The Knowledge Translation (KT) platform helps to close the know-do gap in health research through the synthesis, exchange, application and dissemination of knowledge to improve health, the health-care system, and health service delivery.
- Guidance and support for integrating evidence-based KT interventions to change health-care practice and policy
- Advise on strategies to facilitate the involvement of patients and members of the public throughout the research process
- Guide and develop KT-related dissemination strategies and multimedia tools such as videos, infographics, education materials and op-eds
- Advance the science of KT and PE through the understanding of KT methods and interventions
- We consult on integrated KT and end of grant KT plans including budget and evaluation
- We conduct research to advance the science of KT and patient engagement
- We can help you apply KT theories and frameworks to guide your research project
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Kathryn M Sibley, Patricia L Roche, Courtney P Bell, Beverley Temple, Kristy D M Wittmeier
Kathryn Sibley is Associate Director, Knowledge Translation at the Centre for Healthcare Innovation and an Assistant Professor in Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. She completed her undergraduate training in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, graduate degrees in Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto, and postdoctoral fellowship at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute- University Health Network. She has received personnel and research support from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and Knowledge Translation Canada.
The goal of Dr. Sibley’s research is to improve the health of Canadians by accelerating the translation of research evidence into health care. She works to advance knowledge translation science by understanding and supporting use of knowledge translation science in health research, and by integrating it in her applied research implementing optimized balance exercise for fall prevention in older adults. She welcomes communication from potential collaborators and trainees with mutual interests.
Director, Knowledge Translation platform
Carly holds a Bachelors of Kinesiology, a Bachelors of Education and a Masters in Public Health, with a focus on Social Behavioural Sciences and Chronic Disease Epidemiology. Prior to joining the CHI Knowledge Translation platform in 2014, she worked for five years in the Epidemiology Department of CancerCare Manitoba as a research coordinator and junior epidemiologist.
Currently, Carly is the Manager and Practice Lead for the KT Platform as well as the Knowledge Broker for Translating Emergency Knowledge for Kids (TREKK), a national knowledge mobilization initiative aimed at improving emergency care for Canadian children.
Manager & Practice Lead, Knowledge Translation
Before joining the CHI team as Knowledge Translation Media Specialist, Patrick worked in the private sector for eight years at one of Manitoba’s leading advertising and communications agencies. Initially a creative professional, his role evolved to encompass strategic development, bridging creative thinking with analytic acumen. There he conceptualized and implemented strategic communications plans, design and digital media solutions for private enterprise, government clients and non-profit organizations. He has particular expertise in promoting initiatives designed to grow understanding, accessibility, and engagement in public services and motivating behavior adoption to improve health and quality of life.
Patrick holds a Joint Communications Degree from the University of Winnipeg and is an Honours graduate of Red River College’s Creative Communications Program.
Creative & Strategic Services Lead
Carolyn Shimmin is a Public and Patient Engagement Lead at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. In this role, she helps lead CHI’s strategy on public involvement in health research. Previous experience includes stakeholder engagement, research, writing and reporting on various health policy issues including mental health, addictions, trauma and the sexual exploitation of youth. Areas of interest include patient engagement, knowledge translation, trauma-informed approaches, intersectional analysis, and poststructuralist queer theory. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Journalism Combined Honours Political Science and a Master of Gender Studies.
Patient & Public Engagement Lead
Amanda Osorio is the Training, Education and Event Coordinator for the Centre for Healthcare Innovation.
She joined the Knowledge Translation Platform from the Project Management Platform, where she had been working since September 2010. There she supported a team of over 20 professionals while growing her organizational and time management skills. It was during this time that she furthered her interest and efficiency in coordinating events and workshops.
She graduated with honours in late 2002; receiving her Administrative Assistant diploma. Since that time she has worked in various capacities; supporting a sales team of over 10 individuals, as well as working in a project driven environment developing and maintaining new procedures.
Amanda joined the KT Platform in December 2014. It is her strong administrative skills and eagerness to learn that make her an asset to CHI.
Training, Education and Event Coordinator
Patricia is a Knowledge Broker in the Knowledge Translation platform at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. Her expertise includes knowledge translation theory and practice, particularly in basic biomedical sciences, patient engagement, facilitation, social media, and academic writing. She has a background in Biochemistry (BSc) and Physiology (MSc).
Ogai Sherzoi is a knowledge Broker with a focus on patient and public engagement in health research; facilitation; and building community networks. Ogai holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Manitoba, including a Child and Youth Care Diploma, Human Ecology in Family Social Sciences, and a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW). She is also a registered social worker (RSW) through the MB College of Social Workers. Ogai has vast experience working across different settings—project coordinator; practicing Therapist, providing counselling services to children and youth; has worked at Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, in youth treatment programming; and has worked as a hospital social worker in children’s and women’s at HSC. She is also interested and has conducted arts-based qualitative research to enhance mental health and well-being of diverse communities.
Masood comes with a background in qualitative research and has an emerging interest in implementation health research. Prior to joining the Knowledge Translation platform, he worked at the University of Manitoba and University of Winnipeg on several research projects in wide-ranging areas including gender-based violence, rural ethnography, mobility and migration, municipal corporate security, and criminology and criminal justice.
Alexandra Korall is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Knowledge Translation Platform at the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation at the University of Manitoba. She holds a BSc in Kinesiology with a specialization in Ergonomics and Human Factors, and a PhD in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (both awarded from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada). Her PhD research was mainly focused on the prevention of fall-related hip fractures in residents of long-term care through wearable hip protectors. A key focus of Alexandra’s Post-Doctoral research will be to examine barriers and enablers to uptake of patient, caregiver and clinician identified research priorities among health researchers in Canada.
Mercy-Anne (Mercy) Magundayao is the Communications Specialist at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI). Mercy has experience in B2B digital marketing, working for a local technology consulting company for five years. Prior to joining CHI, she was the Development Coordinator for Manitoba at a nationally-recognized non-profit health organization. Mercy holds diplomas in Web & Print Production, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, and Marketing Management from the University of Winnipeg PACE program.
Alexie holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in psychology and a Masters of Science with Community Health Sciences. Prior to joining the Knowledge Translation platform at CHI, she worked as a research assistant on a wide range of projects, gaining experience in survey design, online focus group administration, and other research methods. Her long-term goals are to facilitate the development of evidence-based treatment plans and programs to improve physical and cognitive health at the population level.