On January 31, 2017, Bev Holmes and Allan Best summarized their recent paper in Evidence & Policy that seeks to make sense of the complexity of knowledge mobilization by pointing to six key actions that can be taken by initiative managers and key influencers. Le 31 janvier 2017, Bev Holmes etRead More
Glegg, S. M and Hoens, A. (2016). Role domains of knowledge brokering: A model for the health care setting. J Neurol Phys Ther, 40(2), 115-23. doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000122. Abstract Knowledge brokering is a strategy to support collaborations and partnerships within and across clinical, research, and policy worlds to improve the generation and use ofRead More
Exploring the Function and Effectiveness of Knowledge Brokers as Facilitators of Knowledge Translation in Health-Related Settings
Bornbaum C. C., Kornas, K. Peirson, K. & Rosella, L. C. (2015). Exploring the function and effectiveness of knowledge brokers as facilitators of knowledge translation in health-related settings: A systematic review and thematic analysis. Implementation Science, 10, 162. DOI 10.1186/s13012-015-0351-9. http://www.implementationscience.com/content/10/1/162 Abstract Background: Knowledge brokers (KBs) work collaboratively with key stakeholders to facilitate the transferRead More
A recent Skype teleconference allowed brokers of ResearchImpact – RèsearcuImpactRecherche to share and exchange stories of engagement events, showing we have much in common!Une récente téléconférence Skype permis courtiers de ResearchImpact - RèsearcuImpactRecherche de partager et échanger des histoires d'événements d'engagement, montrant nous avons beaucoup en commun! The technology worked wellRead More
Sustainability and Institutionalization of Knowledge Brokers / Permanence et présence institutionnelle des courtiers de connaissances
David Phipps (RIR-York) recently posted a knowledge mobilization journal club on “Sustainability and institutionalization of knowledge brokers”. The journal club post discusses two research articles. This blog reflects on the leadership of human resources and knowledge mobilization. David Phipps (RIR-York) vient de publier un billet sur le thème de « laRead More
This Knowledge Mobilization Journal Club features two related articles, both published in the same volume of Evidence & Policy. This is not an open access journal, so I can't post the original articles but these are important articles as they address the human resource side of knowledge mobilization- how doRead More
Knowledge Brokers in a Knowledge Network: The Case of Seniors Health Research Transfer Network Knowledge Brokers
Conklin, J., Elizabeth Lusk, E., Harris, M. & Stolee, P. (2013). Knowledge brokers in a knowledge network: The case of Seniors Health Research Transfer Network knowledge brokers. Implementation Science, 8(7), 1-10. http://www.implementationscience.com/content/8/1/7. Abstract Background: The purpose of this paper is to describe and reflect on the role of knowledge brokers (KBs) in the Seniors Health ResearchRead More
This journal club entry is about the work of Laurens Klerkx (Wageningen University, The Netherlands) on innovation brokers and is drawn primarily from the Technological Forecasting & Social Change paper below but I also include the 2012 reference since it is not only more recent but is open access. YouRead More
The following blog story was first published in The Harris Centre's newsletter The Regional, Fall 2011. It is reposted here with permission. When I started with the Harris Centre three years ago, I remember being very confused at my first meeting by the onslaught of acronyms and strange terms. KMb, brokering,Read More
The following article appeared in York University’s YFile on September 28, 2011 and is reposted with permission.
David Phipps, director of York’s Research Services and Knowledge Exchange, has been named the most influential knowledge broker in Canada, according to a report by Knowledge Mobilization Works, a consulting and training company based in Ottawa.
The Canadian Knowledge Mobilization 100, a survey run by Knowledge Mobilization Works, asked respondents to rank the biggest influences of their knowledge mobilization practice. Phipps, who leads York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit and ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche, Canada’s knowledge mobilization network, topped the list.
Left: David Phipps
Also mentioned among the top influencers in Canada were Peter Levesque (Knowledge Mobilization Works), Melanie Barwick (Hospital for Sick Children), Ben Levin (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education) and Gary Myers (KMbeing.com). The survey collected responses from Jan. 5 to June 15, and results were released by Knowledge Mobilization Works on Monday
“Knowledge mobilization is a key element of York’s research outreach strategy,” said Robert Haché, York’s vice-president research & innovation. “Through David’s efforts and leadership, York’s excellent reputation as a leading knowledge mobilization university in Canada continues to be strengthened. This recognition by his peers is well deserved.”
York piloted institutional knowledge mobilization in 2005 under a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Since then, York has grown its knowledge mobilization collaboration with the University of Victoria to include the other four ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche universities: Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador, Université du Québec à Montréal, University of Guelph and University of Saskatchewan. York also works closely with the United Way of York Region to deliver knowledge mobilization services to the York Region community, municipal and regional agencies.
Knowledge mobilization is a suite of services that connect university research and expertise to government and community agencies so that research can help these organizations make better informed decisions about public policy and social services. Knowledge mobilization is a process that results in social innovation.Read More
ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche would like to extend a big KMb welcome to one of our newest knowledge brokers - Monica Nunes. Monica is working out of York University's knowledge mobilization unit and is supporting researchers, young adults and community partners in Ontario and Manitoba. ResearchImpact-RéseauImpactRecherche aimerait souhaiter la plus cordiale des bienvenues àRead More
By David Phipps (ResearchImpact York) What is social innovation? If knowledge mobilization (the process) results in social innovation (the outcome), knowledge brokers need to capture and evaluate social innovation outcomes that arise from knowledge mobilization. Qu'est-ce que l'innovation sociale? Si la mobilisation des connaissances (le processus) conduit à l'innovation sociale (le résultat),Read More
Are you working with a consultant or a knowledge broker? / Travaillez-vous avec un consultant ou avec un agent de mobilisation des connaissances?
By David Phipps (ResearchImpact York) What's the difference between consulting and knowledge mobilization? It depends on co-creation and the level of engagement. Quelle est la différence entre la consultation et la mobilisation des connaissances? Elle repose sur la co-création et le niveau d'engagement. Peter Levesque (@peterlevesque), one of Canada's few KMb consultants,Read More
On Wednesday, January 26, ResearchImpact will be hosting our first ever Tweet a Mobilizer event on TweetChat. Here are the details: Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Time: 12 noon to 1:00 pm EST In order to take part in this event you must sign up for a Twitter account. If you don’t haveRead More
ResearchImpact - Réseau Impact Recherche continues to grow with the addition of three new knowledge brokers, with more to come. I recall clearly my excitement in February 2006, when conducting a scan of university KMb activity I learned there was a third person who was working in Canada as a university-wideRead More