The Sax Institute’s Knowledge Mobilisation Conference 2018 provides an opportunity to hear from international and Australian experts in knowledge mobilisation, share your research and to meet with others working in this emerging field.

This conference will provide a forum for describing and debating new findings about what works to embed research into health and social policy, practice and service delivery – and ultimately in improving health outcomes.

The conference will consider all aspects of knowledge mobilisation, including:

  • Approaches to building the capacity of agencies to use the best available evidence
  • Methods for co-production
  • Better methods for more rigorous and useful evaluations of policy
  • Measuring research use and impact

The conference will provide an opportunity for networking and strengthening collaborations with people working across sectors.

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Professor Nicholas Mays, Policy Innovation Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Professor Andy Bindman, University of California San Francisco
  • Professor Sally Redman AO, Sax Institute
  • Dr Abdul Ghaffar, Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, WHO Headquarters
  • Dr Ian Scott, Director of Internal Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, Princess Alexandra Hospital

Who should attend?

The conference will be relevant for those in government and non-government organisations, researchers and practitioners who are working to ensure that policy and practice is founded on the best evidence.

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The Sax Institute wishes to thank the following organisations for their support:

The Ian Potter Foundation
The Ian Potter Foundation is one of Australia’s major philanthropic foundations. The Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors including the arts, environment, science, medical research, education and community wellbeing. The Ian Potter Foundation aims to support and promote a healthy, vibrant and fair community for the benefit of all Australians.

The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research
The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR) is an international partnership hosted by the World Health Organisation. It promotes the generation and use of health policy and systems research as a means to improve the health systems of low- and middle-income countries.

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is an independent, not-for-profit world leader in helping embed research in health solutions by building the data platforms for high impact research; connecting decision makers with the best research and expertise; and delivering smarter solutions to complex problems.

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We are uniquely placed to drive change because we are independent and a neutral, trusted agent of change. We are a world leader with unique tools, systems, data, partnerships and expertise to drive change, and are connected to the best expertise and leading-edge research in Australia and internationally. The health and well-being of Australians is dramatically improved by making better use of evidence from research, saving Australia billions of dollars while improving the health of all Australians.