2023 Masterclass: Maximising impact from Research-Policy Partnerships
-Carmel Williams, Director: Centre for Health in All Policies Research Translation
The third Maximising Impact from Research – Policy Partnerships Masterclass is scheduled to run on the 29- 30 August and 23 October 2023. The practical two- and half–day workshop aims improve collaboration between researchers and policy makers and support improved translation of research into policy and practice and lead to the creation of better public policy.
The Masterclass targets both academics and researchers working across a range of disciplines, and policy actors from government and the non- government sector. The course is very interactive and focuses on skill development, drawing on course participants lived experience and expertise. The Masterclass brings researchers and policy actors together in the same space, to learn from each other.
The Masterclass is convened by the Centre for Health in All Policies Research Translation (CHiAPRT), jointly based at Health Translation SA and the School of Public Health, University of Adelaide. CHiAPRT works with policymakers and academics at the international, national and local level to strengthen the capacity for research translation in the development and implementation of public policy with a focus on the determinants of health, multisectoral action such as Health in All Policies, the creation of Wellbeing Economies and health equity.
The Masterclass is structured into three modules with Module 1 Concepts and Frameworks and Module 2 Tools and Skills to be delivered in August, with Module 3 Bringing it all Together scheduled to be run on 23 October 2023.
The 2021 and 2022 Masterclass attracted between 30 plus participants including people from all three South Australian universities, research agencies and policy makers from a diverse range of government agencies including, education, environment, health, corrections, education, and child protection. Past participants share some of their experience below:
The Course Curriculum was developed in collaboration with policy professionals and researchers from across Australia, to help ensure that the course was tailored to meet both the needs of policy professionals and researchers. Course evaluations have been very positive, with many participants indicating they valued the opportunity to network with researchers and policy actors outside their usual networks. Following multiple requests from Masterclass Participants, plans are underway to establish a Research – Policy Community of Practice, which will initially be coordinated by CHiAPRT. The Research – Policy Community of Practice is scheduled to be launched in October 2023.
Register for the upcoming masterclass HERE