KNOWIT – Knowledge in Translation

This research group – hosted by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare Education (SHE) – focuses on knowledge translation (KT) in health policy and practice. Our research spans a wide array of topics and methodologies, from theoretical and conceptual analyses to empirical studies of implementation processes.

By investigating ideas and practices of translation in medicine and the humanities we aim to rethink the field of medical humanities. We also aim to develop and expand the scope and methods of knowledge translation in health care by integrating approaches from the natural and human sciences.

Focus areas:

  • Developing theoretical models and frameworks for understanding knowledge translation, implementation, and evidence-based decision making
  • Exploring core concepts of evidence-based medicine, such as translation, evidence, patient knowledge and clinical judgement
  • Empirically examining how knowledge is exchanged horizontally (between professions, specialties and disciplines) and vertically (between primary and secondary care, between academic institutions and clinics, and between clinicians and patients)
  • Examining how knowledge is exchanged through texts and documents
  • Examining the relationship between knowledge management and various forms of power within health care
  • Contributing to rethinking the field of medical humanities