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Innovation & Research Centre - Research, Knowledge Translation and Implementation Guide: Home

Outlines the steps of evidence-based practice. Looks at how to find, evaluate and implement research to ensure best-quality care is provided.

Welcome to the Innovation and Research Centre Guide

Welcome to the Community and Oral Health Innovation and Research Centre research, knowledge translation and implementation guide, a guide to help you learn more about implementation and knowledge translation frameworks and how they may help you find and use the best evidence to improve service outcomes for yourself, your team and your service consumers.

Click on the tabs above to find out more about:

  • Evidence Based Practice - What it is, and some tips and tricks on finding and using quality evidence
  • Quality Improvement - Structuring your QI project, where to start and how to measure if it has made a difference.
  • Research - Information and links to education and training sessions within Metro North Hospital and Health Service and externally
  • Implementation Science & Knowledge Translation - Adopting Evidence Based Practices necessitates change and here you will find information on frameworks to support you in this
  • Library Services - links to the COH library pages and resources

Fact Sheets

If you would like a brief introduction to the topics in this guide click on the links below to open the relevant fact sheet

Introducing the Innovation and Research Centre

The Community and Oral Health Innovation and Research Centre is based at 19th Avenue, Brighton Health Campus and the team contributes to and facilitates excellence in health care by building the capacity of Community and Oral Health and its staff to create and apply contemporary knowledge and innovation to meet the needs of the community we serve.

Who are we?
We are a highly skilled interprofessional team with knowledge and experience in evidence-based practice, service development, knowledge translation and research. Our team includes the following roles;

  • Director Innovation and Research
  • Clinical Assets
  • Clinical Evidence Development
  • Librarian
  • Research Development
  • Research Director
  • Service Development
  • Service Improvement

What we do

  • Assist teams to get evidence into practice by supporting the identification, sourcing and translating relevant knowledge
  • Facilitate research through support, education and mentoring
  • Review Models of Care to identify opportunities for improvement, investment and disinvestment
  • Assist with the development of contemporary models of care
  • Support service redesign and implementation of better care practices
  • Assist and facilitate change management processes
  • Collaborate with staff, teams, directorates and NGOs to facilitate partnerships that collectively address shared challenges
  • Provide oversight and support to service improvement activities internally and externally funded including SEED and LINK
  • Capacity build future researchers, project / development officers and service improvement staff


Need help to navigate the guide or not getting the answers you need?

Call or email

The Clinical Evidence Development Officer

  0490 445 333

Working Days: Thursday, Friday and alternate Monday

The Research Development Officer

  07 3631 7523  

Working Days: Thursday, Friday and alternate Wednesday

The Research Director

  0448 190 205

Working Days: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

The Librarian

  07 3631 7523

Working Days: Monday and Tuesday


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