Tim D. ShawProject Adviser
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He is an internationally recognised leader in the impact of technology on healthcare and translation of evidence into practice and policy. He works at the interface between quality improvement, professional development and implementation science to ensure the rapid and sustained uptake of innovation. Over the last 5 years CI Shaw has been CI on over 20 grants and consultancies totalling over $4M.
He leads implementation science across two Translational Cancer Research Centres which combines the full spectrum of his translational research experience from basic research through to application of evidence into practice.
He is Chair of the Evidence to Practice working party, Sydney Catalyst Translational Cancer Research Centre and CIA on the Sydney Catalyst flagship research project ‘Closing the Evidence Practice Gap in Lung Cancer’. He is leading the development of the Data Innovation Lab in Cancer in Johnson’s Hospital. focussed on the downstream use of EMR data for performance improvement. He has an active international program working with Partners Healthcare and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
He began his career as a biomedical research scientist. He then took non-academic leadership roles in developing a number of substantial professional health education and quality improvement programs in Australia and internationally, ultimately setting up the successful Centre for Innovation in Professional Health Education and Research at the University of Sydney. He spent 12 months as an invited Visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School.
Tim works closely with a wide range of government organisations and industry groups including the Clinical Excellence Commission, eHealth NSW, the Cancer Institute NSW. These grants include investigation of the impact of a variety of interventions on behavior and patient outcomes including audit and feedback and targeted use of new technologies. He also oversees an active consultancy program working with governments, professional colleges and service providers. This has included the Development of innovative approaches to using adverse event data to improve outcomes in collaboration with national and international partners and the development of substantial learning programs such as the development of the Cancer Learning Knowledge portal for the Cancer Australia.
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