Implementation Science Group

Implementation Science is about supporting the implementation of evidence-informed change.

Understanding how to apply evidence to change practice in health and care crucial to improving the population’s health. Implementation Science provides this understanding and draws on a range of research methods, including mixed-methods, behaviour change, operational research, qualitative research and quality improvement. 

Our Implementation Science Group works across all our research themes, as well as working collaboratively with external partners such as the South West Academic Health Science Network, other institutions and other ARCs. 

The group works across three key areas: 

  • Research – developing new projects, supporting emerging projects and obtaining grant funding 
  • Improvement – working collaboratively with partner organisations to support the implementation of evidence-informed change 
  • Capacity-building – increasing the awareness and understanding of implementation science across the South West through running training sessions, postgraduate education and their ever-popular ‘Learning, Knowing, Doing’ seminar series.

Team members

Dr Iain Lang

Dr Iain Lang

Senior Lecturer in Public Health
Dr Jo Day

Dr Jo Day

Research Fellow
Dr Nick Axford

Dr Nick Axford

Implementation Lead and Associate Professor in Health Services Research
Dr Sarah Brand

Dr Sarah Brand

Senior Research Fellow in Implementation Science
Kath Wilkinson

Kath Wilkinson

Research Fellow

Projects

The University of Exeter and Care Homes Knowledge (ExCHANGE) Collaboration

Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes (STOPPING)

ExPERT – Exeter Policing, Evidence and Research Translation

The Care Home Implementation and Knowledge Mobilisation Project (CHIK-P)