Interact for Health: Increasing integrated knowledge translation capacity for impact

Although the Health Behaviour Change Research Group (HBCRG) has engaged with the HSE Health and Wellbeing (H&W) Division as health partners on a number of activities to date, we believe there is significant potential for enhanced knowledge exchange between these two groups. Additionally, integrated Knowledge Translation (iKT) within healthcare in Ireland is underexplored, with few existing resources or focused events tailored to address iKT.

Therefore, the aim of this KEDS application is to enhance knowledge translation capacity and resources at two levels: (1) nationally and (2) more specifically, for the HBCRG and the H&W Division. We plan to do this through three knowledge exchange and dissemination activities: 1. Workshop 1: HBCRG-led national iKT Capacity Building Workshop One-day training workshop, for members of the HBCRG, the H&W Division and other Irish stakeholders, led by an experienced facilitator, including case-studies of successful knowledge translation. 2. Workshop 2: Facilitated HBCRG/ H&W Division iKT Workshop One-day facilitated workshop, specifically for HBCRG and H&W Division members, to identify priority research and policy gaps and collaboratively produce a research agenda and 'pathway-to-impact' plan for mutual research and collaboration. 3. HBCRG iKT Toolkit and Launch Event The toolkit, entitled 'Working together to Accelerate Impact: A Guide/Resource Kit for Researchers and Policy Makers', will provide guidance and resources to maximise knowledge translation and collaborative research between researchers and policy-makers, tailored to an Irish setting. The toolkit will be available online on the HBCRG iKT website and launched with a national event.


Award Date
28 September 2017
Award Value
Principal Investigator
Professor Molly Byrne
Host Institution
National University of Ireland, Galway
Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme