Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science

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Lead: Linda Li

Advisor: Bev Holmes

“Knowledge Translation” is one way to use health research to improve health. It refers to the various actions working to improve the use of research evidence in practice, including:

  • Synthesis: integrating study findings into the larger body of knowledge on a topic
  • Dissemination: identifying appropriate audiences and tailoring messages to the audience
  • Exchange: interaction between researchers and research users resulting in mutual learning
  • Application: the iterative process by which knowledge is put into practice

 
“Implementation Science” is the academic field devoted to understanding how to get research findings used in everyday healthcare settings.

Consulting with researchers, policy makers, and practitioners, this Cluster:

  • identified 4 priorities to focus on
  • funded 5 projects to address them

Consulting with researchers, policy makers, and practitioners, this Cluster:

Browse the priorities and projects below, or use the interactive diagram to the right.

Browse the priorities and projects below.

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Linda Li
Bev Holmes

Lead
Linda Li

Advisor
Bev Holmes

Lightbulb arrow entering a hospital.
Linda Li
Bev Holmes

Lead
Linda Li

Advisor
Bev Holmes

Latest Updates

November 2021 Publication

Team members from multiple Knowledge Translation & Implementation Science projects collaborated to discuss how they adapted their patient and public involvement processes during COVID-19.

Read more in Health Expectations.

Methods Section Blog Post

There’s a growing scientific community studying how research evidence is used, and how we can use it better. But our language may still be tripping us up.

Linda Li and Bev Holmes explore in: Do we need to translate “Knowledge Translation Science?”

Seeking Citizen Scientists!

Watch this short video to find out more about becoming a Citizen Scientist to share your experiences with pain.

Cluster Priorities