Applying systems thinking to knowledge mobilisation in public health

Health Research Policy and Systems
[Accessed 21 Nov 2020]


Applying systems thinking to knowledge mobilisation in public health
Knowledge mobilisation (KM) is a vital strategy in efforts to improve public health policy and practice. Linear models describing knowledge transfer and translation have moved towards multi-directional and complexity-attuned approaches where knowledge is produced and becomes meaningful through social processes. There are calls for systems approaches to KM but little guidance on how this can be operationalised. This paper describes the contribution that systems thinking can make to KM and provides guidance about how to put it into action.
Authors: Abby Haynes, Lucie Rychetnik, Diane Finegood, Michelle Irving, Louise Freebairn and Penelope Hawe
17 November 2020