In this episode of the Knowledge for Teachers Podcast, I chat with Dr. Rouzana Komesidou a researcher who fell into implementation science after seeing the gap between research and practice in schools first hand. It is an area that I feel schools are not as aware of as they should be and I was really excited when Rouzana agreed to talk with me. I see implementation science as the glue that can ensure great ideas stick and bad ideas shift.
In our conversation, she gives an overview of what things schools should consider before implementing something, how leaders can support the process and what things to avoid. Here is my conversation with Dr. Rouzana Komesidou.
Resources mentioned in this conversation:
- Dr. Tiffany Hogan
- Dr. James Mannion
- A Generic Implementation Framework for School-based Research and Practice:
- Pre-print: https://osf.io/6zpq7/
- Toolkit: https://osf.io/mzb5d
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About Dr. Rouzana Komesidou
Dr. Rouzana Komesidou is an implementation scientist, a consultant, and the founder of Mosinian Research & Consultancy. Her research aims to create the necessary conditions to implement and sustain quality education and services for children with communication disorders. She has published in the areas of early screening, language intervention, interprofessional collaboration, and implementation science. As a consultant and trainer, she helps clients use implementation science to create robust solutions that promote good health, social, and economic outcomes.