Implementation in health care and society

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The Implementation Research Group at Linköping University engages more than a dozen researchers (senior and junior researchers, postdocs, and PhD students) organized by a core team of dedicated researchers.

During the last ten years, Linköping University has generated comprehensive research in implementation science and become an established an implementation science hub in Sweden and the Nordic countries, with extensive collaboration and impact on global level.

Our research

Our research engages researchers from medical, technical and social sciences, encompassing a broad range of implementation projects, e.g. health promotion in primary care, internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy, use of mHealth/eHealth in routine healthcare, organizational and workplace changes and patient participation in implementation processes. We conduct studies in numerous setting such as specialist healthcare, primary care and social care, child and school health care.

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Implementation - Theory and application in health care

The implementation research program at Linköping University offers a highly acclaimed annual course at postgraduate level. The course, "Implementation - Theory and Application in Healthcare" (5 credits), is open also for post-doc researchers. The course is given yearly since 2011. Teachers in the course are both from Linköping University and other universities. The course has garnered highly favourable course assessments and attracts PhD students from across Sweden as well as participants from the neighbouring Nordic countries. 

This PhD-level course provides a broad introduction to the development of implementation science and the research conducted in this field. The aim is to increase understanding of the challenges of implementation in healthcare and convey in-depth knowledge concerning theories, models and frameworks that are of practical use in the participants’ own implementation studies.

The course is taught in English. Work is conducted on half-time basis and course participants meet in Linköping on three occasions for lectures and group discussions. Course materials are studied in between these meetings. 

Course Registration

The next course will be given in autumn 2021 with on-site meetings 2-3 September, 29 September - 1 October, 16 November. Registration is now open. Register here, no later than 31st May.

In the registration form you will be asked to provide a short description of your PhD project (300-350 words).

The course is open for PhD students and post-doc researchers.  There are in total 20 places available, and priority is given to students who are registered for PhD studies.

Notifications of acceptance will be provided at the end of June.

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Jennifer Leeman, Barbara Baquero, Miriam Bender, Mimi Choy-Brown, Linda K. Ko, Per Nilsen, Mary Wangen, Sarah A. Birken (2019)

Preventive Medicine , Vol.129 Continue to DOI

Ann Catrine Eldh, Joan Almost, Kara DeCorby-Watson, Wendy Gifford, Gill Harvey, Henna Hasson, Deborah Kenny, Sheila Moodie, Lars Wallin, Jennifer Yost (2017)

BMC Health Services Research , Vol.17 Continue to DOI

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