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SPARK Webinar - Connecting with Evidence in Practice

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Have you ever discovered exciting new research or innovative approaches that you're eager to integrate into your own practice or share with your team, but you're unsure of how to effectively implement them?  

Join us for the first SPARK webinar of 2024 to hear distinguished experts and seasoned practitioners share their knowledge and experiences enhancing evidence-based practice.

This interactive session will feature a panel discussion, enriched with real-world experiences and insightful case studies that illustrate the practical challenges and strategies in applying research findings to tangible practice.   

Panellists include: 

  • Dr Chez Leggatt-Cook and Jacob Rynne from Uniting Care Community, sharing their experiences implementing and evaluating evidence-based practice in their Men Choosing Change program.  
  • Michele Robinson, Director, Evidence to Action at ANROWS, talking about knowledge translation theory and practice. 
  • Marg Stott, Practice, Implementation and Development Advisor sharing her experiences implementing evidence in practice across Australia.

More panellists to be announced soon!  

You will have the opportunity to ask questions to deepen your understanding and explore some of the complexities of this work.   

Furthermore, the event will mark the launch of a series of factsheets and and a reflective practice tool, designed to equip you with knowledge you need to bridge the gap between evidence and action.  

Don't miss this chance to connect with like-minded individuals and expand your professional toolkit. 

Event Details

Event Date: Thursday, 30 May 2024
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm AEST (Queensland time)
Location: Online

        Who should attend

        This event is targeted at all levels of the workforce. 

        About the speakers

        Chez Leggart-Cook 

        Chez has an undergraduate degree in Organisational Psychology and a PhD in Sociology from Massey University, New Zealand, and has been working as a researcher in service delivery environments for 14 years. She is currently employed as Research & Knowledge Translation Manager in UnitingCare's Family & Disability Services area. She supports research partnerships and projects across diverse areas including domestic and family violence, child protection, loneliness, disability and staff wellbeing. Chez is passionate about co-design and participatory methods, knowledge translation and making research accessible to end-users. 

        Jacob Rynne 

        Jacob became motivated to work in the DFV sector after witnessing the culture of gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea. Jacob spent several years working as a Men's Behaviour Change Facilitator and generalist counsellor in the Ipswich region, and recently had the opportunity to redesign parts of UnitingCare QLD's MBC program.

        Michele Robinson 

        Michele Robinson is the Director, Evidence to Action at Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, a role she has held since 2017. Michele has more than 20 years’ experience in building knowledge partnerships and developing strategies for the translation, application and exchange of research findings in the domestic, family and sexual violence (DFSV) sector. She has provided strategic advice to Government on legal, policy and cultural initiatives to prevent DFSV. This work is grounded in her experience managing the impact of changes produced by such initiatives, and bridging gaps between policy and practice, and across sectors. 

        Marg Stott 

        Marg Stott is a registered Psychologist, and Practice, Implementation and Development Advisor with OzChild. She brings years of experience in the field of Implementation Science, more specifically evidence synthesis and knowledge translation within the human services sector. Her areas of expertise include program design and development, and the implementation of quality assurance processes to embed and sustain behaviour change, including implementing evidenced based training and coaching models to support practitioners’ skill development and acquisition. Marg is a member of the Motivational Network of Trainers in the US and is highly skilled at facilitating change at both the client and organisational levels. She has presented at conferences on implementation, and recently developed a series of videos for Beyond Blue and Early Childhood Australia to support the national implementation of their ‘Be You’ program to support educators and children’s wellbeing. She is passionate about getting the evidence of ‘what works’ into the hands of practitioners to help improve the lives of children, young people and families.

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