Webcast: Moving From a Dissemination Plan to Articulated Description: the Knowledge Translation Planning Template Companion Tool
About the webcast: Success in research funding and research more generally is often realized through the effective dissemination of research findings to the appropriate audiences in order that they may benefit in some way. The Knowledge Translation Planning Template(c) was developed to support the planning process, but users may struggle with articulating their KT (dissemination) plan within the research proposal. The KT Planning Template Companion Tool was developed to guide this process. The webinar presentation will briefly summarize the core components of the Planning Template and introduce the Companion Tool while providing guidance on its use.
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About the presenter:
Melanie Barwick, PhD, CPsych is a Registered Psychologist and Senior Scientist in the Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program of the SickKids’ Research Institute. She is affiliated with the SickKids’ Learning Institute where she sits on the AboutKidsHealth Advisory Board, provides leadership on the Education Council, and leads professional and resource development in knowledge translation within the KT Program. She is also affiliated with the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health as a scientist and member of the leadership. At the University of Toronto, she is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, and Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She is a Governing Board Director for Children’s Mental Health Ontario (CMHO), Associate Editor for the journal, Evidence & Policy, and on the Editorial Board of the new journal, Implementation Research and Practice (SIRC).
Her focus is in implementation science, studying innovative knowledge translation -dissemination and implementation strategies - to facilitate how research evidence is used in practice across various contexts, including health, mental health, global health, and education. Her program of research explores empirically supported approaches, measures, and tools to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based practices across these multiple contexts. Her work in education and professional development includes the development of the Specialist Knowledge Translation Training program (SKTT), the Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate (KTPC), and Planning for Implementation in Practice (PIP) workshop, as well as several dissemination and implementation tools, including the Knowledge Translation Planning Template, The KT Game, The Implementation Game, The Knowledge Translation Plan Companion Tool, and The Knowledge Translation Plan Appraisal Tool. Her work outside of research and teaching includes consulting to the health and the child and youth mental health sectors, and to organizations working to build capacity in knowledge translation (dissemination and implementation) (www.melaniebarwick.com).