Faculty Member

Melanie Barwick PhD (McGill), MA (OISE U Toronto) BA (McGill)

Email Address(es)
melanie.barwick@sickkids.ca
Office Phone
416-813-1085
Office Address
The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning 686 Bay Street Suite 11.9727 Toronto, Ontario
Website(s)
Melanie Barwick Consulting
Division(s)/Office
Social & Behavioural Health Sciences Division
Position
Associate Professor
SGS Status
Full Member
Appointment Status
Status Only
Admin Faculty Appointment
Social & Behavioural Health Science

Research Interests

  • Implementation science
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Children’s mental health systems
  • Outcome measurement

Education & Training History

Post-Doc, 1996, C.M.Hincks Institute, Infant Mental Health

Post-Doc, 1994, Psychiatry University of Toronto / C. M. Hincks Institute, Developmental Psychopathology

Ph.D., 1993, McGill University, Educational Psychology

M.A., 1989, OISE / University of Toronto, Special Education

B.A., 1986, McGill University, Psychology

Other Affiliations

Associate Professor, Psychiatry – Division of Child and Youth Mental Health (PRIMARY)

Primary Teaching Responsibilities

  • Scientist Knowledge Translation Training Course (Learning Institute, SickKids)

http://www.sickkids.ca/Learning/AbouttheInstitute/Programs/Knowledge-Translation/Scientist-Knowledge-Translation-Training-Workshop/Scientist-Knowledge-Tranlation-Training-Workshop.html

  • Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (Learning Institute, SickKids)

http://www.sickkids.ca/Learning/AbouttheInstitute/Programs/Knowledge-Translation/Knowledge-Translation-Professional-Certificate/Knowledge-Translation-Professional-Certificate.html

Professional Summary & Appointments

Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych is a Senior Scientist in the Child Evaluative Sciences Program of the Research Institute, and Head of the Child and Youth Mental Health Research Unit (CYMHRU) in the Department of Psychiatry at SickKids (The Hospital for Sick Children). She is affiliated with the SickKids’ Learning Institute where she conducts professional development in knowledge translation, and with the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, as a scientist and member of the leadership.

At the University of Toronto, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She chairs the Creative Professional Activity Committee for the Department of Psychiatry, and is a member of the Departmental Promotions Committee.

She is an Executive Board Member for the Wisdom2Action Network Centre of Excellence and AMREF Canada, and an Associate Editor for the journal, Evidence & Policy. Dr. Barwick consults to government and service providers in the child and youth mental health, health and education sectors, and extends her impact via a varied social media presence.

Dr. Barwick is an internationally recognized expert in implementation science and knowledge translation, and has a program of research that spans health, mental health, education, and global health sectors. Her research aims to improve the implementation of evidence into practice and to broaden the reach of evidence more generally to support decision making, policy, knowledge and awareness. She brings practical field experience in implementation, as lead technical assistance supporting outcome measurement for 120 Ontario CYMH provider organizations (2000-2015). Her research includes development and evaluation of effectiveness and implementation of e-health innovations.

She developed and provides professional development in knowledge translation internationally through the Scientist Knowledge Translation Training™ (for researchers) and the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate™ (for KT practitioners) (http://tinyurl.com/p2p5du6); the latter has been recognized as a Leading Practice by Accreditation Canada and has 210 graduates worldwide (Brazil, Ireland, Canada, Australia, Germany, United States, and United Arab Emirates). Since 2004, SKTT has trained over 2000 individuals internationally, and is the go-to KT training resource for many Canadian health funders and organizations.

Web: www.melaniebarwick.com

Blog: melaniebarwick.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelanieBarwick

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/MelanieBarwick/videos

distinctions & Awards

International

2017 – 2022  Visiting Professor, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom (Distinction)

2017 – present, Consultant, Knowledge Translation and Research Impact, Western Australia Health Translation Network (WAHTN)

2016 Visiting Scholar, Murdoch Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Melbourne Australia (Distinction)

2016  Visiting Scholar, Western Australia Health Translation Network (WAHTN) and University of Western Australia (Distinction)

2014   Visiting Scholar, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia (Distinction)

2014   Professional profile, J Hunsley and CM Lee (2014). Introduction to clinical psychology: An evidence-based approach. Third edition, 2014, pp. 498-499. (Distinction)

National

2017 Digital Media Awards, Nomination for Best Social Storytelling, #ItDoesntHaveToHurt Yummy Mummy Club, Jeni Marinucci, Editor. 2nd annual awards program, recognizing excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publications http://digitalpublishingawards.ca/2017nominations

2017 Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health Talks Video Competition, 3 Ways to Instantly Relieve your Baby’s Pain (created as part of the #ItDoesntHaveToHurt Initiative), First Prize, 2017. The objective of this competition is to encourage the production of videos that present evidence-based research to a lay audience and that incorporate a message designed to have a positive impact on the health of children, youth and families.

