How can knowledge translation & exchange be supported by a multi-institution research centre?

Catherine Spooner Rachel Laws Andrew Milat Elizabeth Denney-Wilson Mark Harris
Publication type: 
Conference presentation
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Poster presented at the NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation


The Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence in Primary Health Care (COMPaRE-PHC) is one of nine multi-institution research centres of excellence (MICREs) funded by the Australian government Department of Health (DoH) through the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) at the Australian National University (ANU). All nine MICREs comprise a partnership between a lead organisation who holds the Head Agreement with ANU and other research organisations. All of the MICREs have a mandate to influence policy & practice via a knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) program. There is a lack of research on how collaborative research partnership such as the APCHRI MICREs can foster KTE, over and above how research based within a single institution might be supported. 


This research aims to address this gap in information by exploring how KTE can be fostered in the context of a multi-institution research centre.


A case study using qualitative interviews and focus group discussions with COMPaRE-PHC investigators and stakeholders: the COMPaRE-PHC Advisory Committee and Primary Health Networks (PHNs).


The study will investigate how COMPaRE-PHC has supported KTE; how it can support KTE; what factors can facilitate and hamper investigator efforts in the area of KTE from the perspective of researchers and representatives of ‘end users’.