Conference Program

Day 1: 25 October 2012







Opening Plenary

Rooms 105 & 106

Welcome to the 1st Biennial Australian Implementation Conference
Dr Robyn Mildon, Director Knowledge Exchange and Implementation, Parenting Research Centre


Keynote Speaker

Rooms 105 & 106

Why Good Ideas Fail…and how we can do better: The role of implementation in connecting knowledge to practice
Brian BumbargerFounding Director of the Evidence Prevention and Intervention Support Centre, Penn State University, USA



Sponsored by Wanslea Family Services


Invited Speaker

Rooms 105 & 106

Implementation in Aboriginal communities 
Pat Anderson, Chairperson of The Lowitja Institute: Australia’s National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research


Concurrent Session 1A

Room 105 & 106

Research based Implementation frameworks

Paper # 137: Using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) for informing implementation
Dr Denise O’Connor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Paper # 143: Designing implementation interventions: a systematic and theory informed method
Dr Simon French, University of Melbourne

Paper # 158: Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes and it's complications: The global spread and dissemination of effective programs
Professor Brian Oldenburg, School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University


Concurrent Session 1B

Room 104

Implementing in complex settings

Paper # 161: Implementation in complex environments “ the relevance and application of implementation models for programs supporting Aboriginal families involved with the child protection system in the Northern Territory
Professor Fiona Arney, Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of SA

Paper # 20: Policy goes bush - implementing reforms to service delivery in Indigenous remote communities
Brian Gleeson, Coordinator General for Remote Indigenous Services

Paper # 31: Raising the village: Strengthening the development system to foster pathways to wellbeing for socially disadvantaged communities
Professor Ross Homel AO, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Griffith University


Concurrent Session 1C

Room 103

Fidelity and human factors

Paper # 106: Implementing the Human Factor; Relationships in implementation practice and evaluation
Professor Ilan Katz, Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW

Paper # 27: The implementation of evidence-based programs in the Scandinavian welfare state regime - fidelity under pressure
Bianca Albers, Family and Evidence Center Copenhagen

Paper # 77: Implementation of guidelines-based clinical protocols: Rigorous evaluation of a simple, highly effective, multi-disciplinary approach
Professor Sandy Middleton, Nursing Research Institute


Concurrent Session 1D

Rooms 102

Implementation research in sector specific settings

Paper # 40: Outside the silo: How do we conduct implementation research in 'hard to reach' and vulnerable populations?
Carol Hope, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, QUT

Paper # 86: What have we learnt about secondary school mental health initiatives after more than a decade of implementation and dissemination? Learnings from MindMatters
Tracy Zilm, Principals Australia Institute

Paper # 17: The Documentation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Reporting, Training, Teamwork, and Supervision (DMERTTS) Framework: Supporting Implementation Fidelity in Community-Based Settings
Dr Stewart Redshaw, Mercy Family Services

Sponsored by SDN Children's Services




Keynote Speaker

Rooms 105 & 106

Implementation Research and Practice: If We Want More Evidence-Based Practice, We Need More Practice-Based Evidence
Professor Lawrence Green, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the School of Medicine, University of California, USA


Concurrent Session 2A

Room 105 & 106

Identifying and overcoming barriers

Paper # 87: Dissemination challenges for programs targeting complex issues: Lessons learn
Professor Sharon Dawe, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University

Paper # 93: Developing the FootyFirst program and implementation plan to maximise the public health benefit
Alex Donaldson, Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, Monash University

Paper # 16: Depression screening in low vision services: exploring barriers to implementation using a theoretical framework
Gwyneth Rees, Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne


Concurrent Session 2B

Room 104

Barriers and facilitators

Paper # 74: Signposts in Singapore: The hand that turns the wheel:  Human, a key factor to effective implementation
Nasriah Nasir, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Paper # 46: Barriers and enablers to implementation within a place-based community partnership approach
Jennifer Lorains, The Royal Children’s Hospital Centre for Community Child Health

Paper # 110: Strong Schools Safe Kids: Building school capacity to effectively implement an evidence-based whole-school approach to bullying
Dr Natasha Pearce, Edith Cowan University


Concurrent Session 2C

Room 103

Understanding organisational factors influencing implementation

Paper # 133: Understanding the individual and organisational factors influencing the management of patients with mild traumatic brain injury in the emergency department: a qualitative study to inform the development of an implementation intervention
Marije Bosch, Monash University

Paper # 140: Variations in speed and nature of antenatal magnesium guideline implementation for protecting babies’ brains
Philippa Middleton, Australian Research Centre for Health of Women and Babies, University of Adelaide

Paper # 60: “You go in there and fight the good fight”: Factors impacting policy and project development and use of evidence in an Australian health policy environment
Pauline Zardo, Monash University


Concurrent Session 2D

Rooms 102

Engaging professions and organisations in change

Paper # 108: Social Workers’ Views on the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice
Dr Debbie Plath, Research Consultant

Paper # 131: Multi-organisational collaboration programs: The inter-play between structural and cultural enablers through the stages of the implementation journey
Tanya James, Blue Mountains City Council

Paper # 103: Implementing a new model of clinical education for social work: lessons from the health services and statutory child welfare sectors
Sevi Vassos, Department of Social Work, University of Melbourne




Concurrent Session 3A

Rooms 105 & 106

Working toward effective implementation in complex youth and family support settings

Paper # 129: Evidence-based treatment and early intervention for youth with complex psychosocial needs: an innovative approach to program design and implementation in youth-focused service settings
Dr Penny Mitchell, YSAS