2016  Finalist, DIGI Awards for Best Branded Content nextMEDIA for #itdoesnthavetohurt campaign (CIHR Grant), It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: A Science-Media Partnership to Mobilize Evidence about Children’s Pain to Parents. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Knowledge to Action. PI: Chambers CT, Barwick M. Co-Applicants: Bender J, Campbell-Yeo M, Collier G, Goldman R, Mogil J, O’Hara K, Stevens B, Taddio A, Witteman H. Collaborator(s): Ehm E. CIHR $200,000 CAD. See http://nextmedianow.com/digi-awards/

2016 Gold Winner, Best Online Campaign for #itdoesnthavetohurt campaign, Canadian Online Publishers Awards. It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: A Science-Media Partnership to Mobilize Evidence about Children’s Pain to Parents. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Knowledge to Action. PI: Chambers CT, Barwick M. Co-Applicants: Bender J, Campbell-Yeo M, Collier G, Goldman R, Mogil J, O’Hara K, Stevens B, Taddio A, Witteman H. Collaborator(s): Ehm E. CIHR $200,000 CAD. See http://www.canadianonlinepublishingawards.com/

2013  Leading Practice, Accreditation Canada. The Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate course (2011) recognized as a Leading Practice in 2013. http://www.accreditation.ca/node/6793 (Distinction)

2012  Judy Elder Alumae Award (Distinguished Alumnus), The Study School, Montreal, Quebec. See http://www.thestudy.qc.ca/alumnae/judy-elder-alumna-award (Distinction)

Areas of research

implementation science (in health, mental health, global health, education), knowledge translation, professional development, mental health systems, organizational change, outcome measurement, practice change, child psychopathology, child and youth mental health, qualitative methods, mixed methods, e-health tools and resources for implementation and knowledge translation

Current Research Projects

2010-2012 The Medical Home of Children and Youth in Canada, NPI Astrid Guttmann (Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences); Co-PIs: Melanie Barwick,; Louise Hanvey, Principal Knowledge User, Canadian Institute for Child Health; Marilyn Booth, Knowledge User, Hospital for Sick Children; Ian Manion, Knowledge User, The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child & Youth Mental Health at CHEO; Charlotte Moore, Knowledge User, Ontario Ministry of Health; John Joseph Reisman, Knowledge User, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario; CIHR $94,402 (1 year)

2017 – 2022 Collaborator. Transforming Exercise Testing and Physical Activity Assessment in Children: New Approaches to Advance Clinical Translational Research in Child Health. PIs: Cooper D, Aizik S. CIs: Barwick M, Liem R, Zaldivar F, Stehli A, Zheng K, Rossiter H, Porszasz J. NIH SF 424 (R&R) (USA). $6,943,899.00 USD

2017-2024  Program Expert. Optimizing Parents’ Roles in Children’s Pain Management and Practice Change. Program Lead: Chambers C. Program Experts: Barwick M, Stevens B, Campbell-Yeo M, Witteman H, Noel M, Pillai Riddell R, Stinson J, Taddio A. CIHR Foundation Scheme, Phases 1 and 2.

2017-2022 Co-Applicant. Healthy public policy through engagement: Promoting the mental health of Canadian children. NPA: Jenkins E. Principal Applicants: Haines-Saah R, Lampard R. Co-Applicants: Morris J, Barwick M, Houtekamer C, Lind C, Scott C, Waddell C. SickKids/CIHR New Investigators in Child Health.$263,925 CAD.

2017-2022 Co-Applicant. Assessing and improving the use of online information about child development, health and well-being: Outcomes for low education low income parents and their children. Principal Applicants: Pluye P, Lagarde F, Loignon C. Co-applicants : Bartlett-Esquilant G, Barwick M, Bouthillier F, Gonzalez RA, Grad R, Schurr S, Schuster T, Thoër C. Collaborator : El Sherif R, Granikov V, Tang DL. CIHR Project Scheme $302,174 CAD.

2017-2020 Co-Investigator. The Development, Application, Research and Evaluation of Prosocial Serious Gaming Interventions for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence in the UK. Principal Investigator: Adele Jones (U Huddersfield). CIs: Dan Boduszek, Minhua Eunice Ma, Paul Miller, Gillian Kirkman, Chris Retzler, Graham Gibbs, Ertu Unver, James Reid. University Research Fund, £535,492 GBP.

2017-2021 Co-Investigator. None in Three (Ni3) – A Centre for the Development, Application, Research and Evaluation of Prosocial Games for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence. PI: Adele Jones (U Huddersfield). CIs: Minhua Ma (Huddersfield), Boduszek (Huddersfield), G Gibbs (Huddersfield), P Miller (Huddersfield), A Debowska (John-Moores U), S Shagufta (Pakistan Higher Education Commission), E Awich Ochen (Makerere U), Z Liu (Ningbo U). Research Council UK, £4.2 million GBP.

2015-2018 Co-Applicant. YouthCANA pragmatic randomized controlled trial of an Integrated Collaborative Care Team (ICCT) model for youth with mental health and addiction challenges. Ontario SPOR Support Unit IMPACT Award (Government of Ontario & Canadian Institutes of Health Research). Szatmari, P (NPI), Henderson, J. (Co-PI), Cheung, A. (Co-PI), Cleverley, K. (Co-PI), Chaim, G. (Co-PI), Andrade, B. , Bartha, C., Barwick, M., Campbell, M., Carlisle, C., Charach, A., Courey, L., de Oliveira, C., Doan, K., Fainer, C., Ferguson, E., Gladstone, B., Heffernan, O., Herzog, T., Kurdyak, P., Lemke, K., Levy, M., Lin, E., McCullum, T., McDonald, H., MacKenzie, S., McKenzie, K., Mehta, K., Monga, S., O’Brien, D., Pignatiello, T., Rhodes, A., Rotem, A., Young, L., & Zaretsky, A. $1,800,000 CAD.

