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Nicole Nathan

Year of Award: 2016 Award State: New South Wales Education > Sport
The Northern Districts Education Centre (Sydney) Churchill Fellowship to identify effective strategies to support the implementation of physical activity programs in schools - USA, Canada
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Summary of Key Recommendations

Below is a summary of key recommendations for researchers, practitioners and policy makers undertaking implementation science in community-based settings (specific recommendations Dr Nicole Nathan 2016 Churchill Fellow Final Report for those undertaking physical activity research in schools is within the report); 

  • Utilize theoretical frameworks in the planning of implementation interventions and if possible identify how intervention effects are mediated. 
  • Prior to undertaking any implementation intervention ensure that a comprehensive analysis of barriers/ facilitators, using a theoretical framework, is undertaken. 
  • Where possible carry out more pragmatic research trials, so that intervention effects under real world conditions can be understood. 
  • Utilize alternative trial designs that enable two or more intervention strategies to be compared in a head-to-head manner so that policy makers and practitioners can make informed decisions when choosing between implementation interventions. 
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