Jill Francis

Invited Speaker, Neurology

Professor, University of Melbourne, VIC

    Jill Francis, PhD, is Professor of Implementation Science at the School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne (Australia), Implementation Lead for the Health Services Research Department, Peter MacCallum Cancer Care Centre (Australia), and Senior Scientist with the Centre for Implementation Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (Canada); formerly Professor of Health Services Research at City University of London (UK) and Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Aberdeen (Scotland).

    Jill is known for advancing theoretical and methodological developments in the field of behavioural implementation science in a wide range of clinical contexts. Funded projects include application of behavioural approaches to delivering physiotherapy interventions in cancer care, critical care and community settings. She has published over 220 peer-reviewed publications which have been cited ~30,000 times (Google Scholar).

    Since arriving back in Australia in mid-2020, Jill has been a CI on funded projects to the value of around $30 million. She focuses largely on capacity building and supporting ECRs and MCRs, including leading the Implementation Research Group in Melbourne’s healthcare precinct and serving as a Co-founding Director of the HSR Fellowship program for the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH).