To support improvements in adult social care and the outcomes for people receiving support and carers, there is more focus on how to implement research findings to improve practice. Implementation science provides a basis to think about these issues from the early stages of design of exploratory and evaluative research projects.

This workshop will examine how, through a range of approaches, such as knowledge exchange, implementation evidence, and various frameworks, researchers can engage with and provide a more robust evidence for implementation in their research designs.

The workshop will include, for example, consideration of the use and development of Theories of Change and process evaluation to inform implementation beyond the project.

At the end of the workshop participants will have a better understanding of where to start in thinking about the place of implementation science in their future research proposals and projects.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in developing these ideas in their adult social care research.

The workshop will be run by Professor Annette Boaz from St George’s University of London.

The NIHR SSCR Capacity Building Workshop Series is supported by the NIHR Academy and the Department of Health and Social Care.