This interactive event is designed to help with the development of skills and expertise in collaboration for research-to-policy translation. Participants will explore opportunities for working across research-policy boundaries and building stronger networks.

Learning Objectives

  • Examine the value of collaborative partnerships in producing evidence-informed policy
  • Explore methods designed to enhance research and knowledge translation
  • Clarify different terminologies used in research and policy-making endeavors
  • Become familiar with the key processes used in research and policy-making

Masterclass Outcomes

  • Share experiences with researchers and policy actors in an interactive space
  • Develop skills and expertise in collaboration for research-to-policy translation
  • Explore opportunities for working across research-policy boundaries
  • Network and build research and policy partnerships

Who should attend?

  • Researchers/Academics interested in their research being used to inform public policy and practice
  • Policy actors, government/non-government officials and public sector workers, interested in the role of research in the policy making process

Course Structure

This is an interactive short course that used a ‘learning by doing’ approach. It includes lectures, small group work, self reflection, group discussion, and feedback from participants.

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For further information on these sessions please contact Carmel Williams at

Module 1 – 29 August 2023, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Module 2 - 30 August, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Module 3 – 23 October, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

SAHMRI Auditorium, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Module 1: $495
Module 1, 2 & 3: $695

Course Convener and Guest Faculty

Carmel Williams

Director, Centre for Health in All Policies Research Translation, Health Translation SA, Co- Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Health in All Policies and the School of Public Health, University of Adelaide

Fran Baum

Director, Health Equity, Stretton Institute, University of Adelaide

Adam Graycar

Director and Professor of Public Policy, Stretton Institute, The University of Adelaide

Tracy Merlin

Interim Head, School of Public Health Managing Director, Adelaide Health Technology Assessment, The University of Adelaide.

Dr Tahna Pettman

Public Health Academic consultant; and Senior Research Fellow, College of Business Government and Law, and College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University.

James Smith

Deputy Dean Rural and Remote Health – NT, Matthew Flinders Professor (Health and Social Equity), College of Medicine & Public Health, Flinders University

Brought to you by

Centre for Health in All Policies Research Translation

Health Translation SA, Government of South Australia, University of South Australia, SACOSS, Tasmanian Government, Flinders University, Wellbeing SA, Australian National University, The University of Adelaide

  • As a researcher in social policy, the policy-research translation masterclass was a great opportunity to share perspectives with colleagues in policy development roles. It was thought-provoking to hear more about the political, practical and resource considerations that affect policy development. This will help me ensure my research is as relevant and useful as possible to policymakers and maximise its real-world impact.

    Dr Veronica Coram

    Flinders University

  • The Masterclass provided some really practical insights that had an immediate impact on our work. We’ve reshaped our research agenda in a way that should deliver much better outcomes.

    Roger Meany

    Health and Wellbeing Queensland