Knowledge Mobilization and Academic Health Science Centres in Australia; Comment on “Academic Health Science Centres as Vehicles for Knowledge Mobilisation in Australia? A Qualitative Study”

Document Type : Commentary


Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK


Extant research on knowledge mobilization points to barriers and opportunities for innovation. Edelman et al paper “Academic Health Science Centres as Vehicles for Knowledge Mobilisation in Australia? A Qualitative Study” builds nicely on the existing knowledge base by evaluating the early stages of organisational development of Academic Health Science Centers in Australia. This commentary discusses their research findings by drawing on relevant themes including knowledge mobilization initiatives that have been developed globally to bridge the research-practice gap and knowledge brokering roles for service improvement. Following which, the commentary draws on organizational capabilities literature for knowledge brokering to happen, the latter including the need for measuring implementation fidelity amongst other capabilities. Finally, building on Edelman et al call for more attention to actionoriented roles and knowledge mobilization processes to deliver strategic goals the commentary concludes with a note for collective leadership as an enabler of knowledge mobilization with impact and at scale.


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Volume 11, Issue 6
June 2022
Pages 859-861
  • Receive Date: 17 June 2021
  • Revise Date: 21 August 2021
  • Accept Date: 04 September 2021
  • First Publish Date: 06 September 2021