Dr. Barwick is a Registered Psychologist with a primary role as Head and Senior Scientist in the Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit (CYMHRU) within the Department of Psychiatry at SickKids Hospital in Toronto. She is Senior Scientist 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.
Since joining SickKids in 2001 she has led Ontario's outcome measurement initiative to implement an outcome measure in over 100 children's mental health service provider organizations across the province, requiring the reliability and clinical training of over 6,700practitioners. Her team supported training, implementation, and data analysis for the province and service providers (2000-2015).
Her focus is in implementation science, studying innovative knowledge translation and implementation strategies to facilitate the efficacy and effectiveness of research evidence use in practice across various sectors, including health, mental health, global health, and education. Her program of research explores empirically supported approaches, measures and tools to support the implementation of evidence-based practices across these multiple contexts (www.melaniebarwick.com).
Her work in education and professional development includes the development of the Scientist Knowledge Translation Training program (SKTT) and the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (KTPC)
(see http://www.sickkids.ca/Learning/AbouttheInstitute/Programs/Knowledge-Translation/index.html )
She consults to the health and the child and youth mental health sectors
Melanie Barwick, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Head, Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit (CYMHRU)
Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Research Institute
The Hospital for Sick Children