Increasing uptake through the use of ethical frameworks in KT design

To explore the use of ethical frameworks in the design of knowledge translation (KT) projects.  This seminar by Simone Holligan was hosted by the Toronto chapter of the KTE CoP.

Get a copy of Dr. Holligan’s presentation here: KTE-COP_Explore ethical frameworks_S Holligan_May 9

DATE: May 9, 2019
TIME: 4 – 6 PM (EST)

This event was presented IN PERSON and VIA WEBINAR. See details below.

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Institute for Work & Health
481 University Avenue, Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2E9

Participants received a link to the webinar once registered.

About the presentation

Driven by publish-or-perish guidelines and the pressure to conduct studies with high efficiency, all while navigating the current nouveau-influencer environment, researchers must use innovative approaches to disseminate knowledge to populations that place less trust in older institutions. In this seminar we will discuss how an ethical framework can be applied to KT design for increased uptake by our target audience. We will explore:

  • the major ethical frameworks appropriate for KT design,
  • the key element for effective KT, and
  • the relevant vehicles for ethical KT towards members of the general public.

About the presenter

Dr. Simone Holligan is a behavioural scientist focused on the modification of health behaviours in youth and young adults. She is founder of emendWELL Research Consulting Inc. (, and a sessional instructor with the University of Guelph.