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Thinking conceptually to deliver practically: The potential of boundary objects for implementation strategy development

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), Denmark Hill Campus, London

4 Jun main-image-thumb-seminars Part of Seminars about Implementation and Improvement

Boundary objects are the things or ideas that can enable people with different perspectives to work together. The concept has been used to investigate how knowledge is used in practice in diverse fields, but rarely in a planned, prospective way to design strategies that enable implementation. In this talk Dr Pearson will report findings from his systematic scoping review which mapped how boundary objects have been used to study knowledge translation and demonstrate how this can inform key debates in implementation science.


Mark is a social scientist focusing on knowledge mobilisation and implementation issues in health and social services. Following a clinical career in adult nursing, Mark’s research on how knowledge is used in practice has spanned the traditional disciplinary areas of health, social care, and public health. Mark is co-editor-in-chief of the international knowledge translation journal Evidence & Policy and a member of the NIHR’s Health Services & Delivery Research (HSDR) Funding Committee.

These seminars are open to anyone interested in implementation and improvement. There is no need to book a place.


This will be the last seminar held in this series this year. 

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