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July 2015 : Final report now available

The final report from the study has now been published by the funder, the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC). The report is available for download from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Journals Library.

Journal papers from the study are in preparation.


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December 2014: post-project workshop held in London

The third of the project workshops was held on 9 December in London. Attended by 35 people involved in knowledge mobilisation in health, social care and education agencies, the workshop provided an opportunity to discuss the study's overall findings and to consider in more depth the scope for developing two of the key outputs: the concept map of the knowledge mobilisation literature and the eight 'archetypes' of knowledge mobilisation practices.

Following short presentations in the morning, the afternoon session consisted of discussions in small groups during which participants used a range of creative materials to explore key issues arising from the study:

  • Sharing the learning about knowledge mobilisation more effectively across agencies
  • Supporting more and better evaluations of knowledge mobilisation activities
  • Turning the concept map into a practical tool: the next steps
  • Turning the archetypes into a practical tool: the next steps
  • What would an effective and flourishing knowledge mobilisation ecosystem look like?

The study team will now be working with colleagues to build on these discussions.


September 2014: Interim study findings now available

The study has ended and the final report has been submitted to the editorial office at the funder, the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC).

Now available: Interim summary of the findings (subject to change during the editorial process) [pdf].


Blog posts by the team on knowledge mobilisation

"Knowledge Mobilisation: new insights for theory and practice" (25 February 2013)
Impact of Social Sciences blog by Huw Davies and Sandra Nutley .

"Flying Kites for Evidence"
Nesta blog by Huw Davies.

"Research has the power to animate, inform, empower or infuriate"
Impact of Social Sciences blog by Huw Davies.


Seeking knowledge mobilisation innovators

Our study is mapping the knowledge mobilisation strategies currently being used by prominent research funders, research producers and research intermediaries in health care (UK and worldwide), social care (UK) and education (UK).

We are especially interested in organisations that are particularly active or innovative in knowledge mobilisation (KM). If this describes your organisation or an organisation you know, and it does not already appear on our KM organisations list [pdf], please email Alison Powell (aep2@st-andrews.ac.uk) with brief details so that we can consider including it in the study. Thank you!