2017-2021Co-Investigator. FRAYME NCE. CIHR, International Knowledge Translation Platform Networks of Centres of Excellence – International Research Platforms. Lead: Manion I (University of Ottawa Institute for Mental Health Research). $1,600,000 CAD. Implementation Science Leads: Barwick M, Sundar P, Global Implementation Initiative (GII). Evidence for ISCM in Youth Mental Health Leads: A Cheung, S Singh. Data Integration Platform Leads: Iyer S, Rickwood D. Delivery Platform – Community Access Points: Mathias S, McGorry P. Educational Setting Leads: Manion I, Davis M. Technology Leads: Davidson J, Burns J. Youth and Family Engagement Leads: Henderson J, Anderson K, Jigsaw member.

2017– 2019 Co-Investigator. A Focused Suicide Prevention Strategy for Youth Presenting to the Emergency Department with Suicide Related Behavior: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Co-PI: Korczak D, Finkelstein Y. Collaborator(s): Barwick M, Cleverly B, Chaim G, Henderson J, Monga S, Juurlink D, Szatmari P. Cundill Foundation $150,462 CAD. (June 2017 – May 2019).

2017 – 2019 Co-Applicant. Enhancing Dissemination and Implementation of Causal Inference Methods through Partnerships with Large Health System. PI: Yi Zhang (Medical Technology & Practice Patterns Institute (MTPPI). CIs: Barwick M, Thamer M​, Kshirsagar O. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI USA). $420,000 USD (Jan 1 2017 – Jan 31 2018).

2016– 2019 Co-Principal Applicant. Building effective teams: The implementation of a web-based clinical collaboration system. Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) Innovation to Impact Grant. Nominated Principal Applicants: Husain A; Co-PA: Barwick M. Co-Applicants: Adam Rapoport; Andrea Bezjak; Eyal Cohen; Jennifer Stinson; Joseph Cafazzo; Monika Krzyzanowska; Peter Selby; Russell Goldman; Trevor Jamieson. $450.000 CAD.

2016 – 2019 Co-Applicant. Assessment of an integrated stage-based framework for implementation of a sports-based intervention. Movember Foundation. PI: Boydell, Katherine. CIs: Barwick M, Forgarty A, Vella S. 100,000 AUD.

2017 – 2018 Co-Applicant. A social media tool kit for health researchers. Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation Knowledge Sharing Support Award. PI: Chambers C. CIs: Barwick M, Witteman H, George R, Benchimol E, Tutelman P., Parker J. $9,961 CAD. [March 2017-Febuary 2018].

2017 May Co-Investigator. A Focused Suicide Prevention Strategy for Youth Presenting to the Emergency Department with Suicide Related Behavior: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Co-PI: Korczak D, Finkelstein Y. Collaborator(s): Barwick M, Cleverly B, Chaim G, Henderson J, Monga S, Juurlink D, Szatmari P. Funding for Youth Suicide Prevention Research, Sick Kids Foundation. 54,000 CAD [Donations] Private Donor Support via the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids) Foundation.

2016– 2018 Co-Applicant. Risk prediction for ovarian failure in childhood cancer survivors. CIHR Project Scheme. PI: Nathan, Paul; Yan, Yuan (U Alberta). CIs: Barwick M, Motan T, Yasui Y. S235,000 CAD.

2016 – 2018 Co-Investigator. Addressing obesity in toddlers at risk: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial comparing usual care to group-based parenting and home visits in primary care. Ontario Child Health Support Unit (OCHSU). IMPACT Child Health Award. PI: Birken, C.S. Collaborator(s): Jenkins J, Maguire J, Parkin P, Barwick M, Klaassen M, Persaud N, Dave M, Perlmutar M, Moore J, Straus S, Willan A, Moretti M. 299,808 CAD.

2015– 2018 Collaborator/ Advisory Board Member. Advancing implementation science through measure development and evaluation. PI: Lewis C. National Institutes of Health (NIH) (USA) R01MH. $444,975 USD

2015 – 2017 Qualitative and Implementation Science Lead. Tackling Typhoid – What Do Global & Country Trends Teach Us? PI: Zulfiqar A Bhutta. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation US $810,918. Apr 2015 – Apr 2017.

2015 – 2017Co-Applicant. It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: A Science-Media Partnership to Mobilize Evidence about Children’s Pain to Parents. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Knowledge to Action. PI: Chambers CT, Ehm E. Co-Applicants: Barwick M, Bender J, Campbell-Yeo M, Collier G, Goldman R, Mogil J, O’Hara K, Stevens B, Taddio A, Witteman H. $200,000 CAD. [March 2015 – February 2017; No cost extension until February 2018].

2015 – 2017 Co-Applicant. Cancer Pain Management in Children: Using Social Media to Bridge the Gap. Canadian Cancer Society, Knowledge to Action. PI: Chambers C, Stinson J. Co-applicant: Barwick M, Fernandez C, Irwin K, Jibb L, Nathan P. $100,000 CAD. [August 2015 – July 2017].

