Title Knowledge Translation in Context
Subtitle Indigenous, Policy, and Community Settings
Author Elizabeth M. Banister, Bonnie J. Leadbeater, E. Anne Marshall
ISBN 9781487524739
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 216
Book size 152 x 228 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher University of Toronto Press
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Review of the Book:

‘This should be on the reading list of every practitioner or academic involved in community based quality improvement initiatives that attempt to bridge the ‘‘knowing-doing’’ gap.’
Minakshi Sharma, Journal of Canadian Health Libraries Association April 2014


The main goal of knowledge translation (KT) is to ensure that diverse communities benefit from academic research results through improved social and health outcomes. But despite growing interest in researcher-user collaborations, little is known about what makes or breaks these types of relationships. Knowledge Translation in Context is an essential tool for researchers to learn how to be effective partners in the KT process.

Drawing on expertise and studies from across the globe, Elizabeth Banister, Bonnie Leadbeater, and Anne Marshall outline a variety of perspectives on KT processes. Case studies outline the uses of KT in many contexts, including community, policy, Indigenous, and non-profit organizations. While recognizing the specificity of each situation, Knowledge Translation in Context highlights the most important elements that have led KT to succeed (or fail) as a dynamic, multidirectional process.


Foreword (Budd Hall)



Chapter 1: How-What-We-Know-Becomes-More-Widely-Known Is Context Dependent and Culturally Sensitive (Bonnie J. Leadbeater, Elizabeth M. Banister, and E. Anne Marshall)

Part One: Knowledge Translation in Community—University Contexts

Chapter 2: Developing Knowledge Transfer with Non-profit Organizations Serving Vulnerable Populations (Cecilia Benoit, Lauren Casey, Mikael Jansson, Rachel Phillips, and David Burns)

Chapter 3: Cross-Cultural Journeys: Transferring and Exchanging Knowledge among Researchers and Community Partners (E. Anne Marshall and Francis Guenette)

Chapter 4: Using Evaluative Inquiry to Generate Knowledge about the Quality and Value of Community Initiatives (Kate Mckegg)

Chapter 5: Knowledge Translation Processes in Developing a Community-Based Evaluation Toolkit
(Joan Wharf Higgins, Patti-Jean Naylor, Heather Macleod Williams, and Irina Sporer)

Part Two: Knowledge Translation in Policy Contexts

Chapter 6: Sharing Knowledge for Policy: The Role of Science Organizations as Knowledge Brokers
(Mary Ann Mccabe)

Chapter 7: Knowledge Translation at the Political Level: Bridging the Policy Research to Policy Practice Gap (Simon Lenton)

Chapter 8: User-Led Reviews of Research Knowledge: Enhancing Relevance and Reception
(David A. Gough)

Part Three: Knowledge Translation in Indigenous Contexts

Chapter 9: Knowledge Translation and Adolescent Girls’ Sexual Health Education in Indigenous Communities (Deborah L. Begoray and Elizabeth M. Banister)

Chapter 10: Knowledge Translation and Indigenous Research (Helen Moewaka Barnes, Wendy Henwood, Sandy Kerr, Verne Mcmanus, and Tim Mccreanor)

Chapter 11: Knowledge Translation and Indigenous Communities: A Decolonizing Perspective (Janet K. Smylie)

Chapter 12: Concluding Thoughts (Elizabeth M. Banister, Bonnie J. Leadbeater, and E. Anne Marshall)



About the Editors:

Elizabeth M. Banister is a professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria.

Bonnie J. Leadbeater is a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria.

E. Anne Marshall is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studies at the University of Victoria.

Target Audience:

Useful for people interested in education, psychology, social work and knowledge management.

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