Journal Club

Research Impact Canada produces a journal club series to make evidence on knowledge mobilization (KMb) more accessible to knowledge brokers and to create online discussion about research on knowledge mobilization. It is designed for knowledge brokers and other knowledge mobilization stakeholders. Read the open access article and join the journal club by posting your comments!

Directing Research Toward Health Equity: A Health Equity Research Impact Assessment

Castillo, E.G. and Harris, C. 2021. Directing Research Toward Health Equity: A Health Equity Research Impact Assessment. J GEN INTERN MED 36, 2803–2808. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-021-06789-3  Abstract  Despite medical research advancements, inequities persist, as research has enhanced the health of some while leaving many communities untouched. Reforms are needed to direct research toward health equity, both during […]

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Governing by narratives: REF impact case studies and restrictive storytelling in performance measurement

Governing by narratives: REF impact case studies and restrictive storytelling in performance measurement Bandola-Gill, J. and Smith, K.E. (2021). Governing by narratives: REF impact case studies and restrictive storytelling in performance measurement, Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2021.1978965 ABSTRACT Performance assessment is permeating increasingly diverse domains of higher education, even in areas previously perceived to be […]

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Identifying competencies for integrated knowledge translation: a Delphi study

Identifying competencies for integrated knowledge translation: a Delphi study Yeung, E., Scodras, S., Salbach, N.M., Kothari, A. and Graham, I.D. Identifying competencies for integrated knowledge translation: a Delphi study. 2021. BMC Health Services Research. 21: Article number: 1181. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-07107-7 Abstract Background: Considerable progress has been made to advance the field of knowledge translation to address the knowledge-to-action […]

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How can impact strategies be developed that better support Universities to address 21st Century challenges?

Reed, M., Gent, S., Seballos, F., Glass. J., Hansda, R. and Fische-Møller, M. How can impact strategies be developed that better support Universities to address 21st Century challenges? Manuscript under review in Research for All. https://4ea149a0-f407-4b41-b5a2-6c693db528c4.filesusr.com/ugd/3d4700_a9e3517d12e444519d871bee77492cb5.pdf  [downloaded December 31, 2021]. Abstract As research funders and governments around the world seek to demonstrate societal impact from […]

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Surfacing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within Academic-Policy Engagement

Surfacing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within Academic-Policy Engagement University Policy Engagement Network (2021) Surfacing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion within Academic‑Policy Engagement. https://www.upen.ac.uk/what_we_offer/reports/Surfacing%20Equity%2C%20Diversity%2C%20and%20Inclusion%20within%20Academic%E2%80%91Policy%20Engagement.pdf No abstract This is a report from a recently established UK network, University Policy Engagement Network (UPEN). UPEN “is a community of UK universities, academics, and policy professionals committed to increasing the impact […]

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Research Impact as Ethos

Research Impact as Ethos Rickards, L., Steele, W., Kokshagina, O. and Morales, O. (2020) Research Impact as Ethos. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. https://cur.org.au/cms/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/rickards-et-al-2020-research-impact-as-ethos.pdf   Executive Summary   Existing dominant approaches to university research impact are not adequately meeting societal and planetary needs. Nor are they meeting societal expectations or building public trust. If academic institutions are to secure their future, they need to demonstrate a genuine […]

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How far does an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and co-production in research present a threat to academic identity and autonomy? A prospective study across five European countries.

How far does an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and co-production in research present a threat to academic identity and autonomy? A prospective study across five European countries. Boaz, A., Borst, R., Kok, M. and O’Shea, A. (2021) How far does an emphasis on stakeholder engagement and co-production in research present a threat to academic identity […]

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Rethinking research partnerships: evidence and the politics of participation in research partnerships for international development

Rethinking research partnerships: evidence and the politics of participation in research partnerships for international development Fransman, J. and Newman, K. (2019) Rethinking research partnerships: evidence and the politics of participation in research partnerships for international development. J. Int’l Dev. 31: 523-544. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/jid.3417 Abstract: This article responds to the drive for research partnerships between academics and practitioners, arguing […]

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Who defines the impact of research? A patient-centred opinion and call for action.

Who defines the impact of research? A patient-centred opinion and call for action. Taylor, M. A., Adam, P., Locock, L., & Kamenetzky, A. (2021). Who defines the impact of research? A patient-centred opinion and call for action. Journal of Research Management and Administration, 1(1), 6-15. https://doi.org/10.18552/jorma.v1i1.655 Abstract Research funders wish to see meaningful impact of the work […]

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