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PHCRIS tailors Knowledge Exchange (KE) events to bring primary health care researchers, policy makers, practitioners and consumer representatives together to create shared value and contribute to health care outcomes for all Australians. These events include the national Primary Health Care Research Conference, Knowledge Exchange Workshops as well as forums and panel discussions that are crafted in collaboration with researchers and research users.

Past events

KERTI [Knowledge exchange (KE), Research translation (RT) and Implementation (I)]

The purpose of the KERTI network is to share learnings, identify mutual priorities, test innovation in the field and build the capacity of researchers as well as research users to better inform and utilise research. Importantly, it seeks to cultivate a systems-wide knowledge exchange culture that values multi-level engagement between policy, management, practice, research and consumer perspectives.

KERTI Workshop - Training and education needs
Canberra, 8 June 2016

Changes in how we think about, let alone conduct or fund research, can transform its ability to deliver a return on investment. Delegates joined the informal KERTI Community of Solutions [Knowledge exchange (KE), Research translation (RT) and Implementation (I)] to contribute to thinking on systemic and operational developments as well as capacity building to improve the routine utilisation of research to inform policy and practice. This workshop was held during the 2016 PHC Research Conference.

View the Abstract and the Evaluation Summary Report.

KERTI at NHMRC: From creating to ‘curating’ knowledge – what is the role of research?
Sydney, 27 October 2015

Workshop hosted by PHCRIS and the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute.
This was an interactive workshop combining (i) case study scenario by senior researchers to illustrate funding and organisational barriers (ii) discussion and sharing of strategies (iii) contributions to an ongoing Multiplier Effect to improve the routine utilisation of research.

Participants contributed to discussion on funding and organisational barriers and long (and short) term strategies to overcome these.

View the Evaluation Report.

KERTI Workshop: Utilising research to improve PHC in Australia—developing the KERTI Community of Solutions
Adelaide, 31 July 2015

This workshop introduced the KERTI network to support the utilisation of research; its exchange, translation and implementation. It sought to widen the breadth of approaches/strategies as well as participant level in the KERTI Community of Solutions.

View the Workshop abstract, the Workshop handout and view the articles KERTI—a national knowledge exchange network (featured Newsfeed item from This Week in PHC—23 July 2015), and Research—it’s a community resource (featured Newsfeed item from This Week in PHC—10 September 2015).

The Research Application Workshop: Establishing networks to improve the application of research in policy and practice
Melbourne, 11 November 2014

This workshop, hosted by PHCRIS and the Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI), as a satellite to the 3rd annual NHMRC Symposium on Research Translation brought together people with expertise in knowledge exchange, research translation and implementation research . They were invited to share the challenges and opportunities they face as well as the solutions and outcomes they achieve with the aim of developing an informal network of parties interested in these fields.

Collectively we have a lot to share and learn from each other. This workshop was an opportunity to share knowledge. It led to the development of the Knowledge Exchange, Research Translation and Implementation (KERTI) network.

View the Workshop agenda.

View Introducing the KERTI network.


Reducing the Gap between Research, Policy and Practice Initiative

This innovative collaboration, developed in late 2013, initially brought together researchers from the Health Services Research Association Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ), the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), and the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS). More recently the work of the collaboration has been strengthened with consumer representation from Cancer Voices SA and Health Consumers Alliance SA.

The joint initiative aims to reduce the gap between research, policy and practice by:

  • identifying more effective research exchange strategies
  • exploring ways to increase the relevance of research for policy and practice

An ongoing series of interactive public panel discussions have been held since 2014:

Reducing the Gap between Research, Policy and Practice Initiative: Bringing Voices Together Workshop
Adelaide, 23 May 2016

Colleagues from across the South Australian health system joined for a breakfast workshop to discuss better ways to inform and utilise research to improve health care outcomes.

The Bringing Voices Together breakfast workshop was the first in our 2016 series of events. This series is based on ideas and suggestions from participants over the past two years of successful discussions and forums (see below). The series aims to increase research impact and translation in health systems and services by reducing the gaps between research, policy and practice. For further information view the summary report.

