This project will evaluate the first five years of the Public Health Practice Evaluation Scheme to inform and improve the School's future research collaboration.
April 2018 - December 2018
May 2017 - March 2018
Getting research evidence to inform practice and policy is neither straight-forward nor guaranteed. In clinical areas it is estimated that it can take 17 years for impact. In public health contexts, it can take considerably longer – perhaps 70 years.
The developing area of knowledge exchange and translational research focuses on reducing the knowledge-to-action gap. Across the eight members of the SPHR there are examples of good practice in working closely with Policy and Practice Partners (PPPs) to produce and share useful research evidence. Much is to be gained by harnessing this expertise.
Using a learning set approach, workshops brought together PPPs and SPHR academics to share ‘what works’. The workshops introduced the existing evidence-base on knowledge exchange approaches and were supported by independent data collection to critically question and establish the feasibility, acceptability, utility and transferability of the approaches shared.
A set of knowledge sharing principles as a basis for knowledge exchange and impact were co-produced to inform the research programme for the SPHR.
This will help to ensure that effective knowledge exchange is embedded in SPHR research to facilitate usefulness, uptake and impact.
SPHR Final Research Report: Co-creating an agreed set of theoretically and empirically-informed knowledge sharing principles