Intro to KT

Mastering Research Translation

What on earth is Knowledge Translation (KT)?

KT is a complex and confusing topic, made even more so by the multitude of terms used to describe it. It is often argued that not only do the different terms have different meanings but that KT means different things to different people, ranging from communication to linkage and exchange.

KT is sometimes confused with or thought of as dissemination, communication, commercialisation, technology transfer, or continuing medical education. However, it is important to conceptualise what is meant by the term knowledge translation as a system rather than to continue debate on terminology and differences in meaning.

This workshop provides a background on knowledge translation and how all the components come together in one system that results in a pathway to research impact.

If you want greater reach, bigger outcomes, and better impact from your research then this is the journey for you.

Workshop audience:

This workshop is for researchers and research support staff that want a better understanding of the fundamentals of KT

Workshop objectives:

  • Learn how to get the right information, to the right people, at the right time, in a way they can use.
  • Understand the terminology, definitions, and the history of knowledge translation.
  • See knowledge translation as a system that encompasses all the steps between the creation of knowledge to the outcomes and delivery of knowledge.
  • Learn about the models and frameworks for translation.
  • Enhance your chances of KT success and research impact through step by step development of a KT strategy.
  • View an example plan. See how translation elements can be embedded in your current project, or the planning of a new project or grant proposal.

All our workshops include

 Evaluation

This allows us to examine our performance, and to provide feedback regarding the value of the workshop to the individual and their organisation.

Implementation

During the workshop participants will work on relevant elements for their own projects. Participants will leave with ideas and a plan of next steps to be undertaken. In some cases, all implementation may be possible during the workshop period.

Workbook

Participants will have a valuable resource to refer back to as they implement their new knowledge.

Coaching

Access tailored implementation support in a follow-up coaching session. All workshops include a follow-up coaching session with each participant to cover any questions and concerns and to facilitate the implementation process.

Action plan

Participants will use action items developed throughout the workshop to develop their plan for the coming months. The plan is developed in a purposeful and strategic way to help progress learning and make sure that time out for this workshop is not wasted but instead leveraged.

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What people are saying about our workshops

  • Interesting and enlightening

    As an experienced teacher and a novice researcher I found the Mastering Knowledge Translation Workshop to be both interesting and enlightening. There is a vast amount of literature on the value of research in education and equally as much literature on the value of good teaching practice. The conceptual framework presented in the workshop illustrated for me a way that research could be communicated more effectively to inform and change practice.

    Dr Christina  Lee, School of Education, Edith Cowan University

  • Comprehensive and thoughtful

    Tamika’s workshop provided a comprehensive and thoughtful introduction to knowledge translation with great resources and follow up. The interests and challenges of the participants were well considered and addressed.

    Vikki Leone, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

  • Very informative

    Very enthusiastic, energetic, good presentation skills, dynamic

    Workshop Participant, ARMS 2014

  • Non-believer to believer!

    “I participated in a ‘Social Media Strategy for Scientists Workshop’ at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto that Tamika facilitated and it was excellent. All of the content was accessible, relevant, with enthusiastic and welcoming delivery. Watch out Twitter and Linkedin; here comes my professional social media channel to support my scholarly output, network building, and dissemination of my research to a broader scope of stakeholders.”

    Colin McKerlie, Senior Associate Scientist and Professor, The Hospital for Sick Children and The Centre for Phenogenomics, Canada

  • Highly recommend

    “I would highly recommend Tamika’s Knowledge Translation Workshop. It was great for brainstorming, interactive learning, and problem-solving.  The creative exercises got everyone relaxed and involved and the take-away handouts are an excellent resource moving forward.”

    Dr Amina Khambalia, Clinical and Population Perinatal Health Research, Kolling Institute, The University of Sydney

    The KT roadmap workshop June 2016

  • Thanks Tamika!

    Thanks again for today’s workshop – it was extremely useful and very inspiring. I feel really motivated to make sure my research really drives change in practice from now on and you’ve armed me with a range of ideas to do so!

    Freya MacMillan, Lecturer of Interprofessional Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney

  • Thank you!

    Your ability to understand my project and apply KT principals helped me to unlock, then articulate the best way to plan and describe the successful translation and implementation of my proposed project. I will hopefully contact you with news of my successful Fellowship and definitely look to engaging your talents to increase my skills and then improve outcomes for trauma patients across New South Wales!

    Dr Lisa Sharwood, Research Manager & Post Doctoral.

    Fellow John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research. The University of Sydney

  • Very Useful

    I really enjoyed your workshop today about knowledge translation and research impact. I found it very useful and will certainly be implementing some ideas.

    Leanne Morrison, Lecturer, RMIT University, June 2018

  • Very professional

    Knowledge Translation Australia is a great company that helped us understand how we can get more out of the products and services we deliver.

    Natalie Baughman, Research Coordinator, Aussie Optimism, Curtin University

  • Great practical value!

    Tamika’s approach to teaching the value and power of social media was both practical and excellent. She stimulated interest in the course material in an engaging and well organised way. The overall feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive. The true value of this workshop was revealed over the following 3 days at our scientific retreat where participants sent and responded to multiple tweets and LinkedIn stories of the latest advances being presented at the retreat.  I would highly recommend this workshop.
    Professor Maria Kavallaris
    Director, Australian Centre for NanoMedicine, University of New South Wales
    Chair, Education Committee, ARC Centre of Excellence in Bio-Nano Science 

  • Motivating Explanations and Strategies

    If you need to know more about knowledge translation, this easy to follow workshop provides motivating explanations and strategies.

    Jane Burns, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

  • Highly Beneficial

    This was a highly beneficial workshop

    Workshop Attendee, NSW Local Health District

  • Inspiring!

    I have achieved one of my goals from my 90 day action plan already as I was motivated to tick one of my boxes off early! (Took 2hrs)

    Workshop Attendee, NSW Local Health District

  • Great Ambassadress

    With a recent introduction to the concepts of KT I was excited and hopeful to be referred to Knowledge Translation Australia. I found Tamika to be a great ambassadress for the place and processes of KT in research and practice. I look forward to contributing to the ‘closing of the loop’

    Krista Watts, Peter Doherty

  • Excellent Workshop

    I attended the knowledge translation roadmap workshop yesterday in preparation for a research fellowship application. This was a fantastic experience – Tamika was very knowledgeable and engaging, the content was relevant and interesting, and I have left the workshop feeling transformed. This will change the way I plan my research and no doubt will lead to better translation of my research. Thank you!

    Elizabeth Clarke, PhD, BE, BSc, Director Murray Maxwell Biomechanics Laboratory, Sub-Dean (Early Career Researchers), Northern Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney

  • A Pivotal Step in my Research Journey

    I had a feeling attending this workshop would be a pivotal step in my research journey and I was right. I left feeling very much like I did a couple of years back, after meeting my career coach for the first time; except she didn’t have that incredible cake! Yum! I now have the tools I need to help translate my big picture thinking into practical outputs and outcomes.

    Jane Coombs, Research and Development, Mater Hospital Foundation, Brisbane

  • Thanks Tamika

    Thanks again for today’s workshop – it was extremely useful and very inspiring. I feel really motivated to make sure my research really drives change in practice from now on and you’ve armed me with a range of ideas to do so!

    Freya MacMillan, Lecturer of Interprofessional Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney

  • A Great Workshop

    A great workshop. I learned a lot about myself (strengths and weaknesses) and strategies to navigate in an increasingly competitive research context.

    Workshop Attendee, Griffith University