Program Lead – Implementation in Health Services
Gill joined AusHSI as Adjunct Professor in 2016. She brings to AusHSI expertise in knowledge mobilisation, evidence-based healthcare and quality improvement.
Gill is based at the University of Adelaide’s Nursing School (ANS) as High Cite Professorial Research Fellow. She is collaborating with AusHSI to increase capacity and skills around Knowledge Translation (KT). This includes developing and delivering training programs and supporting research and implementation projects in Queensland.
Originally trained as a nurse, Gill moved into Director roles at the Royal College of Nursing and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK. She is also an academic advisor in the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in Greater Manchester, UK.
Gill’s projects include implementing and evaluating knowledge-mobilisation initiatives in end-of-life care, as well as in cases of clinical deterioration and chronic disease. Her particular interest is to explore and apply knowledge management to the study of KT in healthcare.
Gill worked closely with fellow AusHSI Adjunct Professor Alison Kitson to develop, test and refine the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) framework, one of the most widely cited and used KT frameworks. Gill works with healthcare providers to implement new knowledge across clinical and management settings.