Tailor-made experiences for our conference attendees, these workshops provide a valuable learning and networking opportunity. Workshops are in addition to the conference and day registration and are available for delegates and non-delegates to attend.

Workshops run concurrently. Only one workshop can be attended per session (see details below). 


Workshop 1: Indigenous Health Yarning Circle

Tuesday 31 October, 1pm-5pm
Location: Level 2, Surfers Paradise Marriott (conference venue)
Registrants: Open to Indigenous delegates and non-delegates only
Cost: Complimentary. Includes afternoon tea.

Yarning circles are designed so that everyone has an opportunity to contribute in a safe and respectful setting.

Indigenous elders and community leaders, health researchers, clinicians, workers, practitioners and consumers are invited to gather to yarn about success factors on the ground, what we can learn from these to meet the leading health challenges facing our communities and the role for health services research in addressing those challenges.  The yarning circle will be a self-led activity.  Groups of delegates will identify topics and chose a group facilitator and documenter to record their discussions.

The recommendations from the yarning circle will be reported to the 10th Health Services and Policy Research Conference to promote future collaboration between research, policy and practice that is informed and driven by Indigenous peoples’ priorities and needs. 

Workshop 2: Writing for publication: meet the editors

Tuesday 31 October, 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Location: Level 2, Surfers Paradise Marriott (conference venue)
Registrants: Open to delegates and non-delegates
Cost: $75pp half-day delegate or $150pp half-day non-delegate. Includes afternoon tea.

Developing a successful publication track record is an essential part of having a successful research career. This workshop will provide advice to early career health services researchers on strategies and approaches to getting research published in leading journals.

Associate Professor Suzanne Robinson, co-editor of the Journal of Health Organisation and Management, Professor Jacqueline Cumming, co-editor of the Journal of Health Services Policy and Research, and Professor Anthony Scott, associate editor of the Journal of Health and Health Economics will present on ways to increase your chances of publication in leading journals. 

Gain insight into represented journals, what gets published and why as invited journal editors give advice on how to navigate their publication’s peer review and revision process, and give tips on how to write a good research or policy paper to increase the likelihood of publication.

The second section of the session will see two junior researchers presenting a manuscript in progress to the group to receive feedback from the editors. Attendees will leave the afternoon with concrete examples of ways to improve journal writing skills, as well as strategies and advice to increase the likelihood of publication.


Associate Professor Suzanne RobinsonCurtin University
Dr Jacqueline Cumming, Victoria University of Wellington
Professor Anthony Scott, University of Melbourne

Workshop 3: Translating evidence into practice: making sense of implementation theories and frameworks

Tuesday 31 October, 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Location: Level 2, Surfers Paradise Marriott (conference venue)
Registrants: Open to delegates and non-delegates
Cost: $75pp half-day delegate or $150pp half-day non-delegate. Includes afternoon tea.

There have been increasing calls to use theory to plan, conduct and evaluate implementation projects in healthcare. A range of different theories, frameworks and models have been developed and applied. These include: the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research (CFIR), Normalisation Process Theory (NPT), Knowledge to Action Framework (K2A), Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) and the Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services Framework (PARIHS and i-PARIHS) to name just a few.

How do you make a decision about which theories or frameworks to use for a particular implementation project? Does it matter which one which you select? Do you go for a ‘pick and mix’ approach? And how can you operationalise theories and frameworks in the real world? In this workshop, we will discuss and explore questions such as these to examine the practical application of theories and frameworks for translating knowledge into practice. The workshop will be an interactive format and will be of particular relevance to clinicians and researchers with experience of implementing evidence-based practice in healthcare.

Key objectives:

  • To discuss why theory matters in implementation and implementation research
  • To explore the relationship between theories, frameworks and models
  • To examine and compare some of the most commonly applied implementation theories, frameworks and models
  • To share experiences of applying different approaches to plan, guide and evaluate implementation
  • To consider how best to link theory with the practice and study of implementation in healthcare


Gill Harvey, Professorial Research Fellow, University of Adelaide
Alison Kitson, Professor and Dean of Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide 
Adjunct Professor Alison MudgeClinical Director Research and Education, Internal Medicine and Aged Care, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service
Dr Elizabeth Lynch, Post-doctoral research fellow: Implementation Science, Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health

Workshop registration

Conference delegate  
If you are registering for HRAANZ 2017 as a delegate, please make your workshop selections via the conference registration form. If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add a workshop to your registration, please contact Brodi Newsome on 07 3876 4988 or 


Non-delegate (attending workshop only) 
If you are not registering for HSRAANZ 2017, but would like to attend a workshop, please register via the below button. 


If you have already registered for the conference and would like to register for the workshop, please contact the Conference Organisers on the below details. 

For any enquiries relating to HSRAANZ 2017 workshops, please contact the appointed conference organisers: Iceberg Events Brodi-Rose Newsome 07 3876 4988