View the article A South Australian Initiative: Bringing Voices Together (featured Newsfeed item from This Week in PHC—28 April 2016)

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A breakfast conversation: Improving research evidence through conversations
Adelaide, 24 November 2015

High quality, relevant research relies on engaging research users throughout the process. How to start? Talking is always a good way to begin… We invited health researchers, policy, clinical practice and consumer representatives to join us in a breakfast conversation. For further information view the summary report.

View the article Improving research evidence through conversations (featured Newsfeed item from This Week in PHC—29 October 2015)

Transforming Health: shaping the research agenda workshop
Adelaide, 17 July 2015

Transforming Health (TH) is an investment in the health system in South Australia. It is an opportunity to systematically re-engineer a system and deliver genuine, sustainable improvements in the delivery of health care and patient outcomes.

The Shaping the Research Agenda Workshop was a joint initiative of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ); the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI); Cancer Voices SA, and the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS). The workshop sought bold ideas from researchers and research users to inform the implementation and evaluation of the Transforming Health initiative. 

View videos of the presentations, the summary report and view the article Transforming Health: Shaping the Research Agenda Workshop (featured Newsfeed item from This Week in PHC—01 October 2015).

Researcher, policy maker and consumer: Perspectives on the gaps
Adelaide, 2014

These three panel sessions held in 2014 were the initial events of the Reducing the Gap between Research, Policy and Practice Initiative. Co-founded jointly by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand (HSRAANZ) and the Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS), the first three sessions were met with enthusiastic responses from researchers, policy makers and research users.

View the  presentation and further details.


KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE (KE) WORKSHOPS

If research is to be applied, if it is to make a difference and improve health outcomes, then it generally requires more than just publication. It needs to be utilised as a resource.

Researchers who want to make a difference tend to develop a knowledge exchange (KE) outlook. Such an outward facing perspective requires two critical steps:

  • Engaging with research users from the outset to ensure research is relevant, and
  • Continuing to work with research users to communicate research findings to make a difference.

Both steps require a different perspective and a different set of skills from those generally included in the research curricula of higher education institutions.

The KE Workshops aim to encourage a philosophy of KE—and suggest some KE strategies and tools—early in researchers’ careers.

For information on how PHCRIS can assist you with KE events, contact our Knowledge Exchange Manager Dr Christina Hagger on 1800 025 882 or email phcris@flinders.edu.au

KE Insights Workshop—Mid-Career Researchers
Canberra, 9 June 2016

This KE Insights workshop held during the 2016 PHC Research Conference stepped participants through knowledge exchange and how it differs from research translation. It outlined the climate for KE and why it is important as part of the contemporary PhD. Some international examples were highlighted. Participants worked in small groups to discuss how KE thinking can add value to their work and the experience of their PhD students.

View the Abstract and the Evaluation Summary Report.

KE Insights Workshop—Research Higher Degree students and Early Career Researchers
Canberra, 9 June 2016

This KE Insights Workshop was for Research Higher Degree students and Early Career Researchers who want their research to have an impact beyond publication. The workshop (held during the 2016 PHC Research Conference) introduced the KE mindset and encourages HD students/ECRs to understand the value of their research as a resource. Participants learnt the benefits of cultivating an outward facing perspective beyond academic circles. In small group discussions they scoped their potential research users and identified strategies to engage with them from the outset to inform and strengthen their research directions. The workshop presented a selection of KE tools, resources, and strategies.

View the Abstract and the Evaluation Summary Report.

VALUE ADDING FOR YOUR STUDENTS: DEVELOPING A KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE MINDSET IN THE CONTEMPORARY PhD
Flinders University, 2 December 2015

This KE Insights workshop stepped PhD supervisors through knowledge exchange and how it differs from research translation. It outlined the national and international climate for KE and why it is important as part of the contemporary PhD.

Participants discussed how KE thinking can add value to their work and the experience of their PhD students.

View the presentation, course description, and evaluation report.

