Knowledge Translation & Implementation Science


Knowledge Translation is one way to use health research to improve health. It refers to the various actions working to improve the use of research evidence in practice, including:

  • Synthesis: integrating study findings into the larger body of knowledge on a topic
  • Dissemination: identifying appropriate audiences and tailoring messages to the audience
  • Exchange: interaction between researchers and research users resulting in mutual learning
  • Application: the iterative process by which knowledge is put into practice

Implementation Science is the academic field devoted to understanding how to get research findings used in everyday healthcare settings.

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Cluster Themes

  • Study innovative research methods
  • Develop and study new methods to ensure diversity in KT and implementation science
  • Develop and study KT interventions based on the citizen science approach
  • Study innovative methods for scaling up effective implementation interventions in the context

Projects in this Cluster

Lead | Linda Li


Dr. Linda Li is Professor, Harold Robinson/Arthritis Society Chair in Arthritic Diseases, and Canada Research Chair in Patient-Oriented Knowledge Translation at the Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia. She is also a Senior Scientist at the Arthritis Research Canada. Linda earned a BSc in Physiotherapy at McGill University, a MSc at University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in Clinical Epidemiology at University of Toronto.

More information about Linda is available at the CHÉOS website.

Advisor | Bev Holmes


Bev Holmes' bio is available at the Michael Smith Foundation website.