Réunion Scientifique RESHAPE
30 avril à 12h30 :
- Jenny Mc Sharry de Galway : « Stakeholder engagement in health behaviour change research : Approaches and considerations »
A key challenge for healthcare systems is the substantial gap between research evidence and routine practice, as emphasised by the World Health Organisation “neglecting implementation challenges costs lives and money”. The need to bridge the research-practice gap has led to increased emphasis by funders and policy makers on implementation and knowledge translation methods and the inclusion of stakeholders, and members of the public, in the conduct of research.
This presentation will describe case-examples of stakeholder engagement at the Health Behaviour Change Research Group at the National University of Ireland, Galway and discuss approaches and considerations for involving stakeholders in research.
Dr Jenny Mc Sharry is a chartered Health Psychologist and lecturer in the School of Psychology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Jenny is the Assistant Director of the Health Behaviour Change Research Group, an international centre of excellence in health behaviour change intervention development, evaluation and implementation. Jenny leads a programme of research that takes a systematic approach to behaviour change to address current health priorities and healthcare challenges. Jenny has a particular interest in implementation science, and the application of behaviour change to promote the uptake of research into practice.