implementation research & consulting in nutrition
key Implementation research outputs to date
IRCN builds on several years of action-orientated research experience and advocacy. Current work emphasizes on integrating principles of good nutrition into multiple systems with pioneering work funded through competitive awards as well as a range of consulting engagements in the UK and internationally.
To seek implementation strategies for the embedding of good nutrition practices into education as well as food and health systems across sectors through action-orientated research and solution-focused consulting.
Research & Innovation at the interfaces between Nutrition and: (1) Medical/Healthcare Education; (2) Health Services and Patient Safety; (3) Public Health Improvement
Consulting in Education and Training Strategies for Clinical and Public Health Nutrition
Implementation, Monitoring and Impact Evaluation of Nutrition Interventions and Surveillance
Inter-Sectorial Policy Impact in Nutrition
Current & RECENT work
Strategic Consulting for the Swiss Re Institute on Nutrition and Health including the development of I-KANN-25 (International Knowledge Application Network Hub in Nutrition 2025) – Since 2019
Nutrition Education Policy for Healthcare Practice (NEPHELP) - Originally supported by the MNI 2017-19 Award and now supported further by the AIM Foundation over 2019-22
The Canadian More-2-Eat Project led by the University of Waterloo - Currently in Phase-II over 2018-20
Development of Electronic Dietary Self-Awareness Tools for the South Asian Population - 2018-20
Special assignment on Nutrition and Capacity Building in the Healthcare Workforce with the World Health Organization – 2018/19
Open Data Strategy Partnership with the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) Initiative supported by G-7 and United Nations partners – 2017-19
Nutrition Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Surveys of Medical Students and Junior Doctors - 2017/18
Implementation Research to Optimise Management of Specific Food Allergies by Health Professionals without Nutrition Training – 2017/19
Below are featured case studies from implementation research led by Dr Lauren Ball (NNEdPro Global Strategic Lead for I-KANN-25) and Celia Laur (NNEdPro Global Innovation Lead), in close partnership with Prof Sumantra Ray and the NNEdPro Group.
IRCN Case Study 1: Global Research Priorities Project
IRCN Case Study 2: Applications from Canada and Australia
Through our consulting services and action-orientated research, we design and conduct education and implementation programmes for individuals or organisations. For example, if a medical or healthcare education provider wishes to incorporate nutrition in their curriculum, we provide direction on the course content as well as strategies for delivery and evaluation of impact. On the other hand, if an organisation wishes to strengthen nutrition-related knowledge and skills within their operations, we can drive implementation and change management in this area. We also work across the interdisciplinary domains underpinning food, nutrition and health.
If you are interested in our consulting services or collaboration in implementation research/evaluation, please contact us for a preliminary assessment of your needs.