Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych, is a Registered Psychologist and Senior Associate Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Canada. She is Scientific Director of Knowledge Translation within the Child Health Evaluative Sciences program. Her program of research in implementation science and knowledge translation explores empirically supported approaches, measures and tools to support the implementation of evidence-based practices in mental health, education, health, and global health contexts (www.melaniebarwick.com). She holds appointments as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She also leads a technical support team for 107 service provider organizations using the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale, supporting Ontario's outcome measurement initiative for children's mental health for the Ministry of Child and Youth Services. She provides professional development in knowledge translation internationally through the Scientist Knowledge Translation Training™ (for researchers) and the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate™ (for KT practitioners). She consults to government and service providers in the child and youth mental health, education and health sectors and was, until recently, a contributor to Weekly Check Up on the CBC Health website (http://tinyurl.com/46fyl2j).
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