2015 – 2016 Co-Applicant. “It doesn’t have to hurt”: Extending our Reach to Help Parents of Children Undergoing Painful Procedures. PI: Chambers CT, Campbell-Yeo M.  Co-applicants: Barwick M, Chorney J, Finley A, Latimer M, McGrath P Witteman H.  Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Knowledge Sharing Support Award $10,000. [February 2015-January 2016; no cost extension to March 2016].

2014 – 2017 Co-Investigator. Before, during and after: Service use in the mental health and health sectors within Ontario for children and youth with mental health problems. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Open Grant. PI: Reid G. Collaborator(s): Barwick M, Cairney R, Carter J, Kurdyak P, Neufeld R, Schraeder KE, St.Pierre J, Stewart, SL, Tobon JI. Vingilis ER, & Zaric G. S. $385,592 CAD

2012 – 2018  Consultant. Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR). National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). PI: Westbrook J (SEDL, Austin Texas USA). Collaborator(s): Barwick M. $3,759,000 USD

peer Referred Publications

  1. Couturier J., Lock J, Kimber M, McVey G, Barwick M (CA), Niccols A, Webb C, Findlay S, & Woodford T. (2017). Themes arising in Clinical Consultation for Therapists Implementing Family-Based Treatment for Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa: A Qualitative Study. The Journal of Eating Disorders, 5(8).
  2. Cunningham, C.E., Barwick, M., Rimas, H. et al. (2017). Modeling the Decision of Mental Health Providers to Implement Evidence-Based Children’s Mental Health Services: A Discrete Choice Conjoint Experiment. Adm Policy Meant Health, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10488-017-0824-z.
  3. Kimber M, Barac R, Barwick M (SRA) (Accepted July 20 2017). Meaningful Fidelity: Agreement and Acceptability of Implementing the BECCI and MITI for Motivational Interviewing (MI) in Child and Youth Mental Health. Clinical Social Work Journal.
  4. Tutelman PR, Chambers CT, Stinson JN, Parker JA, Fernandez CV, Witteman HO, Nathan PC, Barwick M (CA), Jibb LA, Irwin K, Campbell F. (2017). Pain in Children with Cancer: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Parent Management. The Clinical Journal of Pain. Accepted June 16th.
  5. Carbone S, Wigle J, Akseer N, Barac R, Barwick M (CA), Zlotkin S. (2017). Perceived reciprocal value of health professionals’ participation in global child health-related work. Globalization and Health, 13:27. DOI 10.1186/s12992-017-0250-8
  6. Pinnock H, Barwick M (CA), Carpenter C, Eldridge S, Grandes G, Griffiths C, Rycroft-Malone J, Meissner P, Murray E, Patel A, Sheikh A, Taylor S. (2017). Standards for Reporting Implementation Studies (StaRI) Explanation and Elaboration Document. BMJ Open;7:e013318. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013318.
  7. Pinnock H, Barwick M (CA), Carpenter C, Eldridge S, Grandes G, Griffiths C, Rycroft-Malone J, Meissner P, Murray E, Patel A, Sheikh A, Taylor S (2017). Standards for reporting implementation studies (StaRI) Statement. BMJ 2017;356:i6795. http://www.equator-network.org/reporting-guidelines/stari-statement/
  8. Barwick, M. (SRA) (2016). Building Scientist Capacity in Knowledge Translation: Development of the Knowledge Translation Planning Template. Technology Innovation Management Review, 6(9): 9-15.
  9. Stevens B, Yamada J, Promislow S, Barwick M (CA), Pinard M, and the CIHR Team in Children’s Pain (2016). Pain assessment and management after a knowledge translation booster intervention. Pediatrics. Online First. September 1 2016.
  10. Barwick, M. (SRA), Barac, R., Zlotkin, S., Salim, L., & Davidson, M. (2016). Factors implicated in successful implementation: evidence to inform improved implementation from high and low-income countries. Implementation Science, 11(Suppl 1): A52.
  11. Reid G, Stewart S, Zaric G, Carter J, Neufeld R, Tobon J, Barwick M (CA), Vingilis E. (2015). Defining episodes of care in children’s mental health using administrative data. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 20;42(6):737-747. Altmetric score of 2.
  12. Pullenayegum EM, Platt RW, Barwick M (CA), Feldman BM, Offringa M & Thabane L. (2015). Knowledge translation in biostatistics: a survey of current practices, preferences, and barriers to the dissemination and uptake of new statistical methods. Statistics in Medicine, 5;35(6):805-18. doi: 10.1002/sim.6633. Epub 2015 Aug 25.
  13. Yamada J, Shorkey A, Barwick M (CA), Widger K, Stevens B. (2015). The effectiveness of toolkits as knowledge translation strategies for integrating evidence into clinical care: A systematic review. BMJ Open, 5(4).
  14. Couturier J, Kimber M, Lock J, Barwick M (CA), McVey G, Findlay S, Webb C, Boettcher M, Niccols A, Woodford T. (2015). Implementing highly specialized and evidence-based pediatric eating disorder treatment: protocol for a mixed methods evaluation. Implementation Science, 10(40).
  15. Lewis CC, Stanick C, Martinez R, Weiner BJ, Kim M, Barwick M (CA), Comtois KA. (2015). The Society for Implementation Research Collaboration Instrument Review Project: A Methodology to Promote Rigorous Evaluation. Implementation Science, 10(2).
