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Jill Francis

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Jill Francis

 

Professor Jill Francis is Professor of Implementation Science in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She was formerly Professor of Health Services Research at City University of London (serving as Associate Dean for Research 2013–2016 and Senior Strategic Research Adviser in 2019) and Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Aberdeen (2011–2013).

She has held honorary positions in the Centre for Implementation Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Jill was educated at the University of Melbourne, completing a PhD in social psychology in 1998.

Jill specialises in behavioural approaches to implementation science, a field which aims to identify the most effective ways to support changes in healthcare practice to improve health care and health outcomes. A particular focus is the methodological approach to the development and evaluation of complex interventions that has been developed by the UK Medical Research Council since 2000. This includes applying methods and models of behaviour change, developed largely in the field of health psychology. Jill works with multidisciplinary research teams in the UK, wider Europe, Canada and Australia. She has been involved in funded research projects to the value of around $40 million and has published around 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

As a senior academic, Jill often participates in mentoring and capacity-building activities. She has mentored academic staff at all levels, supported early career staff to apply for externally-funded fellowships, and managed her own teams of research staff. Over the past 10 years Jill has served on several funding panels as an expert in behavioural science, including for the UK National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and Cancer Research UK. In 2016-2018, she was an invited member of the Implementation Strategy Group at the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Keywords: Implementation science; behaviour change

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Professor In Implementation Science

School Of Health Sciences

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Education


Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Melbourne

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