Dr Kristian Hudson

Implementation Specialist

Kristian Hudson- Implementation Specialist

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Kristian is an implementation specialist with experience of applying implementation science theories, models and frameworks in both school and healthcare settings. Kristian also has clinical experience which he obtained while working as an assistant psychologist in the NHS along with experience of working in the private sector. For his Doctoral thesis, Kristian spent three years working with a steering group responsible for implementing mindfulness across 320 schools in Cumbria. Kristian shared implementation knowledge with the project steering group, trained them to act as an implementation team, interviewed schools in regards to the barriers and facilitators to implementation, and created an implementation framework for school leaders to use when implementing mindfulness.

Within his current role at the Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy Kristian provides implementation support to the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire and Humber (YHARC). There are a number of skills he offers including implementation training, coaching and action learning sets to help researchers and clinical staff optimise their intervention design for implementation success. Kristian also specialises in helping research teams and clinical staff prepare for, roll out and evaluate implementation. He can diagnose contexts for implementation barriers and facilitators and then work with teams on the ground to maximise implementation and sustainability over time. His experience has taught him an implementation science approach combined with an improvement science and relationship building is best. Kristian has also been writing implementation research into research grants across the ARCS. He has been particularly interested in working with NHS healthcare professionals, researchers and policy makers to generate action orientated knowledge to complement the current academic implementation knowledge present in the literature. Kristian ran a monthly podcast last year where he talks to implementation specialists and researchers around the world.

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