The purpose of the Global Implementation Initiative (GII) is to promote and establish coherent and collaborative approaches to implementation practice, science, and policy. The GII seeks to promote 1)Access to implementation networks, experts, and educational and workforce development opportunities, 2) Influence on researchers, policy makers, and organizational leaders to increase focus on effective implementation strategies in applied settings, and 3) Impact on the integration of effective implementation practices in human service settings in order to improve outcomes for children, families, individuals, and communities worldwide.
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The GII Board Members
Dean Fixsen, President
Founder, National Implementation Research Network, UNC-Chapel Hill, USA
Dean L. Fixsen, PhD, has spent his career developing and implementing evidence-based programs, initiating and managing change processes in provider organizations and service delivery systems, and working with others to improve the lives of children, families, and adults.Read full bio
Jennifer Schroeder, Vice President
PhD, President, The Implementation Group, Denver, USA
Jennifer Schroeder, PhD, is President of The Implementation Group, an evaluation, consultation and technical assistance firm that promotes and supports effective implementation practices in community-based settings.
SickKids, Toronto, Canada
Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych is a Senior Associate Scientist and Head of the Community Health Systems Resource Group in the Department of Psychiatry at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).Read full bio
Senior Manager, Centre for Effective Services, Dublin, Ireland
Katie Burke is a Senior Manager at the Centre for Effective Services (CES) in Ireland. CES connects research, policy and practice to improve outcomes for communities, children and young people across the island of Ireland.
Chief Executive, The Colebrooke Centre for Evidence and Implementation, UK
Deborah is an internationally acknowledged research and organisational leader and communicator specialising in implementation science and practice in child and family services.
Professor & Director of Research, Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
John is director of research at the Karolinska Academic Medical center MMC unit in Sweden, and Professor of Health Implementation Improvement and Evaluation.
Professor and Department Head, Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna, Austria
Christiane Spiel is Professor of Bildung-Psychology and Evaluation and Head of Department of Applied Psychology: Work, Education, Economy at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Vienna.
Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Chapel Hill, USA
Herbert B. Peterson, MD, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor, is past chair of the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and is jointly appointed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the UNC School of Medicine. He also serves as Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research Evidence for Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Ph.D., Director, The National Implementation Research Network, Chapel Hill, US
Allison Metz, PhD, is a developmental psychologist, Director of the National Implementation Research Network (NIRN), and Senior Implementation Specialist at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.