Evidence Based Practice: Understanding and Applying Evidence to Professional Practice

Nic McBride

29 May 2017 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm Australia/Hobart


6777 4590 or 6777 4589

Tasmanian Health Service – Northern Region

Includes 30 minute presentation & 15 mins Q&A

‘Evidence based practice’ has become a buzz term in recent years, however what does it mean? And how do you apply this term in practice?
Hosted by Health Promotion North with guest presenter Fiona Girkin, this webinar will discuss the benefits, barriers and practical steps to start engaging with evidence based practices.

We will discuss practical ways to seek and apply evidence as well as collecting evidence in your own day-to-day professional work. We will encourage you to think about how you already apply evidence and how collecting and sharing professional successes can contribute to evidence informed practice improving client outcomes beyond your own work.

Presenter: Fiona Girkin | Community Liaison Advisor | Disability and Community Services | DHHS
Fiona Girkin is the Principal Consultant at Little Things Consulting as well as a Community Liaison Advisor for DHHS, Disability and Community Services. Fiona has extensive experience in the Community Services Sector in both Government and Non-Government positions. She has worked for a range of organisations including Anglicare Tasmania, Department of Child Protection (NSW), Relationships Australia and University of Tasmania. As a consultant Fiona provides management and leadership support, undertakes research projects and facilitates groups. She is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Health (UTAS) with a focus on leadership in health and human services, examining the public value of outcomes in community services.

About this webinar series
Stay tuned! This is one in a series of live webinars hosted by Health Promotion North each month. Future topics include health literacy, evidence based practice, continence, working effectively with community partners and other topics by request. We will seek leaders in the areas to share their experience and skills over a short virtual presentation.
If you have not attended a Webinar before and have any concerns, please talk to us! We will hold regular ‘worry-free webinar sessions’ to talk you through the ‘how–to’ of all things webinar.