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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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Words from our raving fans!

  • Great Success, Thank you!

    “I appreciate the time Tamika took to understand my project so that she could give me relevant advice. She explained how to break down and communicate the translational steps clearly. “

    Dr Sarah Hilmer, University of Sydney

  • Thank you

    Effective and interactive presenter who made it enjoyable for beginners.

    Workshop Attendee, Deakin University VIC

  • I Truly Enjoyed this Workshop

    I truly enjoyed this workshop and have made some relevant decisions for our research projects based on the content and ideas presented.

    Dr Ana Mantilla, Research Associate and Project Manager, Learning Sciences Institute Australia, Australian Catholic University

  • Skilled Facilitation and Worthwhile Workshop

    I found the introductory overview of the terminology and the scope of the issue helpful and made many links to my research and collaborative engagement with schools. The design of the interactive task was valuable in asking us to consider how to build considerations of translation into ongoing or upcoming projects.

    Letitia Fickel, Head of School at University of Canterbury, NZ

  • Thanks Tamika

    Thanks again for today’s workshop – it was extremely useful and very inspiring. I feel really motivated to make sure my research really drives change in practice from now on and you’ve armed me with a range of ideas to do so!

    Freya MacMillan, Lecturer of Interprofessional Health Sciences, University of Western Sydney

  • Worth my Time

    It was a great workshop. I learned a lot. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. I loved having a set of rules to follow.

    Molly Driediger, PhD Postdoctoral Scholar, Child Health & Physical Activity Laboratory, Western University, Occupational Therapy

  • Great Ambassadress

    With a recent introduction to the concepts of KT I was excited and hopeful to be referred to Knowledge Translation Australia. I found Tamika to be a great ambassadress for the place and processes of KT in research and practice. I look forward to contributing to the ‘closing of the loop’

    Krista Watts, Peter Doherty

  • 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

  • Excellent Workshop

    I attended the knowledge translation roadmap workshop yesterday in preparation for a research fellowship application. This was a fantastic experience – Tamika was very knowledgeable and engaging, the content was relevant and interesting, and I have left the workshop feeling transformed. This will change the way I plan my research and no doubt will lead to better translation of my research. Thank you!

    Elizabeth Clarke, PhD, BE, BSc, Director Murray Maxwell Biomechanics Laboratory, Sub-Dean (Early Career Researchers), Northern Clinical School, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney

  • Really Useful

    I found the workshop really useful and learnt a lot. Prior to this I had no idea on how we needed to approach the impact statement for the upcoming grant application

    Sheila Patel, Melbourne University

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