School of Medicine celebrates six HRB Knowledge Transfer Awards
Posted on: 24 November 2022
Eight Trinity researchers have received Knowledge Transfer Awards through the HRB that supports researchers and knowledge users to work together to shape and deliver knowledge translation activities that will improve the exchange of research findings and/or its translation into policy and practice. Six of the recipients are based in the School of Medicine.
The awardees are from a range of disciplines within the school: Prof. Iracema Leroi (Psychiatry) Prof. Mark Little (Nephrology), Prof. Ursula Fearon (Molecular Rheumatology), Prof. Maeve Caldwell (Physiology), Prof. Martina Hennessy/Gerry Hughes (St. James’s Hospital), Dr. Jennifer Hoblyn (Psychiatry) and Dr. Cliona Ni Cheallaigh (Clinical Medicine).
The other awardees are Dr. Frédérique Vallières (Psychology) who will work alongside Cliona Ni Cheallaigh and Prof. Mary McCarron (Trinity Centre for Ageing with an Intellectual Disability).
The prestigious HRB’s Knowledge Transfer Awards or KTAs (formally known as KEDS,) is a supplementary funding scheme open to invited grant holders only.
'Knowledge translation' describes the set of activities involved in moving research and its results from an academic or scientific context to their practical application in health services and health care systems.
A diverse range of research areas have received these awards, including, but not limited to; trauma-informed care for safety and empowerment of patients in acute and emergency settings, empathy-based eLearning outreach programmes for professionals caring for patients with Huntington’s Disease, and a study to engage, educate and encourage participation of patients and family in the understanding and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
The knowledge translation activities from these projects will improve the exchange of research findings and/or its translation into policy and practice.
Further information from the Health Research Board news website can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/3U4hr1y