Agents of change: The example of an allied health professional

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Despite an increase in the volume of research produced by allied health researchers, gaps between evidence and practice remain. Yet allied health professionals are well placed to act as “agents of change” due to relatively high levels of autonomy, working on the frontline and being able to influence team members. This essay describes our experience identifying and supporting “agents of change” to improve dementia care across Australia. We describe key considerations including selection of staff, flexible support, and diversity of members.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImplementation Science
Subtitle of host publicationThe Key Concepts
EditorsFrancis Rapport, Robyn Clay-Williams, Jeffrey Braithwaite
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781003109945
ISBN (Print)9780367626136, 9780367626112
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • allied health professionals
  • evidence-based practice
  • autonomy
  • expertise
  • client's values
  • agents of change
  • research evidence


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