This is the knowledge exchange (KE) work package for the Places & communities programme (P&C). ‘Knowledge exchange’ is how we describe activities aimed at encouraging researchers, decision-makers and members of the public to engage with and learn from each other. For researchers, it means learning how to produce and present research in ways that are most useful for informing decisions that matter to people. Or project includes a range of activities aimed at achieving this for the SPHR Places & communities programme.
The project has three parts. The first part takes place during the early period of the programme. At this early stage, the research team, practitioner advisers and involved members of the public will finalise our plans for the knowledge exchange activities scheduled for the later part of the programme. Part two focuses on engagement and discussion of our programme’s research findings as they begin to emerge, and the development of accessible resources (briefings, web-based sites etc.) for the public and practitioners. It will also include opportunities to discuss work at public and practitioner workshops, conferences and other events to reach relevant audiences. Part three focuses on working with specific local authorities to test the feasibility of knowledge exchange and whether early findings from the Programme can be translated into policy and practice.