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2013

Powell K, Nutley S.
Mini-symposium on understanding research use: how far have we got and where should we be heading?

Summary of mini-symposium held in St Andrews, May 2013.

Nutley S, Powell A, Davies HTO.
'What counts as good evidence?'

Provocation Paper for the Alliance for Useful Evidence
www.alliance4usefulevidence.org/assets/What-Counts-as-Good-Evidence-WEB.pdf
February 2013.

Nutley S.
'Reflections on mobilising education research'

in Levin B et al, The Impact of Research in Education: An international perspective, Bristol: Policy Press.

2012

Morton S, Nutley SM and Phipps D.
'Using research to influence family services and policies: issues and challenges'

Families, Relationships and Society, 1(2): 243-253.

2011

Davies HTO, Powell A, Ward V and Smith S.
Supporting NHS Scotland in developing a new Knowledge-to-Action Model
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University of St Andrews.

Morton S and Nutley S.
What happens next? Getting research into policy and practice
In: L Jamieson, R Simpson and R Lewis (Eds) Researching Families and Relationships: Reflections on Process, Palgrave Studies in Family & Intimate Life, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

2010

Davies, HTO and A Powell, (2010).
Helping social research make a difference. Exploration of a wider repertoire of approaches to communicating and influencing through research.
November 2010.

Davies HTO, Nutley SM and Walter I.
Using evidence: how social research could be better used to improve public service performance.
In: Walshe K, Harvey G and Jas P (eds), Connecting knowledge and performance in public services: from knowing to doing, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Levitt R, Martin S, Nutley S and Solesbury W.
Evidence for accountability: Using evidence in the audit, inspection and scrutiny of UK.
Briefing Paper, London: Nuffield Foundation.

2009

Nutley SM, Davies HTO and Walter I.
Past, present and possible futures for evidence-based policy.
In: Arygrous G (ed), Evidence for policy and decision-making, Sydney: UNSW Press.

Boaz A and SM Nutley.
Evidence-based Policy and Practice.
In: T Bovaird and E Loffler (eds) Public Management and Governance, 2nd Edition, London: Routledge.

2008

Davies HTO and Nutley SM.
Learning More about How Research-Based Knowledge Gets Used Guidance in the Development of New Empirical Research. Working Paper for the WT Grant Foundation, New York.

2006

Percy-Smith J, Speller V and Nutley SM.
Evidence Informed Policy and Practice: A Review of Approaches used in Health Improvement in Scotland.
Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland.

2005

Nutley SM.
Delivering research-informed practice:lessons from the crime reduction and social care fields.
Keynote address to DfES Research Conference 19 November 2004, Department for Education and Skills Research Report: CR2004.

Davies, H.T.O., Nutley, S. and Walter, I.
Approaches to assessing research impact.
Report of the ESRC symposium on assessing the non-academic impact of research.

Bryanston C, Stuttaford M & Walter I.
Acting up. Using theatre to validate and disseminate findings from evaluation and research.
The Evaluator (Spring).

Rushmer RK, Kelly D, Lough M, Wilkinson J, Greig G, Davies HTO (in press).
Organisational learning in primary care in the UK: the Learning Practice and the Learning Practice Inventory
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In: Casebeer A et al (eds) Primary Care: A Reality Check. Thompson.

2004

Nutley SM, Davies HTO, Walter I and Wilkinson J.
Developing projects to assess research impact.
Report of RURU Seminar 4, 25-26 November 2004, Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews.

Walter I, Nutley SM and Davies HTO.
Assessing Research Impact.
Report of RURU Seminar 3, 15-16 January 2004, Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews.

Nutley SM, HTO Davies and I Walter.
Conceptual Synthesis 2: Knowledge Management.
Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews.

Homel P, Nutley SM, Webb B and Tilley N.
Making it happen from the centre: managing for the regional delivery of local crime reduction outcomes.
Home Office Online Report 54/04.

Homel P, Nutley SM, Webb B and Tilley N.
Investing to deliver: reviewing the implementation of the UK Crime Reduction Programme.
Home Office Research Study 281, London: Home Office.

