NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship: Design: a vehicle for moving knowledge in a healthcare context

For my NIHR KMRF Fellowship, my partner ‘NHS’ organisation is NIHR CLAHRC YH. Through them, I am working with their ‘Translating Knowledge to Action’ and ‘Evidence Based Transformation’ themes.

In my fellowship I am carrying out a review of literature, reflecting on previous projects with all project partners to think about what worked and what didn’t. I will be using these to create a model of how design and designers help to translate knowledge into practice.  I will then be applying and refining this model in some more case studies.

The outputs will be a set of principles, tools and guidance of how creative, participatory practices in a design process can enable translation of research evidence into everyday practice.