SciTS 2013 Conference: Workshops

Integration and Implementation (I2S) Workshop

Thursday, June 27, 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Gabrielle Bammer, Ph.D., The Australian National University

    This is a workshop for research leaders, senior researchers and research development professionals involved in investigating complex real-world problems in health, environment, security or other areas. This workshop will provide a framework to design research integration and implementation opportunities for participants to reflect on current research approaches and ways to build on them an environment and structure where participants can interact with other experienced resear­chers to share skills, concepts and methods, as well as building new strategies for their own work.

    The framework systematically covers:

    • Synthesizing knowledge from different disciplines and stakeholders
    • Understanding and managing diverse unknowns
    • Providing research support for policy and practice change
    • Systems thinking and modeling
    • Dialogue methods
    • Approaches for taking risk, uncertainty and other unknowns into account
    • Theories about policy making to enhance effective implementation.
    • The workshop is underpinned by the new discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences (see


Gabriele Bammer
Gabriele Bammer

Gabriele Bammer is Director of the Research School of Population Health and of the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health, ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment, The Australian National University. She is also an ANU Public Policy Fellow, a Research Fellow at the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the convenor of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security’s Integration and Implementation research program. She is developing the new discipline of Integration and Implementation Sciences (I2S) to improve research strengths for tackling complex real-world problems through synthesis of disciplinary and stakeholder knowledge, understanding and managing diverse unknowns and providing integrated research support for policy and practice change (see This is described in Disciplining Interdisciplinarity: Integration and Implementation Sciences for Researching Complex Real-World Problems (ANU E Press, 2013).