Walter I, Nutley SM, Percy-Smith J, McNeish D, Frost S.
Improving the use of research in Social Care, Knowledge Review 7.
London: Social Care Institute for Excellence and the Policy Press. For the full report on the SCIE pages, please click here.

Nutley SM.
Telling Tales.
The Evaluator, Spring Issue: pp 8-9.

2003

Walter I, Nutley SM & Davies HTO.
Research Impact: A Cross Sector Review.
Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews.

Walter I, Nutley SM & Davies HTO.
Developing a Taxonomy of Interventions used to Increase the Impact of Research.
Discussion Paper 3, Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews.

Nutley SM.
Increasing research impact: early reflections from the ESRC EvidenceNetwork.
Working Paper 16, ESRC UK Centre for Evidence Based Policy and Practice, Queen Mary, University of London (Accessible via www.EvidenceNetwork.org).

Nutley SM.
Bridging the policy/ research divide: Reflections and Lessons from the UK.
Keynote paper presented at Facing the Future: Engaging stakeholders and citizens in developing public policy. National Institute of Governance Conference, Canberra, Australia 23/24 April 2003.

Nutley SM, J Percy-Smith and W Solesbury.
Models of research impact: a cross-sector review of literature and practice.
Research Report. London: Learning and Skills Research Centre.

Davies HTO, Nutley SM.
Organisations as learning systems.
In: Complexity and health care organisation. Kernick, D (ed). Radcliffe Medical Press.

Boaz A and SM Nutley.
Evidence-based Policy and Practice.
In: T Bovaird and E Loffler (eds) Public Management and Governance, London: Taylor and Francis.

Boaz A and Nutley SM.
Evidence based policy and practice.
In: Lunt N, Davidson C and McKegg K, Evaluating policy and practice: A New Zealand reader. Auckland: Pearson Educational/ Prentice Hall.

2002

Nutley SM, Davies HTO & Walter I.
Conceptual synthesis 1: The Diffusion of Innovations.
Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews.

Nutley SM, Davies HTO & Walter I.
What is a conceptual synthesis?
Briefing Note 1, Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews.

Nutley SM, Davies HTO & Walter I.
Evidence Based Policy and Practice: Cross Sector Lessons from the UK.
Paper presented at a Seminar on ‘Evidence-Based Policy and Practice’, organised by the Royal Society, Wellington, New Zealand, July 2002.

Nutley SM & Walter I.
Models of research impact: a cross sector review. Literature review protocol – summary.
Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews.

Davies HTO, Nutley SM, Walter I & Wilkinson J.
Making it happen: developing understanding of research utilisation and EBP implementation.
Report of RURU Seminar 1, 6 March 2002, Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews.

Davies HTO, Nutley SM & Powell A.
Regulating for improvement in public services: A review of activity and issues.
Centre for Public Policy & Management, University of St Andrews.

Davies HTO & Nutley SM.
Evidence-based policy and practice: moving from rhetoric to reality.
Discussion Paper 2, Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St Andrews.

Nutley SM, Walter I, & Davies HTO.
From knowing to doing: a framework for understanding the evidence-into-practice agenda.
Discussion Paper 1, Research Unit for Research Utilisation, University of St. Andrews. For figures, please click here).

Wilkinson JE, Davies HTO, Nutley SM, Walter I.
Making it happen. Developing understanding of research utilisation and evidence based practice implementation issues
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Social Policy Focus 2(3):6-7.

Walter I, Davies HTO.
Evidence and modernised policy
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 Social Policy Focus, 2(3):5-6.

Nutley SM.
Evidence-based practice – a threat to the professions?
PARN CPD Spotlight, No 32, 6 December, 6-7.

Davies HTO.
Publishing findings from research
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In: Richardson P. (Ed). A guide to medical publishing and writing. Quay Books, Mark Allen Publishing.

2001

Davies HTO, SM Nutley.
Evidence-based policy and practice: rhetoric to reality.
In: Evidence-based policies and indicator systems. Centre for Education Management (CEM), University of Durham; pp 86-95.

Davies HTO, Nutley SM, Smith PC.
Impacting on Policy; Changing Professional Practice
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Social Policy Focus ; 1(4):23-4.

Davies HTO.
Health Services Research: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
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Quay Books.