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We help you develop a pathway to greater impact

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We work with researchers, research administrators, organisational staff and funding agencies.

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We offer a range of half-day, full-day and two-day training options for researchers and research administrators

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We offer membership to individuals and organisations. Our knowledge hub and regular webinar series are your one stop shop to stay up to date with KT and impact

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We work with researchers and research organisations consulting on grant applications, organisational impact and career success strategies

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We provide online training modules to help you where ever you are, when ever you need. We are building more modules to better provide for your needs.

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What is Knowledge Translation?

Knowledge translation is known by many terms including research translation, knowledge transfer and exchange, and engaged scholarship.

In a nutshell, knowledge translation is about getting the right information, to the right people, at the right time, and in a format they can use, so as to influence decision making.

Knowledge translation should be thought of as a system of processes that enable the development, dissemination, implementation, evaluation and impact of research evidence for those who need it. It requires collaboration, innovation, and the development of sustainable solutions.

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Dr Tamika Heiden – Principal, Knowledge Translation Australia.

Hi, I’m Tamika Heiden, Principal and Founder.

I don’t know about you, but I became a researcher so that I could change the world! I guess I was a bit optimistic, but I really wanted to discover new things, I wanted to help people, and I wanted to make a difference somehow. These are values that have stayed with me, but I have realised that research alone, and the discovery of new evidence alone, will not make the difference that I was aiming for. I have realised the need to work in new ways to ensure that the findings of research get to the people who need to know about it, or who need to use it. Importantly, I have found and learnt proven methods, models and frameworks that can help.

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  • A Great Workshop

    A great workshop. I learned a lot about myself (strengths and weaknesses) and strategies to navigate in an increasingly competitive research context.

    Workshop Attendee, Griffith University

  • We All Came Away with Greater Understanding

    Tamika delivered the two-day SKTT course to a group of 25 researchers at Melbourne Children’s. We all came away with greater understanding and ability to apply KT theories, frameworks and approaches in our work. Tamika is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter whose training will help individuals and organisations realise their research impact goals.

    Ken Knight, Senior Project Lead, Knowledge Translation, Centre for Community Child Health, Policy, Equity & Translation Research Group

  • Very Useful

    Very useful. Every ECR should attend this workshop to start a research career.

    Workshop Attendee, Griffith University

  • Friendly and Personable Approach

    Tamika was able to quickly grasp what we wanted and guide us through a process to identify the key actions we needed to undertake to deliver practical impact assessment for our industry adoption and extension activities. In doing so, she had a very friendly and personable approach and was able to work comfortably with our team and appropriately challenge us where warranted.

    Leigh Clement, Executive Manager Investor Relations, Sugar Research Australia

  • Very Professional

    Knowledge Translation Australia is a great company that helped us understand how we can get more out of the products and services we deliver.

    Natalie Baughman, Research Coordinator, Aussie Optimism, Curtin University

  • It was an extremely insightful experience

    It was an extremely insightful experience to attend the inaugural KT Australia workshop on Research Impact for NHMRC Investigator Grants at the University of Melbourne in late 2018. Tamika and Cathie introduced key strategies including targeting a single research program of highest impact and providing compelling evidence of impact, and put them in the context of the increasing importance of research impact to funding bodies. The atmosphere of the session was overwhelmingly positive and there was significant time for both interactive group learning and individual proposal development. The follow-up with Tamika and Cathie via email and video conference after the session was critical to refine the proposal and produce a finished product. I would encourage other medical researchers to better understand the impact of their research through participation in this course

    Michael Hildebrand, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Melbourne

  • Resounding Success

    Tamika was great, and the RUN Roundtable was a resounding success.

    Katie Donnelly, Federation University

  • Fabulous

    Many thanks for a fabulous workshop – the presenter, content and afternoon tea were all wonderful!

    Lynda McNamara, Queensland Cerebral Palsy Health Service Department of Health

  • Simple and reliable explanation of KT and impact creation

    Simple, and relatable explanation of KT and impact creation – that really hits home with academics

    Ryan Wendt, College of Business, RMIT University

  • Provides a Comprehensive Overview

    “The KT Workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the field of knowledge translation with usable resources to match. It is particularly relevant for those new to the field and/ or for those wanting to embed knowledge translation into their, or their organisation’s research agenda”.

    Dr Rachelle Arkles, Research Fellow, Translational Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University

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