I’m a translation and impact expert and the founder of the Research Impact Academy, an organisation working to bridge the research to practice gap, and an Adjunct Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia.
I have a passion for all things research impact and have worked directly with high-level decision makers. In 2015, I was called to give evidence to the Senate Legislation Committee hearing for the Medical Research Future Fund in Australia, where I was able to advocate for the implementation of knowledge translation processes within a new funding scheme, and to suggest measures that will ensure research impact, return on investment, and benefit the health and medical system and society as a whole. In 2018, I won the award for excellence in knowledge translation from SickKids Hospital in Canda and the award for innovation from the Knowledge Mobilization Institute in Canada.
I have worked with a wide range of government and non-government organisations, presented at conferences and symposiums, trained hundreds of individuals through my workshops, and published in numerous professional and academic journals.
I like to consider myself a generalist. My abilities and thinking are drawn from a wide and varied background beginning prior to and including my academic pursuits. This thinking helps me to bring together researchers and research users to create research impact and improve lives.
The past 12 months, I have worked across many organisations from funders to universities and places in between. I am always on the lookout for how I can help others to create greater benefits and impact from the research endeavour and I like to learn from the best.