Paper # 91: Rethinking our work: a framework that identifies implementation ˜phases” and enables a strategic approach to facilitation
Andrea Krelle, Centre for Adolescent Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital and Helen Butler, Australian Catholic University

Paper # 99: Building Family Skills Together: Key learning from a project that aimed to implement an evidence -based family intervention in the Continuing Care Team of an Adult Mental Health Service
Brendan O'Hanlon, The Bouverie Centre

Paper # 83: The Beacon Systemic Implementation Strategy: Involving families in core practice across the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), Mental Health (MH) and Gambler’s Help (GH) sectors
Shane Weir, The Bouverie Centre


Concurrent Session 3B

Room 104

Applying implementation principles and processes in practice

Paper # 136: The ALIGN implementation strategy: Using theory and empirical research to design a strategy to support physiotherapy and chiropractic uptake of evidence-based guidelines for acute low-back pain
Dr Denise O’Connor, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

Paper # 85: Improving the management of urinary incontinence for men undergoing radical prostatectomy: an NHMRC Translating Research Into Practice Fellowship project
Dr Andrew Hirschhorn, School of Science and Health, University of Western Sydney

Paper # 53: Introduction of new health technologies and clinical practices: implementation of a policy for transparent, accountable, evidence-based decision-making
Associate Professor Claire Harris, Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Southern Health


Concurrent Session 3C

Room 103

Designing policies and programs to improve implementation

Paper # 57: Implementing Signposts in Singapore: Think big, start small and dig deep - An evolving Journey
Hui Nee Tang, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Paper # 157: Using implementation science to address the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families raising children with autism
Dr Melinda Polimeni, Parenting Research Centre

Paper # 48: ‘Core of Life’ – designing and implementing culturally respectful pregnancy and parenting programs for youth 
Tracy Smith, Youth and Family Education Resources


Concurrent Session 3D

Room 102

Social and environmental factors as barriers and facilitators

Paper # 65: Diagnosing the Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Medical Nutrition Therapy evidence-practice gap: informing a project to translate guidelines into practice
Dr Shelley Wilkinson, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Mater Mother’s Hospital

Paper # 12: Facilitating the translation of evidence-informed policy into practice: A Network approach to chronic health conditions in Western Australia
Dr Andrew Briggs, Department of Health (WA)

Paper # 28: Power In Community Safety Promotion Networks: If You Want Something Done Ask Someone Who Is Already Busy?
Dr Dale Hanson, James Cook University


Poster Sessions

Conference Foyer

Poster Group 1

Poster # 13: A systematic review of computer- and internet-based based prevention programs for alcohol and other drug use in schools
Katrina Champion, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre

Poster # 54: Development of an evidence-based model for effective, sustainable and appropriate process change
Associate Professor Claire Harris, Centre for Clinical Effectiveness, Southern Health

Poster # 96: Building Implementation Skills Together: collaboration, innovation and evaluation in the implementation of an evidence-based family psycho-educational program Building Family Skills Together Mind - in the NGO sector
Associate Professor Carol Harvey, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne

Poster # 116: Implementation of clinical guidelines in Australian rural dialysis centres using psychological theory for implementing evidence
Dr Michelle Irving, School of Public Health, University of Sydney

Poster # 128: How NGOs currently implement family support services, and how it could be better -an Australian perspective
Jennifer Flynn, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Poster # 134: How to define “local best practice” to guide evaluation of implementation: a practical, stepped and interactive process
Marije Bosch, Monash University

Poster # 144: Enhancing Children’s Early Learning in the Home: A Collaborative Approach to Developing Implementable Programs
Associate Professor Jan Matthews, Parenting Research Centre

Poster # 147: The implementation of Triple P Positive Parenting Program: An analysis of practitioner group-training outcomes in Canada, Australia and the UK
Dr Suvena Sethi, School of Psychology, University of Queensland

Poster Group 2

Poster # 39: Community Australian Football coach and sports trainer knowledge about and attitudes towards the Australian Football League (AFL) concussion guidelines: Implications for guideline implementation
Dr Peta White, Monash Injury Research Institute, Monash University

Poster # 41: Implementation ecology: towards a shared understanding of the people, policies and places that drive quality improvement in early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Australia
Rachel Flottman, University of Melbourne

Poster # 42: The role of educators interpretation in early childhood education and care policy implementation: a direction for future research
Rachel Flottman, University of Melbourne

Poster # 64: Tackling mental health in schools - the KidsMatter Primary journey so far
Dr Lyn O’Grady, Australian Psychological Society, Chris Champion and Jeremy Hurley, Principals Australia Institute

Poster # 78: Did perceived barriers and enablers identified pre-study align with actual barriers and enablers reported post-implementation?: Results from the Quality in Acute Stroke Care Trial
Professor Sandy Middleton, Nursing Research Institute

Poster # 102: Bulundidi Gudaga: Implementation of a sustained home visiting program for Aboriginal mothers and their infants
Dr Lynn Kemp, Centre for Health Equity Training & Evaluation, University of NSW

Poster # 112: Implementing innovations in public good health care: How does commercialisation occur when commercial imperatives are absent?
Jenny Brands, Menzies School of Health Research

Poster # 141: Six steps to ensure the failure of health promotion in the early years
Associate Professor Colin MacDougall, Flinders University

Poster # 149: Results in 140 characters or less: Social media use for sharing the evidence
Kara DeCorby,

5.30 -7.30pm

Welcome Reception

Conference Foyer