AGENTS OF CHANGE: A KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE MINDSET FOR EMERGING RESEARCHERS
Adelaide, 30 July 2015

This workshop was for higher degree research students who wanted their research to have an impact beyond publication. Following the success of the inaugural Workshop in 2014, this workshop introduced a philosophy of knowledge exchange (KE). It encouraged researchers to cultivate an outward facing perspective; build professional relationships across all sectors and work with research users to inform and strengthen their research directions. Through discussion, sharing and networking with peers, the workshop further presented a selection of tools, tactics and resources for generating relevant and timely research to inform policy and practice.

View further details.

AGENTS OF CHANGE: A KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE MINDSET FOR EMERGING RESEARCHERS
Flinders University, 11 June 2015

A knowledge exchange workshop held at Flinders University for higher degree research students in the School of Health Sciences, Social Health Sciences, who want their research to have an impact beyond publication. This workshop introduced a philosophy of knowledge exchange (KE). It encouraged researchers to cultivate an outward facing perspective; build professional relationships across all sectors and work with research users to inform and strengthen their research directions. Through discussion, sharing and networking with peers, the workshop further presented a selection of tools, tactics and resources for generating relevant and timely research to inform policy and practice.

View the presentation and the Workshop booklet.

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR HIGHER DEGREE STUDENTS
Canberra, 22 July 2014

This workshop took place as a satellite event to the 2014 Primary Health Care Research Conference in Canberra on 22 July. The aim of the event was to encourage a philosophy of knowledge exchange early in researchers’ careers.

View more information about the Workshop.
View the article Beyond publication alone—higher degree students focus on activating research (featured in PHCRIS Infonet, Volume 18 Issue 6, August 2014).


PRIMARY HEALTH CARE RESEARCH CONFERENCE

PHCRIS convenes the national Primary Health Care Research Conference—a major event in Australian primary health care research, to present research findings, discuss research methodology and policy issues, and build and maintain essential networks between researchers, practitioners, policy makers and representatives of consumer organisations.

View more information about previous Conferences.


INVITATION ONLY / ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS

The Knowledge Exchange Team at PHCRIS tailor a range of invitation only and round table discussions for senior researchers, policy makers and other research users.

For information on how PHCRIS can assist you with KE events, contact our Knowledge Exchange Manager Dr Christina Hagger on 1800 025 882 or email phcris@flinders.edu.au.

RESEARCH POLICY CONVERSATIONS (RPC)

Research policy conversations are crafted as closed group conversations on a predefined topic, where attendance is by invitation only. These events foster intense discussion between senior policy makers and researchers in an intentionally informal, yet focused and stimulating setting. Usually adhering to the Chatham House Rule (participants are free to use the information received, but may not reveal the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant).

Understanding our differences: Is this the key to more effective working relationships between researchers and policy makers?
Canberra, 8 June 2016

Making research matter in PHC: How can we effectively inform our policy work from an international perspective?
Adelaide, 31 July 2015

Horizon scanning—what is the next big issue in PHC? How can we maximise our ROI?
Canberra, 22 July 2014

Allies in primary health care—through a lens of multi-morbidity
Sydney, 9 July 2013

Primary Health Care Research and the Real World
Canberra, 17 July 2012

AHEAD OF THE GAME: BUILDING CONNECTIONS WITH RESEARCHERS
CANBERRA, 2011

Briefings were held with the Department of Health and Ageing Senior Executive Services team and policy makers in order to promote the use of PHCRIS and Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) resources. The briefings provided information on research services available as well as practical steps to help improve policy development and implementation through increased access to high quality primary health care research.

View the flyer.


Other events

MULTIMORBIDITY AND POLYPHARMACY: EMERGING CHALLENGES IN PRIMARY CARE
ADELAIDE 2013

In July 2013 PHCRIS hosted a knowledge exchange event Multimorbidity and polypharmacy: emerging challenges in primary care with leading international researcher, Professor Bruce Guthrie, Professor of Primary Care Medicine from the University of Dundee (Scotland).

This presentation brought researchers, practitioners and policy makers together and highlighted the need to develop the capacity of primary care to adapt to the realities of multimorbidity.

View the presentation and further details

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