Implementation science

Implementation Science is a fast-growing interdisciplinary research field. In order to achieve quality of care, we need to increase our knowledge on the mechanisms of why and how innovations and new research is implemented in routine health care. I am specifically interested in the implementation of innovative solutions in mental health promotion.


I am a behavioural scientist with focus on health and psychology. I have an MSc Health Psychology from the University of the West of England and have worked at Aneurin Bevan Health Board and South Gloucester Primary Care Trust in the UK. My thesis investigated the implementation of novel collaborative models aiming to facilitate health promotion practice in primary care in Sweden.

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  • BSc Psychology, University of South Wales, UK, 2005
  • MSc Health Psychology, University of the West of England, UK, 2007
  • PhD, Implementation of coordinated health lifestyle promotion in primary care: process and outcomes, Linköping University, 2015

Fields of Teaching

  • Implementation – Theory and Application in Healthcare, PhD level
  • Implementation, master level
  • Health promotion in health care, master level
  • Health inequalities, master level
  • Supervision of master and doctoral students


  • Implementation Science Group, Linköping university
  • European Implementation Collaborative
  • Nordic Implementation Research Group
  • Implementation Research group
  • MoBILE research program

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Kristin Thomas, Preben Bendtsen, Barbro Krevers (2014)

Patient Education and Counseling , Vol.97 , s.283-290 Continue to DOI

Marcus Bendtsen, Ulrika Müssener, Catharina Linderoth, Kristin Thomas (2020)

JMIR mhealth and uhealth , Vol.8 Continue to DOI

Kristin Thomas, Evalill Nilsson, Karin Festin, Pontus Henriksson, Mats Lowén, Marie Löf, Margareta Kristenson (2020)

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , Vol.17 Continue to DOI



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