  16. Barac R, Stein S, Bruce B, Barwick M (SRA). (2014). Scoping review of toolkits as a knowledge translation strategy in health. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 14, 121.
  17. Barwick M (SRA), Barac R, Akrong LM, Johnson S, Chaban P. (2014). Bringing evidence to the classroom: exploring educator notions of evidence and preferences for practice change. International Education Research, 2(4):1-15. doi: 10.12735/ier.v2i4p01. Principal Author.
  18. Barwick M (SRA), Phipps D, Myers G, Johnny M, Coriandoli R. (2014). Knowledge translation and strategic communications: Unpacking differences and similarities for scholarly and research communications. Scholarly and Research Communication, 5(3):1-14.
  19. Stevens B, Yamada J, Promislow S, Stinson J, Harrison D, Victor JC, and the CIHR Team in Children’s Pain: Barwick M (CA), Campbell F, Chambers C, Cohen J, Cummings G, Estabrooks CA, Finley GA, Johnston C, Latimer M, Lee S, McGrath P, Sawatzky-Dickson D, Scott SD, Sidani S, Stremler R, Synnes A, Taddio A, Victor JC, Villeneuve E, Warnock F, Willan AR.. (2014). Implementation of multidimensional knowledge translation strategies to improve procedural pain in hospitalized children. Implementation Science, 9(120).
  20. Stevens BJ, Yamada J, Estabrooks CA, Stinson J, Campbell F, Scott SD, Cummings G; CIHR Team in Children’s Pain: Barwick M (CA), Chambers C, Cohen J, Finley GA, Harrison D, Johnston C, Latimer M, Lee S, Le May S, McGrath P, Rashotte J, Rosmus C, Sawatzky-Dickson D, Sidani S, Stremler R, Synnes A, Taddio A, Victor JC, Villeneuve E, Warnock F, Willan AR. (2014). Pain in hospitalized children: Effect of a multidimensional knowledge translation strategy on pain process and clinical outcomes. Pain, 155(1):60-68.
  21. Cunningham CE, Barwick MA (SRA), Short K, Chen Y, Ratcliffe J, Rimas H & Mielko S. (2014). Modeling the mental health practice change preferences of educators: a discrete–choice conjoint experiment. School Mental Health, 6:1-14. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24563679.
  22. Fearing G, Barwick MA (SRA) & Kimber M. (2014). Clinical transformation: implementation of evidence-based practices from the management perspective. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41(4):455-68. doi: 10.1007/s10488-013-0481-9.
  23. Barwick MA (SRA), Urajnik D, & Moore JE. (2014). Training and Maintaining System-Wide Reliability in Outcome Management. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23(1), 85-94 DOI: 10.1007/s10826-012-9694-x (Online First).
  24. Rashotte J, Harrison D, Coburn G, Yamada J, Stevens BJ; CIHR Team in Children’s Pain: Barwick M (CA), Campbell F, Chambers C, Cohen J, Cummings G, Estabrooks CA, Finley GA, Johnston C, Latimer M, Lee S, McGrath P, Sawatzky-Dickson D, Scott SD, Sidani S, Stremler R, Synnes A, Taddio A, Victor JC, Villeneuve E, Warnock F, Willan AR. (2013). Health care professionals’ pain narratives in hospitalized children’s medical records. Part 2: structure and content. Pain Research and Management, 18(5):75-83.
  25. Rashotte J, Coburn G, Harrison D, Stevens BJ, Yamada J, Abbott LK; CIHR Team in Children’s Pain: Barwick M (CA), Campbell F, Chambers C, Cohen J, Cummings G, Estabrooks CA, Finley GA, Johnston C, Latimer M, Lee S, McGrath P, Sawatzky-Dickson D, Scott SD, Sidani S, Stremler R, Synnes A, Taddio A, Victor JC, Villeneuve E, Warnock F, Willan AR. (2013). Health care professionals’ pain narratives in hospitalized children’s medical records. Part 1: pain descriptors. Pain Research and Management, 18(5):84-93.
  26. Barwick MA (SRA), Urajnik D, Sumner L, Cohen S, Reid G, Engel K. (2013). Profiles and Service Utilization for Children Accessing a Mental Health Walk-In Clinic versus Usual Care. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 10(4):338-352. DOI: 10.1080/15433714.2012.663676. Citations 14
  27. Barwick MA (SRA), Schachter H, Bennett LM, McGowan J, Ly M, Wilson A, Bennett K, Buchanan DH, Fergusson D, & Manion I. (2012). Knowledge translation efforts in child and youth mental health: A systematic review. Journal of Evidence Based Social Work, 9(4):369-395. DOI 10.1080/15433714.2012.663667. Senior Responsible Author.
  28. Barwick MA (SRA), Bennett LM, Johnson SN, McGowan J, & Moore JE. (2012). Training health and mental health professionals in motivational interviewing: A systematic review. Children and Youth Services Review, 34(2012):1786-1795. DOI information: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2012.05.01.
  29. Kimber M, Barwick M (SRA), & Fearing G. (2012). Becoming an Evidence-Based Service Provider: Staff Perceptions and Experiences of Organizational Change. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 39(3):314-332. DOI 10.1007/s11414-012-9276-0.
  30. Stevens BJ, Harrison D, Rashotte J, Yamada J, Abbott LK, Coburn G, Stinson J, Le May S; CIHR Team in Children’s Pain: Barwick M (CA), Campbell F, Chambers C, Cohen J, Cummings G, Estabrooks CA, Finley GA, Johnston C, Latimer M, Lee S, McGrath P, Sawatzky-Dickson D, Scott SD, Sidani S, Stremler R, Synnes A, Taddio A, Victor JC, Villeneuve E, Warnock F, Willan AR. (2012). Pain assessment and intensity in hospitalized children in Canada. Journal of Pain, 13(9):857-865.
