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Strategies to support knowledge translation and exchange

Armstrong, Rebecca, Clark, Rachel, Murphy, Simon ORCID: and Waters, Elizabeth 2008. Strategies to support knowledge translation and exchange. Australasian Epidemiologist 15 (3) , pp. 24-27.

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Researchers need to provide information in a more timely, user-friendly format, require skills in engaging decision-makers in dissemination and research use activities, are not funded to work with decision-makers, conduct research that is personally-driven rather than focused on meeting the needs of decision-makers or communities. Decision-makers should work more interactively with researchers to ensure that the research meets their needs, require skills in the interpretation and appraisal of research evidence, can be challenged by pressure to use research or towards the findings emerging from research, and are driven by political and financial pressures which may exclude the findings from research. Fair representation? Perhaps not entirely, however these perspectives have been presented in the published literature. And agree or not, these claims highlight the need for further exploration into how research can become more policy-relevant and how policy can help drive research priorities. This paper provides an overview of knowledge translation and exchange, outlines strategies that may support its implementation and identifies further activity needed to support research into the effectiveness of these strategies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Institute of Society and Health (CISHE)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management; public health; epidemiology
Publisher: RMIT Publishing
ISSN: 1327-8835
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 10:53

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