for?

  • Anyone who is focussed on delivering research, which is designed to have impact and translate evidence into practice.
  • Researchers and organisations, which deliver services based on evidence and science in the fields of:
    - health
    - mental health and wellbeing
    - education
    - social sciences.
  • Academics keen to increase the impact potential of their research.
  • Program leaders and managers keen to learn more about best practice for knowledge translation and implementation science.

What are the key learnings from the lecture?

  • Receive an introduction to the basic foundations of implementation science, including knowledge translation strategies and applications.
  • Learn some of the common mistakes made when undertaking translational research and how knowledge translation plays a vital role in effective research.
  • Learn best practice standards when it comes to implementation science and knowledge translation.
  • Understand how practice change and implementation can support putting evidence into practice.
  • All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych

Dr Barwick is a registered psychologist and Senior Scientist in the Research Institute at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada, with affiliations to the SickKids’ Learning Institute and SickKids Centre for Global Child Health. She is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, and Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She is a Governing Board Director for Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO), Associate Editor for the journal, Evidence & Policy, and on the Editorial Board of Implementation Research and Practice (IRaP).

Dr Barwick is an internationally recognised expert in implementation science and knowledge translation (KT), working in many areas of health, mental health, and global health. Her research aims to improve the implementation of evidence into practice and community and to broaden the reach of evidence more generally to support decision making, practice, policy, knowledge and awareness. She developed and provides professional development in KT internationally through the Specialist Knowledge Translation Training™ and the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate™ ( The KTPC is recognized as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada and has over 380 graduates worldwide. Since 2004, SKTT™ and affiliated program, SKTTAustralia™, have trained over 3000 learners internationally.

Please register below.


February 4, 2020
10:00am - 2:00pm


This event is free to attend however registration is essential as seats are limited.