  31. Stevens B, Abbott LK, Yamada J, Harrison D, Stinson J, Taddio A, Barwick M (CA), Latimer M, Scott S, Rashotte J, Campbell F, Finley A, with the CIHR Team in Pediatric Pain. (2011). Epidemiology and Management of Painful Procedures in Hospitalized Children across Canada. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 183(7):E403 – E410. doi:10.1503/cmaj.101341v.
  32. Bruce B, Snowdon A, Cunningham CE, Cramm CL, Whittle K, Correale H, Barwick M (CA), Piotrowski C, Warda L. (2011). Predicting Parents’ Use of Booster Seats. Injury Prevention, 17(5):313-318. IP Online First, 10.1136/ip.2010.029181.
  33. Barwick M (SRA), Kimber M, & Fearing G. (2011). Shifting Sands: A Case Study of Process Change in Scaling Up for Evidence-Based Practice. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 10(8):97-114. This paper was nominated and is a finalist for paper of the year for the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management http://theorganisation.com/2011/05/09/management-journal-award-finalists-2/.
  34. Barwick M (SRA). (2011). Master’s level clinician competencies in child and youth behavioral health care. Report on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 11(2):32-39.
  35. Cunningham CE, Bruce B, Snowdon A, Chen Y, Barwick M (CA) (2011). Modeling improvements in booster seat use: a discrete choice conjoint experiment. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 43(6), 1999-2009.
  36. Brown J, Rounthwaite J, & Barwick M (SRA). (2011). Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: A Transformational Organizational Change. International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, 10(7):33-54.
  37. Barwick M (SRA), Peters J, Boydell KM. (2009). Getting to Uptake: Do Communities of Practice Support the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practice? Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 18(1):16-29.
  38. Barwick M (SRA), Boydell KM, Stasiulis E, Ferguson HB, Blase K, Fixsen D. (2008). Research utilization among children’s mental health providers. Implementation Science, 3:19
  39. Boydell KM, Stasiulis E, Barwick M (CA), Greenberg N, & Pong R. (2008). Challenges of knowledge translation in rural communities: The case of rural children’s mental health. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 27(1):49-63.
  40. Boydell KM, Barwick MA (CA), Ferguson HB, & Haines R. (2005). A feasibility study to assess service provider perspectives regarding use of the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale in Ontario. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 3(1):105-110.
  41. Barwick MA (SRA), Boydell KM, Cunningham CE, & Ferguson HB. (2004). Overview of Ontario’s screening and outcome measurement initiative in children’s mental health. Canadian Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Review, 13(4):105-109.
  42. Barwick MA (SRA), Cohen NJ, Horodezky NB, & Lojkasek M. (2004). Infant communication and the mother-infant relationship: the importance of level of risk and construct measurement. Infant Mental Health Journal, 25(3):240-266.
  43. Stirtzinger R & Barwick M (CA). (2002). Healthy Schools and Ecological School/ Mental Health Partnership for Effective Program Delivery to Children. Ontario Psychological Association Journal. 2002 Jan.
  44. Cohen NJ, Vallance DD, Barwick MA (CA), Im N, Horodezky NB, & Isaacson L. (2000). The interface between ADHD and language impairment: An examination of language, achievement, and cognitive processing. Journal of Child Psychology, Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 41:353-362.
  45. Cohen NJ, Muir E, Lojkasek M, Muir R, Parker CJ, Barwick M (CA), & Brown M. (1999). Outcomes of two interventions to treat troubled mother-infant relationships. Infant Mental Health Journal, 20(4):429-451.
  46. Cohen NJ, Barwick MA (CA), Horodezky NB, Vallance D, & Im N. (1998). Language, achievement, and cognitive processing in psychiatrically disturbed children with previously identified and unsuspected language impairments. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 39:865-877.
  47. Cohen NJ, Menna R, Vallance DD, Barwick MA (CA), Im N, & Horodezky N. (1998). Language, social cognitive processing and behavioral characteristics of psychiatrically disturbed children with previously identified and unsuspected language impairments. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines, 39:853-864.
  48. Barwick MA (SRA) & Siegel LS. (1999). Learning difficulties in adolescent clients of a shelter for runaway and homeless street youth. Journal of Research in Adolescence, 6:647-668.
  49. Cohen NJ, Barwick MA (CA), Horodezky N, & Isaacson L. (1996). Comorbidity of language and social-emotional disorders: Comparison of psychiatric outpatients and their siblings. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 25:192-200.

