Implementation science: If it's not knowledge translation, and not change management, what is it? Breakfast Presentation

Implementation Science Breakfast Presentation: Key People


Dr. Carl May
Professor, Medical Sociology
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Carl May profile pictureCarl May is Professor of Medical Sociology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has previously held chairs at the Universities of Newcastle and Southampton in the UK and is an Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of Primary Care at Melbourne University, Australia. He is a former NIHR Senior Investigator and has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences since 2006.

Carl works closely with clinical researchers, and his work has focused on developing a richer understanding of the development and implementation of innovative healthcare technologies and other complex healthcare interventions. His work in this field includes leading the project to develop Normalization Process Theory (NPT). NPT helps us to understand the factors that promote and inhibit the effective adoption, implementation, and integration of new technologies and new ways of working in healthcare. Carl’s theoretical work has informed more than 200 published protocols, empirical studies and systematic reviews.