Dr. Barwick is a Registered Psychologist with
a primary role as a Health Systems Scientist in the Community Health
Systems Resource Group at SickKids. She is Associate Scientist
and inaugural Scientific Director of Knowledge Translation in the
Child Health Evaluative Sciences program of SickKids’ Research
Institute, and holds appointments as Associate Professor in the
Department of Psychiatry and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
at the University of Toronto.
joining SickKids in 2001 she has led Ontario’s outcome measurement
initiative to implement an outcome measure in 114 children’s
mental health service provider organizations across the province,
requiring the reliability and clinical training of over 6,700practitioners.
Her team supports training, implementation, and data analysis for
the province and service providers.
In this practice context she studies innovative health
knowledge translation strategies and has developed the Scientist
Knowledge Translation Training program the Knowledge Translation
Professional Certificate. She currently leads a 5-year CIHR
Emerging Team in Knowledge Translation for Child and Youth Mental
Health that will develop and evaluate an innovative implementation
model to bring evidence based practices into both the children's
mental health and education sectors. Her program of research
is in the areas of knowledge transfer, implementation science, and
organizational change, with a particular focus on the transfer of
evidence-based interventions and research to mental health practice
and the development of innovative knowledge translation approaches.
She consults to the child and youth mental health sector and is a regular contributor to the CBC Health Weekly Check Up http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/weekly-checkup/index.html
Melanie Barwick, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Psychologist and Health Systems Scientist
Community Health Systems Resource Group
Scientific Director Knowledge Translation
Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute
The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
Lead, "CAFAS in Ontario" - Provincial Initiative in Outcome Measurement for Children's Mental Health
Mailing Address: 555 University Avenue, Toronto, ON
Tel: 416-813-1085 / Fax: 416-813-7258