Presentation: Knowledge Brokering as an Evidence-Based Strategy
About the Presentation: "Knowledge Brokering as an Evidence-Based Strategy" is sponsored by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER Center). This keynote address was part of the KTER Center’s State of the Science Conference on Employment Research, a special track within the 12th Annual Summit on Performance Management Excellence (September 4-6, 2019, Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME). This keynote presentation provides an overview of knowledge brokering as a comprehensive strategy to develop capacity for trainees and to support change in the work setting. Maureen Dobbins, PhD, School of Nursing, McMaster University, shares the results of her many years of research on this topic and examines its application in the vocational rehabilitation (VR) context in the U.S.
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About the Presenter: Maureen Dobbins joined the School of Nursing at McMaster University as an Assistant Professor in 1999. Currently a Professor, she holds cross appointments with the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, and the Masters of Science in eHealth program. Her research efforts seek to understand knowledge translation among public health decision makers in Canada. Her program of research has identified barriers and facilitators to research use; explored the information needs of public health decision makers; and developed, implemented and evaluated a variety of knowledge translation strategies for public health decision makers. Since 2001, she has been the Director of Health Evidence, a single source of high quality effectiveness evidence and one component of a comprehensive knowledge translation strategy for public health worldwide. Since 2011, Maureen has been the Scientific Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada. The NCCMT provides leadership and expertise in helping public health professionals put research evidence into policy and practice.