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WAK: Results from the research practice interface Oceania Tobacco Conference 2011 Dr Heather Gifford Ms Lynley Cvitanovic.

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1 WAK: Results from the research practice interface Oceania Tobacco Conference 2011 Dr Heather Gifford Ms Lynley Cvitanovic

2 Background: the theory  Waka Research  Proposal to implement research results  WAK demonstration project implemented  Process and outcome evaluation conducted

3 WAK Intervention  Awareness raising and motivational ‘campaign’  Seamless service provision and collaboration  Provide brief advice on parenting tips  Mail-out short parenting programme

4 Evaluation research  Process evaluation  Outcome evaluation (shorter term outcomes)

5 Key process evaluation results  Reduced scale of project implementation  Potential to promote change and growth  Diverse partnerships  Confusion surrounding project parameters

6 Key outcome evaluation results  Parents recognise key messages  Positively influenced attitudes and behaviours  Already demonstrating protective behaviours  Reinforced existing behaviour

7 What did we learn about research/practice interface ?  Not a simple linear process  Even if all steps in place things can go wrong  Importance of having adequate lead in time  Involve all the right people from the start  Researchers able to translate findings simply

8 Recommendations  Managing transition from theory to practice  Clear /simplified summary research findings  Integrated theory/practice leadership  Effective communication  Involve both research and practice leaders

9 Contact Details Dr Heather Gifford


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