Effectiveness or Implementation: Why not both? A Hybrid Designs Webinar 
Featuring Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden, this webinar offers theoretical guidance on hybrid designs for implementation science. Presented as part of a Cancer Implementation Science Community webinar.

Webinar: SIG Implementation and Scalability (in partnership with ISPAH and NCOIS)
‘Designing and Undertaking Implementation Trials’ session was presented in December, 2020, featuring our director, Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden and moderated by A/Prof Taren Swindle, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Dr Nicole Nathan, University of Newcastle, NCOIS and Hunter New England Population Health.

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National Centre of Implementation Science Annual Report 2020
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Reeves, P., Edmunds, K., Szewczyk, Z. et al. Economic evaluation of a web-based menu planning intervention to improve childcare service adherence with dietary guidelines. Implementation Sci 16, 1 (2021).

Nathan N, Hall A, McCarthy N, Sutherland R, Wiggers J, Bauman AE, et al., ‘Multi-strategy intervention increases school implementation and maintenance of a mandatory physical activity policy: outcomes of a cluster randomised controlled trial.’, Br J Sports Med, (2021). DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103764

Shoesmith, A., Hall, A., Wolfenden L. et al. Barriers and facilitators influencing the sustainment of health behaviour interventions in schools and childcare services: A systematic review. Implementation science (2021) 16:62

Barnes C, Yoong SL, Wolfenden L, Nathan N, Wedesweiler T, Kerr J, Pearson N, Grady A. The Association between Australian Childcare Centre Healthy Eating Practices and Children’s Healthy Eating Behaviours: A Cross-Sectional Study within Lunchbox Centres. Nutrients. 2021 Apr;13(4):1139.

Barnes C, McCrabb S, Stacey F, Nathan N, Yoong SL, Grady A, Sutherland R, Hodder R, Innes-Hughes C, Davies M, Wolfenden L. Improving implementation of school-based healthy eating and physical activity policies, practices, and programs: a systematic review. Translational Behavioral Medicine. 2021 Jun 3.

Murawski B, Reilly KL, Hope K, Hall AE, Sutherland RL, Trost SG, Yoong SL, McCarthy N, Lecathelinais C, Wolfenden L, Nathan NK. Exploring the effect of a school‐based cluster‐randomised controlled trial to increase the scheduling of physical activity for primary school students on teachers’ physical activity. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 2021 May 4.Wolfenden Luke, Foy Robbie, Presseau Justin, Grimshaw Jeremy M, Ivers Noah M, Powell Byron J et al. Designing and undertaking randomised implementation trials: guide for researchers BMJ 2021; 372 :m3721.

Lane C, McCrabb S, Nathan N, Naylor PJ, Bauman A, Milat A, Lum M, Sutherland R, Byaruhanga J, Wolfenden L. How effective are physical activity interventions when they are scaled-up: a systematic review. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2021 Jan 22;18(1):16. doi: 10.1186/s12966-021-01080-4. PMID: 33482837; PMCID: PMC7821550.

Wolfenden, L., Barnes, C., Lane, C. et al. Consolidating evidence on the effectiveness of interventions promoting fruit and vegetable consumption: an umbrella review. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 18, 11 (2021).


Hodder_RK*, O’Brien_KM*, Tzelepis_F, Wyse_RJ, Wolfenden_L*. Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD008552.

Wolfenden L, Barnes C, Jones J, Finch M, Wyse RJ, Kingsland M, Tzelepis F, Grady A, Hodder RK, Booth D, Yoong SL. Strategies to improve the implementation of healthy eating, physical activity and obesity prevention policies, practices or programmes within childcare services. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Feb 10;2(2):CD011779. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011779.pub3. PMID: 32036618; PMCID: PMC7008062.

Nathan NK, Sutherland RL, Hope K, McCarthy NJ, Pettett M, Elton B, Jackson R, Trost SG, Lecathelinais C, Reilly K, Wiggers JH, Hall A, Gillham K, Herrmann V, Wolfenden L. Implementation of a School Physical Activity Policy Improves Student Physical Activity Levels: Outcomes of a Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial. J Phys Act Health. 2020 Sep 12;17(10):1009-1018. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2019-0595. PMID: 32919383.


Nathan N, Wiggers J, Bauman A, et al. A cluster randomised controlled trial of an intervention to increase the implementation of school physical activity policies and guidelines: study protocol for the physically active children in education (PACE) study. BMC Public Health. 2019; 19, 170.

McCarthy N, Nathan N, Hodder R, et al. Australian primary school student’s attitudes to changing from traditional school uniforms to sports uniforms and association with student characteristics. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. 2019;43(1):94-95.

McCarthy N, Nathan N, Hope K, Sutherland R, Hodder R. Australian Secondary school student’s attitudes to changing from traditional school uniforms to sports uniforms. Journal of science and medicine in sport. 2019;22:S94-S95.

Hodder RK, Wolfenden L, O’Brien K, Barnes C, Brown A, Stacey F (2019). Effectiveness of obesity prevention approaches targeting children aged 5-12 delivered in primary schools: a rapid evidence review brokered by the Sax Institute. Prepared for the NSW Ministry of Health: Sydney.

Hodder RK, O’Brien KM, Stacey FG, Tzelepis F, Wyse RJ, Bartlem KM, Sutherland R, James EL, Barnes C, Wolfenden L. Interventions for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in children aged five years and under. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD008552. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008552.pub6


July – 2021