Research translation and implementation

This short course is designed to assist academic and clinician researchers in making their work more accessible and useful to policy makers, practitioners and the community.

The course combines theory with a strong practical focus, providing participants with training on the fundamentals of writing for, and communicating with, health leaders, policy makers and their peers.

Content overview

Combining theory with a strong practical focus, it will assist clinicians and health managers in selecting evidence for implementation, communicating with diverse stakeholders and evaluating outcomes.

Practical sessions will include translating a piece of the participant’s own research into a policy backgrounder, or developing an implementation plan for an established piece of research. Participants will learn about communication techniques using social and mainstream media and will undertake a media interview with an experienced journalist.

Course sessions will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Why research translation is becoming more important for researchers
  • The realities of the policy-making process
  • Engaging effectively with the media and non-academic audiences
  • Identifying research that is suitable for implementation

Who is this course designed for?

Academic and clinician researchers, healthcare professionals (regardless of experience or background), academics and students.