Knowledge exchange in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic: reflections on practice across the globe

and what this means for future research


The online taster event took place in September 2021 in advance of a full International Conference on Knowledge Exchange in Public Health on 15-16 June 2022 in Newcastle.  The online event brought together a panel of international experts to reflect on knowledge exchange responses in public health during the Covid-19 pandemic and to shared their expertise on this.

While the evidence base on successful practices in knowledge exchange is growing rapidly, the Covid-19 pandemic presented unprecedented global challenges, which will undoubtedly impact on the future of knowledge exchange in public health. We addressed the complex challenges faced during the pandemic, looked at what we have learned about knowledge exchange, and how we can use this knowledge to improve research and practices in the future.

Access the full event recording here.

Time Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5
4:05 pm

Setting the scene: public health responses across the globe and the role of knowledge and disinformation

Dr. Peter Lurie, President of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, Washington, D.C., USA.
4:25 pm

Conducting rapid reviews for health policy makers during the pandemic in an evolving evidence ecosystem: new synthesis methods and dissemination plans

Prof Maureen Dobbins, Scientific Director, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, McMaster University, Canada and Dr Leanne Idzerda, Evidence Synthesis and Knowledge Translation Unit in the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Branch at the Public Health Agency of Canada
4:40 pm
4:55 pm


5:00 pm

Translating research during COVID-19: impact on training/technical assistance efforts for adolescent health providers

Dr Jane Powers, Senior Extension Associate, and Mandy Purington, Research Support Specialist, Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, Cornell University, USA
5:15 pm

Relational knowledge practices in Covid decision-making

Prof Roland Bal, Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
5:30 pm