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Implementation in the real world of aged and community care

Bolton Clarke Research Institute - Symposium 2024 

It takes an average of 17 years for research evidence to reach practice - and even then, only one in five interventions makes it to routine clinical care. So how can we help bridge the gap between what we know and what we do?

On 22nd March 2024, the Bolton Clarke Research Institute hosted esteemed national and international speakers for a Virtual Symposium, as they shared knowledge and discussed the complexities and opportunities for implementation of evidence into practice in the aged care sector.

Recordings from the event are available below or via the playlist.

Anthony Crawford
22 March 2024
Welcome and Opening Address
Professor Judy Lowthian, Head of Research & Principal Research Fellow, Bolton Clarke, welcomes attendees to the symposium, and introduces Chair of the Bolton Clarke Board, Tony Crawford, who provides an opening address underscoring the importance of implementation in the current aged care context.
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22 March 2024
Implementation sustainability: A case study
Dr Claudia Meyer, Senior Research Fellow at Bolton Clarke Research Institute, unpacks the implementation and sustainability of Bolton Clarke's co-designed Enabling Choices tool for people with dementia and their carers.
Dr Kate Smith
22 March 2024
Collaborations for co-design and timely translation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander aged care research
This presentation described the engagement processes that can be employed to fast-track research findings into aged care policy and practice. The recording of Dr Kate Smith’s presentation is unable to be shared however you can read more at the links provided.
Ali Hutchinson
22 March 2024
Harnessing technology to facilitate evidence implementation in health and aged care
This presentation discussed some of the innovative approaches to evidence implementation in health and aged care that she is currently studying. The recording of Professor Alison Hutchinson’s presentation is unable to be shared however, you can read more about the work at the links provided.
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22 March 2024
Session 1: Panel discussion - Implementation at the frontline
Chaired by Dr Rajna Ogrin, Senior Research Fellow at Bolton Clarke Research Institute, join panellists Dr Claudia Meyer, Bolton Clarke Research Institute; Dr Kate Smith, University of Western Australia, and Prof Alison Hutchinson, Deakin University & Barwon Health, to discuss Implementation at the Frontline.
Sue Gordon
22 March 2024
Enabling knowledge translation in the aged care workforce
Professor Sue Gordon, Research Director at ARIIA, presents on how ARIIA is enabling knowledge translation in the aged care workforce.
Natasha Ploenges
22 March 2024
The Medical Research Future Fund and Research Translation
Ms Natasha Ploenges, CEO, and Dr Ragini Singh, Director Policy and Support, from the Health and Medical Research Office, Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, present on the opportunities provided by the Medical Research Future Fund to support research translation.
Paul Chadwick
22 March 2024
Behaviour change enables a learning organisation
Dr Paul Chadwick, Director of Behaviour is Everything, unpacks the importance of behaviour change in enabling a learning organisation.
Judy Lowthian
22 March 2024
Session 2: Panel discussion - Where to next?
Chaired by Prof Judy Lowthian, Head of Research at Bolton Clarke, join panellists Prof Sue Gordon, Research Director, ARIIA; Ms Natasha Ploenges and Dr Ragini Singh, Health and Medical Research Officer, Department of Health and Aged Care; and Dr Paul Chadwick, Director Behaviour is Everything, to discuss Where to Next for Implementation in Aged and Community Care.
Carly Meyer
22 March 2024
Closing remarks
Dr Carly Meyer, Senior Research Fellow, Bolton Clarke Research Institute, and Ms Deidre McGill, Chief Operating Officer, Home and Community Support at Bolton Clarke, sum up the learnings from the Symposium in the Closing Remarks.