Testing the Waters Before Diving In: Determining the Type of Knowledge Gap and the Readiness of Knowledge to Fill It

About the Webcast

Dr. Travis Sztainert discusses the processes that underlie knowledge translation. He focuses on examining the knowledge-to-action gap by introducing overarching micro-gaps and proposes the creation of a gap assessment tool. He also presents an end-of-grant readiness tool he has been developing over the past several years and discusses some partnership activities around the use of the tool. This is a follow-up to a presentation that Dr. Sztainert provided in 2016 for our sister KT Center, the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER Center).

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  1. This webcast originally aired on September 2, 2020. The archive is available on YouTube at this link: https://youtu.be/eGirF_iyQwg

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About the Presenter

Dr. Travis Sztainert

Travis Sztainert, PhD, is a Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at Frayme in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Travis regularly consults with decision-makers, regulators and other organizations to foster collaboration and provide the best available evidence to support their work. He leads the development of products from large-scale evidence reviews to brief reports and data analyses, to digital resources and social network analysis to demonstrate wide-reaching impact. He was a Knowledge Broker, Content Specialist at GREO from 2015-2020.

Travis also works as a research consultant with various addiction and mental health-related organizations. In addition, he has developed and instructs the Certificate in Knowledge Mobilization through the University of Guelph. Travis holds a PhD in Psychology from Carleton University, where his interest in mobilizing knowledge began, and a Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate from SickKids Learning Institute.