Dr Myron is an experienced researcher, writer, presenter and manager in the field of social science, with particular expertise in psychology, improvement science and knowledge mobilization in healthcare. She has wide-ranging experience in leading and managing research and education programmes and research staff, and extensive specialist knowledge in change theories, improvement methodologies and implementation in healthcare.
Rowan graduated from Dundee Univiersity in 1995 with an MA (Hons) fist class in Psychology, she then studied for her PhD at Goldsmiths College under Professor Peter Smith. Rowan took up a lecturing post in the Psychology department at the University of Hull in 1998.
In 2005 Rowan moved out of academia to the Mental Health Foundation where she became Associate Head of Research and specialised in a range of mental health research topics. Recent publications can be found at http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications
Rowan is currently part of the core team of the ground breaking CLAHRC programme (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) an innovative and fast paced NIHR programme designed to bridge the second translational gap of knowledge and practice between academia and clinical practice. CLAHRCs aim is to deliver sustained change to services within the NHS based on research evidence, http://www.clahrc-northwestlondon.nihr.ac.uk/
Rowan's role in CLAHRC directly supports and delivers teaching, training, presenting, facilitating, team building, researching, writing and publishing. A specific goal is to build capacity in improvement methodologies, working with multi-disciplinary frontline clinical staff to improve services and implement evidence-based change. She works with staff, researchers and patients to build team dynamics using a variety of innovative techniques to mobilise knowledge into practice and directs a programme of bespoke learning events and conferences to facilitate shared learning across the healthcare economy. She has a particular interest in the use of new technologies to engage frontline staff in learning opportunities.
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et al., Whose decision? Preparation for and implementation of the Mental Capacity Act in statutory and non-statutory services in England and Wales, Mental Health Foundation Publication
et al., 2013, Making change last: applying the NHS institute for innovation and improvement sustainability model to healthcare improvement, Implementation Science, Vol:8, ISSN:1748-5908
et al., 2007, A systematic review of the evidence on the effect of the built and physical environment on mental health, Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol:6, ISSN:1746-5729, Pages:14-27
Chan JHF, Myron R, Crawshaw M, 2005, The Efficacy of Non-Anonymous Measures of Bullying, School Psychology International, Vol:26, ISSN:0143-0343, Pages:443-458
Smith PK, Myron-Wilson R, 1998, Parenting and School Bullying, Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Vol:3, ISSN:1359-1045, Pages:405-417