Monographs

  1. Guttmann, A (Co-SRA), Gandhi, S., Hanvey, Li, P., Barwick, M (Co-SRA), Cohen, E., Glazer, S., Reisman, J. & Brownell, M. (2017). Primary Health Care Services for Children and Youth in Canada: Access, Quality and Structure. In The Health of Canada’s Children and Youth: A CICH Profile. Retrieved from http://profile.cich.ca/en/index.php/chapter3
  2. Barwick, M (SRA), Barac R, Zlotkin S. (2015). An Examination of Exclusive Breastfeeding Implementation in Ethiopia and Mali: Factors Influencing Change. Principal Author. http://www.can-mnch.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/EBF-Research-Report-FINAL-July-29-2015.pdf
  3. Widger K, Stevens B, & Barwick M (Co-SRA). (2013). Stories from the floor: a knowledge translation casebook on improving pediatric pain practices. http://ken.caphc.org/xwiki/bin/view/Other+Resources/Stories+from+the+Floor
  4. Barwick M. (2010). Master’s level clinician competencies in child and youth mental health practice: Results of a North American Survey of Senior Managers and Supervisors. https://depts.washington.edu/pbhjp/downloads/newsD/frontpageD/Clinician%20Competencies%20in%20Behavioral%20Health%20v%20Feb%206%202011.pdf
  5. Barwick M, Bovaird S, & McMillen K. (2010). Building Capacity in Knowledge Translation: Developing a Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate Program for Knowledge Translation Professionals. Toronto, ON: The Hospital for Sick Children.
  6. Barwick M, Butterill D, Lockett DM, Buckley L, & Goering P. (2005). Scientist knowledge translation training manual (SKTT). Toronto, ON: The Hospital for Sick Children.
  7. Barwick MA, Boydell KM, Stasiulis E, Ferguson HB, Blase K, & Fixsen D. (2005). Knowledge transfer and evidence-based practice in children’s mental health. Toronto, ON: Children’s Mental Health Ontario. http://www.kidsmentalhealth.ca/documents/KT_f ull_report.pdf
  8. Barwick MA, Dilico Ojibway Child and Family Services & Hodges K. (2004). Culturally Competent Evaluation: Clinical Considerations for rating the Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale with Aboriginal Children and Youth. Toronto, ON: The Hospital for Sick Children.
  9. Barwick MA, Boydell KM, & Omrin C. (2002). A knowledge transfer infrastructure for children’s mental health in Ontario: Building capacity for research and practice. Toronto, ON: The Hospital for Sick Children.

Magazine Entries

  1. Barwick MA. Ontario’s Screening and Outcome Measurement Initiative in Children’s Mental Health. Psychology Ontario, Special Issue: Screening and Outcome Measures in Children’s Mental Health Services, Winter. 2007:4.
  2. Barwick MA. Initial screening: the Brief Child and Family Phone Interview. Psychology Ontario, Special Issue: Screening and Outcome Measures in Children’s Mental Health Services, Winter. 2007:6.
  3. Barwick MA. Outcome measurement: the Child and Adolescent Functional Scale. Psychology Ontario, Special Issue: Screening and Outcome Measures in Children’s Mental Health Services, Winter. 2007:16.
  4. Barwick MA. Parents: be informed consumers. In-Touch. 2002;1:4.
  5. Barwick MA. Linking infants’ attachment relationships with emerging communication and language. IMPrint Newsletter of the Infant Mental Health Promotion Project. 1999;25(Fall).

Online Resources

  1. Barwick M, Filipovic S, McMillen K, Metler S, Warmington K. (2017) Introduction to knowledge translation. E-learning module. Available soon
  2. Barwick M, Filipovic S, McMillen K, Metler S, Warmington K. (2017) Working with the KT Planning Template. E-learning module. Available soon
  3. Barwick M. (2017 January 19). Fundamental consideration for implementation of evidence in practice. (Canada): WordPress [Blog]. MelanieBarwick. Available at: https://melaniebarwick.wordpress.com/2017/01/19/fundamental-considerations-for-the-implementation-of-evidence-in-practice/ Impact: 305 views in 20 countries.
  4. Barwick, M. Zlotkin, S. (2015). Animated Video: An Examination of Exclusive Breastfeeding Implementation in Ethiopia and Mali: Factors Influencing Change. Principal Author. Available at: http://www.can-mnch.ca/knowledge-centre/muskoka-initiative-consortium-results/ Impact indicator: 212 plays since 23 June 2015
  5. Barwick, M. Blogging as a Scholarly Activity: Cutting a New Path for Academic Recognition. (Canada): WordPress (Blog); 2014 Aug 6. at: http://melaniebarwick.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/blogging-as-a-scholarly-activity-cutting-a-new-path-for-academic-recognition/ [Accessed 6 Aug. 2014].
  6. Barwick, M. Invitation to my journey Down Under. (Canada): WordPress (Blog); 2014 Aug 5. Barwick, M. (2014). Invitation to My Journey Down Under. [Blog] MelanieBarwick. Available at: http://melaniebarwick.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/invitation-to-my-journey-down-under/ [Accessed 8 Aug. 2014]. Available from: http://melaniebarwick.wordpress.com/.
  7. Barwick, M. Implementation in Schools (video clip). YouTube; 2014 Jul. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/user/MelanieBarwick/videos Impact Indicator (reach, as of 1 May 2017): 1,350 views
  8. Barwick, M. Coaching and Implementation (video clip). YouTube; 2014 Jul. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/user/MelanieBarwick/videos Impact Indicator (reach, as of 1 May 2017): 1,155 views
  9. Barwick, M. Fidelity and Implementation (video clip). YouTube; 2014 Jul. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/user/MelanieBarwick/videos Impact Indicator (reach, as of 1 May 2017): 2,081 views
  10. Barwick, M. Implementation Teams (video clip). YouTube; 2014 Jul. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/user/MelanieBarwick/videos Impact Indicator (reach, as of 1 May 2017): 1,388 views
  11. Barwick, M. Implementation of EBPs (video clip). YouTube; 2014 Jul. Available from: http://www.youtube.com/user/MelanieBarwick/videos Impact Indicator (reach, as of 1 May 2017): 1,951 views
  12. Zlotkin S; Barwick M. (2014). Smart Collaboration: Working Together to Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. 2014. Available from Huffington Post – Impact http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sickkids-centre-for-global-child-health/smart-collaboration-worki_b_5400013.html
  13. Barwick, M. Bennett, L. Boydell, K.M. Wotring, J. Parker, K. Van Dyke, M. Darling, J. (2012). Setting the PACE: Curriculum for implementing evidence informed practices. 2012 Jul 26. Available from: http://www.excellenceforchildandyouth.ca/training/learning-modules
  14. Barwick, M. The KT Game. (2009). Available from: http://www.cvent.com/d/44qs3m Impact Indicator: 269 disseminated (as of 13 March 2017); 120 sold ($49CAD) – total revenue $5,880CAD
  15. Barwick, Melanie. Knowledge Translation Planning Template. (2008, 2013) Sep 1. Available from: http://www.melaniebarwick.com/training.php Impact Indicator (reach, as of 3 May 2017): 12,176 downloads since Jan 23 2014

