Past event

Professor Xiaolin Wei: 'Implementation Science and Complex Interventions to Impact Health Policies'

Join the School of Medicine for a seminar talk delivered by Professor Xiaolin Wei.

Implementation science employs rigorous methods to promote systematic updating of research findings into routine practice and, hence, to improve the quality and effectiveness of health services. Professor Wei will share his insights regarding how to design and evaluate complex interventions using implementation science frameworks, process and outcome evaluations, and how to translate research evidence into health policy at the national levels in countries including China, Pakistan, and the Philippines. Research examples include reducing overuse of antibiotics in primary care facilities, employing digital innovations to improve NCD care, and working with faith-based organizations to improve vaccine confidence among the poorest communities.

Xaolin is a medical doctor, public health specialists, tenured Full Professor and the inaugural Dalla Lana Chair of Global Health Policy in the University of Toronto, Canada. In 2022, he was elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (FCAHS), one of the highest honor for medical science academics in Canada.

Xiaolin has led research using implementation science frameworks to change clinical practice and make health policy impacts in areas of antimicrobial resistance, tuberculosis control and diabetes/hypertension care and is the faculty co-lead of implementation science in the University of Toronto. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed research papers, and led over $12m research funding as the principal investigator from MRC, DFID, UK, CIHR, IDRC, Canada, StopTB Partnership and Hong Kong RGC. He serves as board member and has been the Secretary General and Vice-President of the International Union of Lung Disease. He also holds adjunct/visiting professorships with the Johns Hopkins University, USA, the University of St Andrews, Scotland, Peking University and Fudan University, China.

**Please Note: Lunch will also be held after the talk in the café area. For catering purposes, please register your interest via this form by Monday 22 May.**

Queries about the event can be directed to Rachel Horn, Postgraduate Secretary, at [email protected].