Researchers Guide

End-of-grant Knowledge Translation Support through Physiopedia[edit | edit source]

  • Are you a researcher/research group with interests in physiotherapy and global health?
  • Are you currently developing an end-of-grant knowledge translation activity that demonstrates the impact of your work?
  • Are you applying for funding that requires a comprehensive knowledge translation plan which demonstrates the benefits of your research and how your research will advance science, practice, policy or well-being?
  • Are your target knowledge end-users physiotherapists?

If you answered yes to one or all of the questions above, you might be interested in partnering with Physiopedia to help create and deliver your knowledge translation plan.  

This guide explains how you as a researcher or research group can use Physiopedia to disseminate your research and contribute your knowledge to this global resource for the rehabilitation community.

Physiopedia's reach[edit | edit source]

Physiopedia is a UK based charity that aims to improve global health by creating universal access to physiotherapy knowledge. We aspire to gather current physiotherapy knowledge and make this freely available worldwide. We aim to foster international collaboration to empower the global physiotherapy profession. We offer educational opportunities to physiotherapists with the intention to improve patient care and contribute positively to global health.

Physiopedia connects physiotherapists all over the world with current research and resources. Our website is dynamic, updated regularly, and improved upon by a dedicated group of physiotherapists from around the world. Current website statistics indicate that we have:

  • an average of 2 million webpage views per month
  • over 1 million people accessing our site every month
  • users come from every country in the world and the top 5 countries that access Physiopedia monthly are: United States of America, United Kingdom, India, Australia and Canada

An ideal place for knowledge translation activities[edit | edit source]

Sharing your research on Physiopedia helps to facilitate the transfer of knowledge to your knowledge end-user, the physiotherapist. We offer support to researchers by helping to create appropriate knowledge translation activities for physiotherapists. We can work with your research team to help develop your end-of-grant knowledge translation plan. Some examples of ways we can share your research are listed below.

  1. Participate in a web-based interview with a member of the Physiopedia team, where you can discuss your research, your findings and the clinical implications of your work.
  2. Create and update Physiopedia pages with the knowledge gained from your research or the creation of your research project. You will be listed as a page editor and can become a lead editor of that page.
  3. Share your research activities and findings in our online magazine Physiospot where there are several opportunities for researchers:
    • Research – share an abstract of your findings and how your research builds on the current state of knowledge
    • Interviews - participate in a written question-answer interview which highlights your work as a clinician-scientist.
    • Voices - write regular updates about your research and the research process
  4. In collaboration with Physiopedia, create an online course for Physioplus based on your research results.
  5. We are also open to ideas....

A partnership with Physiopedia will allow you to provide potential research grant funders with clear details about how the knowledge gained from your research will be disseminated to the appropriate end-users. Your funders will also be able to see how your results can be used to create an exchange of learning with your knowledge users and how the results can be applied to real-world contexts. By partnering with Physiopedia, you can ensure that the knowledge you are transferring retains its quality, is responsibly implemented and is sustainable beyond the period of your grant.  We are happy to work with your team to discuss and help create a knowledge translation strategy plan for your research and grant application.

Why should you get involved - our 8 carrots for researchers![edit | edit source]

  1. It is an easy cost effective method to efficiently and openly disseminate your research.
  2. Sharing your knowledge via Physiopedia will help to educate the global physiotherapy community, everyone has access.
  3. We reach physiotherapists everywhere - Physiopedia (the most popular physiotherapy website with 2 million+ visits from every country in the world every month), Physiospot (50,000+ visits per month), social media networks (Facebook 70,000+ connections, Twitter 39,000+ connections), email newsletters (80,000+ subscribers).
  4. The work you contribute to Physiopedia is always credited back to you and your research group.
  5. You are welcome to create an online presence in a Physiopedia profile page to promote your work.
  6. Active engagement from research groups will be rewarded with a complimentary partnership.
  7. Physiopedia is a charity. No hidden agendas, no investors to please.
  8. We are nice to work with and we deliver!

Contact us[edit | edit source]

If you are interested in beginning a knowledge translation partnership with Physiopedia or would like more information please contact Nicole Beamish.