Key Dates

Abstracts open: 22 March 2018

Early bird registrations open: 30 March 2018

Abstracts close: 24 April 2018

Early bird registrations close: 7 May 2018


The Sax Institute’s Knowledge Mobilisation Conference 2018 provides an opportunity to hear from international and Australian experts in knowledge mobilisation, share your research and to meet with others working in this emerging field.

Keynote speakers include experts from the Sax Institute and other leading thinkers in this space – Professor Andy Bindman, from the University of California San Francisco, Professor Nicholas Mays, of the Policy Innovation Research Unit at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Professor Sally Redman, CEO of the Sax Institute.

Research can make an important contribution to effective decisions about policies, programs and service delivery. This conference takes a broad approach to research and recognises that research is undertaken by universities, by policy and program agencies and using co-production approaches.

The conference program will provide both structured and open opportunities for networking and building collaborations with colleagues in this field.

The conference will explore all aspects of knowledge mobilisation and will consider:

  • Approaches to building the capacity of agencies to use the best available evidence
  • Methods for co-production
  • Better methods for more rigorous and useful evaluations of policy
  • Measuring research use and impact

Who should attend?

This conference will be of interest to policymakers, researchers and practitioners who are passionate about knowledge mobilisation and concerned to ensure that knowledge and evidence are the bedrock of public policy.

Keynote speakers will include:

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is an independent, not-for-profit world leader in helping embed research in health solutions by building the data platforms for high impact research; connecting decision makers with the best research and expertise; and delivering smarter solutions to complex problems.

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We are uniquely placed to drive change because we are independent and a neutral, trusted agent of change. We are a world leader with unique tools, systems, data, partnerships and expertise to drive change, and are connected to the best expertise and leading-edge research in Australia and internationally. The health and well-being of Australians is dramatically improved by making better use of evidence from research, saving Australia billions of dollars while improving the health of all Australians.