Mobilising knowledge for policy and practice: research translation, research impact and what this means for you

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Research translation, or knowledge mobilization, is regarded as increasingly important activity as governments and the broader public demand that publicly-funded research has ‘real-world’ impact. Furthermore, as a growing number of PhD graduates find employment outside of academia, being able to ‘translate’ your research expertise in various contexts is increasingly important.

Research translation is generally thought of as the process of getting the right information, to the right people, at the right time, in a format they can use, to influence policy, practice and decision-making in various contexts – in other words, making your research findings impactful.

In this lunchtime session we ask a panel of experts from science, arts, medicine and business, to discuss what ‘research translation’ means to them, what the relationship is to ‘research impact’, and why this is important to graduate researchers and early career academics. This workshop introduces graduate researchers and ECRs to the concepts and principles of research/knowledge mobilization and highlights the skills needed to make your research relevant to broader audiences outside of academia.

Date and time: Wednesday 29 May 2019 12.30pm-1.30pm.

Venue: Dulcie Hollyock Room, Ground Floor Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne.

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