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Knowledge Translation, Dissemination, and Impact Project Update (December 2021)

by Padraig Manning on 2022-03-21T17:34:00+00:00 | Comments




Dear colleagues

We want to update you on the progress of the knowledge translation, dissemination, and impact project. In this newsletter we will share information about:

  • The explainer video
  • The training modules
  • The information guides and resources
  • Patient and public involvement in the project
  • Our support service
  • Our plans to hold share and learn sessions
  • Publications and events

Explainer Video and Training

An explainer video has been completed. It is just 5 minutes long and explains how important knowledge translation is for sharing research and making an impact and how doing so bridges the gap between research and practice and policy, It can be viewed at: and is also available in HSELand.

The 6 training modules are available on HSELand and can be taken separately or as a whole. Non-HSE students or others can access them by registering as a student on the site. The modules are:

  1. What is knowledge translation
  2. Planning for knowledge translation
  3. Engaging with stakeholders
  4. Choosing a knowledge translation framework
  5. Planning for impact
  6. Evaluating knowledge translation

To access the training, log into HSELanD ( and Select Course Catalogues, then select any of the catalogues: ‘Clinical Skills’, ‘Profession or Unit’, ‘Personal Effectiveness’, or ‘Quality, Leadership & Management’. Then Select the "Research and Development" catalogue. Alternatively, enter ‘knowledge translation’ into the search bar.

Guidance, Information and Resources

There are many reasons for sharing research findings. They can:

  • Make a difference to the way patients are treated or looked after
  • Make a difference to our understanding of different conditions and treatments
  • Change guidance or policy or influence training

A series of guides are available on the HSE Research and Development website:

The guides are aimed at supporting researchers and those with an interest in knowledge translation, dissemination, and making an impact with their research, to find, create, share, and use research knowledge.

The guides cover all aspects of dissemination and knowledge translation:

  • How to get the most from your research
  • What is knowledge translation
  • Planning for knowledge translation
  • Engaging with stakeholders
  • Choosing a knowledge translation framework
  • Planning for impact
  • Evaluating knowledge translation
  • Communicating your research

We have also produced a series of tools and templates.



The Patient and Public Involvement Reference Group








The project co-leads have been meeting with members of the PPI Reference Group through 2021. The group wanted to work on three areas of knowledge translation, dissemination, and impact. These are:

  • Sharing stories/narratives about PPI in sharing and using research.
  • Guidance on how to communicate with patient organisations and the patient community.
  • Guidance on how to include PPI in research.

So far, the group have produced a guide to communicating research and a guide to patient and public involvement in research.

Support for planning your knowledge translation, dissemination, and impact

The Research and Development team are planning to host a series of seminars led by experts in all aspects of knowledge translation, dissemination, and impact, in 2022.

Support for planning your knowledge translation, dissemination, and impact is available from the project co-leads at any stage of your project. Please contact: and label your email either knowledge translation, dissemination, or impact.


Publications and Events

This year we have presented at:

  • The Health Services Research UK conference
  • The European Public Health Conference.


We published an article: Minogue, V., Matvienko-Sikar, K., Hayes, C., Morrissey, M., Gorman, G., Terres, A. The usability and applicability of knowledge translation theories, models, and frameworks for research in the context of a national health service. Health Research Policy Systems 19, 105 (2021).


We have also given presentations to:

  • Nursing and midwifery students at RCSI
  • Saolta Health and Social Care Professional awards
  • Health Intelligence Unit


Thank you to everyone who has supported the work of the knowledge translation, dissemination, and impact programme. We look forward to working with you in 2022.

For further information about any of the items in the newsletter visit or if you have any queries, please contact

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