On March 28, 2017, the Guelph Knowledge Translation and Transfer Community of Practice (KTT CoP) hosted a discussion with Tamika Heiden, founder and principal of Knowledge Translation Australia, a consultancy designed to facilitate KT learning and practice within research institutions and to broker relationships between industry and universities.
Dr. Heiden provide participants with an overview of her work in Australia and her efforts to raise awareness of and build capacity for knowledge translation as the pathway to research impact. The group then discussed various aspects of the knowledge translation work, including issues of evaluating impact, frameworks and best practices to support the adoption of KTT, and what we can learn from the recent KT developments in Australia.
This session was organized as part of the Guelph Knowledge Translation and Transfer Community of Practice (KTT CoP). The KTT CoP is an informal group of knowledge mobilization professionals, policy-makers, faculty and students seeking to share best practices, develop new skills, and connect with peers. Members are committed to bridging the gap between best available KTT evidence and practice: we are focused on sharing resources and ideas to create a strong community and advance KTT knowledge.
The KTT Community of Practice meets on a regular basis throughout the year. Sessions typically start with a presentation on a specific topic or project, followed by broader discussion.
For more information about the Guelph KTT Community of Practice or to join the network, please contact the OMAFRA-UofG KTT staff.