Dr. Anneliese Poetz

Manager, Knowledge Translation, Kids Brain Health Network

Dr. Anneliese Poetz

Manager, Knowledge Translation, Kids Brain Health Network
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Biography

Anneliese completed her PhD in Social Science at McMaster University and a concurrent diploma programme in Health Services and Policy Research through the Ontario Training Centre.  Anneliese’s PhD research was about how organizations make decisions with different types of information: academic, experiential, financial, environmental public input and data which must be collected to meet regulatory requirements. This project generated practical recommendations for industry, some of which have been adopted by at least one of the study sites (implementation).  Anneliese has since focused her career on the practical application of research to improve society. As a project manager for the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, she facilitated several national stakeholder consultations, and designed and developed stakeholder- and evidence-informed products and tools to improve public health practice. In her current role as Knowledge Translation (KT) Manager for Kids Brain Health Network NCE, Anneliese provides a broad range of services to its cross-Canada network of researchers and trainees including: needs assessment, advice on stakeholder engagement design and evaluation, KT planning and evaluation, design and development of KT products, training workshops and webinars, and impact planning and assessment. She has also designed, developed and produced several innovative KT tools and processes.  Anneliese has led the field of KT by pioneering the application of concepts from the field of Business Analysis to the field of KT, such as the 6 core concept model for creating value, and therefore impact, for stakeholders.