Knowledge Mobilisation

This theme cross cuts across all other themes and will ensure we address questions important to the public and maximise our research impacts.

The HPRU works closely with PHE's Knowledge and Evidence team and the UK Public Health Network for Zoonoses to develop and disseminate outputs such as evidence synopses and lay summaries, supported by strong social media activities, also tracking the value and impact of outputs. 

We also continue to work with international policy makers, especially WHO.  We have contributed to the developement of the UK guidelines on the management of encephalitis and meningitis.  The HPRU EZI has also played a leading role the formation of the UK HCID guidelines, and we expect to be involved in further modifications.

A PhD in the area of knowledge mobilisation will look at the historical contexts of how policy is developed, in response to infection threats, to help inform future strategies. 

Useful Information & Resources

The UK Parliament has launched a decicated webpage for researchers aiming to showcase their work to parliamentarians. Here are some useful links with more information on how you can engage with UK policy makers. 

This Knowledge Mobilisation and Comms Table outlines the key differences between KM and Communications and highlights how they can complement each other to ensure maximum uptake of your research. 

The HPRU Knowledge Mobilisation Network will be doing a webinar series giving researchers a more detailed overview of KM & Comms. The first webisode focussed on the basics of each concept and you can view the slides here. The next webisode will take place on Tuesday 19th January at 12pm. 

Professor Sally Sheard

University of Liverpool

Theme Lead

Dr Nina Gobat

University of Oxford

Theme Co-Lead


Dr Paul Atkinson

University of Liverpool

Dr Hayley Mableson

University of Liverpool