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Professor Annette Boaz

BA MSc PhD

Professor

LSHTM
15-17 Tavistock Place
London
WC1H 9SH
United Kingdom

I have more than 25 years of experience in supporting the use of evidence across a range of policy domains. I was part of one of the largest UK investments in the evidence use landscape, the ESRC Centre for Evidence Based Policy and Practice and have undertaken an international leadership role in promoting the use of evidence. I am a Founding Editor of the International Journal Evidence & Policy and have recently published a book on evidence use: 'What Works Now.' With Kathryn Oliver, I lead Transforming Evidence, an international initiative designed to support the use of research evidence in different policy fields and contexts.  I have a particular research interest in stakeholder involvement, the role of partnerships in promoting research use, implementation science and service improvement.  I have worked in the UK Department of Health and also the Government Office for Science.  I am a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a member of the WHO European Advisory Commitee on Health Research.   

Affiliations

Faculty of Public Health and Policy
Department of Health Services Research and Policy

Teaching

I supervise a number of PhD students with an interest in the use of research in policy and practice, implementation Science and service improvement. I contribute to a number of Masters level taught courses focused on implementation and improvement.

Research

I have a number of research projects underway:

  • ESRC/ G-Science Areas of Research Interest Fellowship
  • The Research England Funded CAPE programme - focusing on building capacity to support evidence use in policymaking in the UK
  • The ESRC Funded SASCI study - looking at innovation in adult social care
  • The NIHR Policy Research Programme Funded ARAPAHO study - looking at research use in primary care
  • The NIHR funded cross ARC programme on the implementation of interventions in Mental Health
Research Area
Health care policy
Health policy
Health services research
Health systems
Quality improvement
Research : policy relationship
Science policy
Systematic reviews
Evaluation
Evidence use
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Political science
Social Sciences
Social Policy
Country
Australia
Canada
United Kingdom
United States of America
Region
North America
World

Selected Publications

Mapping the community: use of research evidence in policy and practice
Farley-Ripple EN; Oliver K; Boaz A
2020
HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES COMMUNICATIONS
How to strengthen a health research system: WHO's review, whose literature and who is providing leadership?
Hanney SR; Kanya L; Pokhrel S; Jones TH; Boaz A
2020
Health research policy and systems
Research engagement with government: insights from research on impact initiatives, policy analysis, and policymaking
Oliver K; Hopkins A; Boaz A; Guillot-Wright S; Cairney P
2020
Research engagement with government: insights from research on impact initiatives, policy analysis, and policymaking
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