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Scientific Advisory Panel

CLAHRC SY have appointed an external Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) to provide expert input into our programme. They act as a source of independent advice with regard to scientific quality, the scope, sustainability and impact of CLAHRC research and implementation activities. Each SAP member is internationally renowned in their area of expertise.

Terms of reference for the advisory panel are available here

Dr. Ian Graham

Dr. Ian Graham is Vice-President of the Knowledge Translation and Public Outreach Portfolio at Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  At CIHR, he is responsible for knowledge translation, partnerships and citizen engagement, communication and public outreach, and pan-institute affairs and initiatives. Dr Graham is on leave from his position as Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, University of Ottawa and Senior Social Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He holds cross-appointments in the Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology & Community Medicine and is an adjunct associate professor in the School of Nursing at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.  Dr. Graham obtained a B.A. in sociology from McGill University, an M.A. in sociology from the University of Victoria, and a Ph.D. in medical sociology from McGill University.  

Dr. Graham's research has largely focused on knowledge translation (the process of research use) and conducting applied research on strategies to increase implementation of research findings and evidence-based practice. He has also advanced KT science through the developed two planned action models, the Ottawa Model of Research Use and more recently the Knowledge to Action Model, as well as the Practice Guideline Evaluation and Adaptation Cycle.  Specific research projects have related to the adaptation, implementation, and quality appraisal of clinical practice guidelines, as well as the uptake of guidelines and decision support tools by practitioners. He has published over 200 peer reviewed papers. He is co-editor of Knowledge Translation in Health Care published by Wiley-Blackwell (2009).

dr ian graham

Professor Andreas Laupacis

Professor Andreas Laupacis has a longstanding and broad interest in clinical epidemiology and health sciences research. More recently he has become interested in health policy and public engagement in health policy and HAS developed a website about important health care issues, aimed at the general public: www.healthydebate.ca.

Andreas is also interested in the role of patients in setting research priorities, and is working with patients on dialysis to determine their research priorities.

prof. andreas laupacis

Dr. John Ovretveit

Dr John Ovretveit is Director of Research and Professor of “health care innovation implementation and evaluation” at the Medical Management Centre, The Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and previously Professor of Health Policy and Management at Bergen University Medical School, Norway and at the Nordic School of Public Health, Gothenburg, Sweden.
John’s work is based on the belief that organisation and management can bring out the best and worst in people, and that the right organisation design is critical for effective healthcare. A theme underlying his work is how practical research can contribute both to better care for patients and to “healthy work organization”. His current research examines implementation of management and organisation improvements, and clinical care coordination for safety and lower costs. His research publications on leading value improvement explore the costs and savings of quality improvements. Some earlier work describes action evaluation methods for giving rapid feedback for service providers and policy-makers to improve their services and assessing the role of context on implementation. He has worked most of his career on research which makes both a practical and scientific contribution and is interested in methods which make this possible.

John is a Norwegian-Brit with expertise in the fields of health service quality, health management, organisation, evaluation, interprofessional cooperation and health reforms. He has undertaken health evaluation and development projects in a number of African countries, Yemen, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Baltic countries and the USA.

Translations of some of his 280 scientific papers and books have been made into eight languages. Six books have won publications awards including twice winner of the European Health Management Association Award and the Baxter health publication of the year prize for “Action Evaluation” (2002) and “Health Service Quality” (1992). He is currently a reviewer for and editorial board member of eight scientific health journals and a board member of the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organisation International and of the UK NHS national research and commissioning programme for service and delivery and organisation.
Website: http://public.me.com/johnovr

dr john overeit



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CLAHRC SY would also like to acknowledge the participation and resources of our partner organisations. Further details can be found here

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