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

  • Highly Beneficial

    This was a highly beneficial workshop

    Workshop Attendee, NSW Local Health District, July 10, 2018

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Informative

    Great and informative workshop

    Workshop Attendee, NSW Local Health District, July 10, 2018

  • Thank you Tamika!

    I truly enjoyed this workshop and have made some relevant decisions for our research projects based on the content and ideas presented.

    Ana Mantilla, Research Associate and Project Manager

    Learning Sciences Institute Australia, Australian Catholic University

  • Spot On!

    The KT Australia, Mastering Research Translation workshop was succinct but also comprehensive. The information provided was spot on for people working in research and/or a health education/promotion project. I will easily be able to start using the knowledge from the workshop in my daily work.

    Roslyn Giglia, Telethon Kids Institute

  • Fantastic

    The workshop was fantastic. It was one of the most useful training sessions I’ve ever attended.

    Dr. Natassia Goode, Senior Research Fellow and Theme Leader Organisational Safety, Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems, University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Highly recommend

    Really good presenter, really liked the model.

    Workshop Participant, ARMS 2014

  • Great workshop

    Tamika facilitated a great workshop which provided the participants with a lot of food for thought. Researchers are often stuck in their research and grant writing bubble but Tamika’s workshop challenged how they thought about their work, interactions with industry and approach to writing grants. Feedback from the participants was very positive and I am sure they all walked away with many valuable pieces of advice and practical applications.

    Dr Nikki Sims-Chilton, Principal Project Officer, Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist

  • Stimulating Some Very Interesting Conversation

    A pleasure to listen to a very knowledgeable and competent presenter who can engage the audience very well, stimulating some very interesting conversation

    Workshop Attendee, NSW Local Health District

  • Worth my Time

    It was a great workshop. I learned a lot. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. I loved having a set of rules to follow.

    Molly Driediger, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar, Child Health & Physical Activity Laboratory, Western University, Occupational Therapy

  • Very Useful

    Very useful. Every ECR should attend this workshop to start a research career.

    Workshop Attendee, Griffith University

  • Highly Beneficial

    This was a highly beneficial workshop

    Workshop Attendee, NSW Local Health District

  • Thank you Tamika!

    Thanks Tamika. I truly enjoyed this workshop and have made some relevant decisions for our research projects based on the content and ideas presented.

    Ana Mantilla, Research Associate and Project Manager, Learning Sciences Institute Australia. Australian Catholic University

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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