MIND THE GAP: Knowledge translation in research and ageing workshop

The workshop

Date: 2 May 2019

Time: 2pm-5:15pm

Venue: DHHS

This workshop will bring together policy and project officers from Victoria  Department of Health and Human Services Seniors, Ageing and Aged Care Branch within the Health and Wellbeing and  researchers and clinicians from MARC partners to explore shared perceptions of research needs in ageing and for participants to discuss the best ways of working together. The workshop will explore how research outcomes can be interpreted and contextualised to inform decisions by policy makers.

There will be an opportunity to understand and explore the barriers and enablers in KT and to work through some hypothetical examples.    


The workshop aims to:

  • Build and strengthen collaborations between MARC researchers and DHHS decision makers
  • Better understand the ways that MARC and DHHS work, and how research is conducted and used
  • Consider ways to strengthen the use of research in policy and practice
  • Consider ways to better engage to develop research questions and study type that will be useful for policy and practice


The program will be introduced and facilitated by an expert in the field of knowledge translation, Ms Sian Rudge, Head of the Evidence for Action Division, Sax Institute, NSW.