The research cycle is not complete without dissemination of research results. If the professionals and patients that can use and benefit from the research do not know about it, then research is essentially wasted. Addressing the best way to disseminate research to different stakeholders (the public, healthcare professionals and policy makers and trial participants) is therefore a priority at HSRU.
On the 14th of March we welcomed Paul Wilson from the University of Manchester to discuss dissemination of research results to healthcare professionals and policy makers.
Paul Wilson is a researcher at the University of Manchester with vast experience in the dissemination of research, particularly in the context of implementation science. He is also the Deputy Editor in Chief of the Implementation Science journal.
This is the 2nd methodology workshop hosted at our unit out of 3 dedicated to the topic of dissemination of research. The 1st workshop, in February, had Delia Muir, Wellcome Trust’s Engagement Fellow and Operational Lead for Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) at Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research (LICTR), discussing creative approaches to public engagement. Our 3rd and final methodology workshop on this topic will be announced soon and will focus on dissemination of research to trial participants.