Knowledge Mobilisation

Lab4Living researchers:

Joe Langley


National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship Programme


NIHR CLAHRC YH, The University of Sheffield, The University of Bangor, Bradford Institute for Health Research, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Royal College of Midwives

‘Keep your coins. I want change’. – Banksy

Understanding how participatory design can mobilise health services research knowledge into everyday practice….

One of our researchers, Joe Langley, has been awarded a Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship (KMRF) by the NIHR for a period of 3 years to explore aspects of participatory and user-centred design theory and practice that might help to mobilise or transfer health services research knowledge into everyday practices.

Using interviews, workshops, prototyping and case-studies, Joe will develop a set of principals to support this, working with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, Yorkshire and Humber (CLAHRC YH), changing traditional academic outputs into actionable tools. Joe will share the learning through training workshops, exhibitions, articles and digital toolkits.

Benefits are improved services and patient experience made possible as understanding of this new approach develops.

Project updates

Creative Practices in Knowledge Mobilisation

Using Lego Serious Play to understand and define Creative Practices in Knowledge Mobilisaiton

Learning from the USA…

Joe Langley and Dan Wolstenholme’s 10 day tour of beacon health innovation sites in the USA…

Presenting at the Health Foundation Coproduction Summit

By invitation, Joe presented at the Health Foundation Coproduction Summit at Bangor Univeristy

Presenting at NIHR YH CLAHRC Implementation Showcase

By invitation, Joe Langley presented at the NIHR YH CLAHRC Implementation Showcase on Friday 6th March; ‘Design in Health’.

Presenting at Karolinska Institutet

Joe Langley and Dan Wolstenholm presented at the Karolinska Institutet on the 15th January…

Health Hackathon

Design 4 Health Hackathon at the BIN@Sheffield 2014 event

Literature review of Participatory Design and Knowledge Mobilisation

Literature review of participatory design and knowledge mobilisation

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