Knowledge translation (KT) is about using health research to improve health. It is the range of activities that are meant to share research with a wide audience and to improve the use of research evidence in real-world settings like healthcare practice and policy. The Michael Smith Foundation’s KT Encounters series aims to create conversations, challenge conventions, and deepen understanding about KT.
MSFHR’s June KT Encounters piece features our own Natasha Kolida, coordinator of the Bipolar Blog, member of our Community Advisory Group, and a graduate student here at UBC. Natasha shares her thoughts on “Researching and living with bipolar disorder” here on MSFHR’s website.