Book Chapters

  1. Barac R, Barwick M, and Dobrowski A. (2017). “I wish I knew this before…”: An Implementation Science Primer and Model to Guide Implementation of Simulation Programs in Medical Education. In Oleg Safir, Ranil Sonnadara, Polina Mironova, Rohit Rambani (Eds), Boot Camp Approach to Surgical Training. Springer International Publishing (Forthcoming, January 2018).
  2. Barwick M, Barac R, Damschroder L. (2017, projected) Factors Associated with Effective Implementation: Research and Practical Implications. Forthcoming, Implementation Science, Editors R Mildon, A Schlonsky, B Albers. Springer.
  3. Barwick MA, Buchanan D, Cheng M, and Manion I. (2012). Methods for engaging key stakeholders in mental health. In: K Dill, W & Shera, editor(s). Implementing evidence-informed practice: international perspectives. Toronto (Ontario): Canadian Scholars Press Inc.
  4. Urajnik D, & Barwick M. (2008). Child mental health. In: Y. Zhang, & J. G. Golson, editor(s). The Encyclopedia of Global Health, 394-396. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.
  5. Barwick M & Lockett D. (2008). Knowledge translation and exchange: How to ensure your research has impact in practice, policy, and health care. In: R. Bortolussi, editor(s). Handbook for clinician scientists: Tools for a successful academic career, 144-150. Toronto ON: Hospital for Sick Children.
  6. Barwick M, Boydell KM, Basnett D, O’Hara B, Ferguson HB, & Haines R. (2006). Using knowledge translation for practice change in children’s mental health. In: CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. Evidence in action, acting on evidence: A casebook of health services and policy research knowledge translation stories. Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

creative professional activity

Innovations and Development in Teaching and Education and Creative Professional Activity

2016 Scientist Knowledge Translation Training Australia Faculty of Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children / Knowledge Translation Australia. Barwick, M., Heiden, T. See https://www.ktaustralia.com/skttaus/  

2011 Setting the pace: Curriculum for implementing evidence-informed practices, Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health. Barwick M, Bennett L, Boydell KM, Wotring J, Parker K, Van Dyke M & Darling J. Accessible here: http://www.excellenceforchildandyouth.ca/training/learning-modules

2011 Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (KTPC™), Continuing Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Hospital for Sick Children. Barwick M, Bovaird S, Parker K, McMillen K & Warmington K. Learning Institute, Hospital for Sick Children. Information accessible here: http://www.sickkids.ca/Learning/AbouttheInstitute/Programs/Knowledge-Translation/index.html

2008 – 2013  The KT Game ©, The Hospital for Sick Children. Barwick, M. (2009-2013). The KT Game. Educational game for commercialization from The Learning Institute, SickKids. Accessible here: http://www.cvent.com/d/44qs3m

2008 – 2011  Knowledge Translation Planning Template ©, The Hospital for Sick Children
Barwick, M. (2008-2013). The Knowledge Translation Planning Template – Revised. Available online as open access: www.melaniebarwick.com/training.php, and at http://www.sickkids.ca/Learning/AbouttheInstitute/Programs/Knowledge-Translation/index.html

2005 Scientist Knowledge Translation Training, Faculty of Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children / Centre for Addiction in Mental Health. Barwick M, Butterill D, Lockett DM, Buckley L & Goering P. Information accessible here: http://www.sickkids.ca/Learning/AbouttheInstitute/Programs/Knowledge-Translation/index.html