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ERIC Number: EJ1171927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1744-2648
AskFuse Origins: System Barriers to Providing the Research That Public Health Practice and Policy Partners Say They Need
Rushmer, Rosemary; Shucksmith, Janet
Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice, v14 n1 p81-101 Feb 2018
In this paper the development of askFuse is used as a case study to illustrate contextual and system barriers to universities providing useful, usable and timely research evidence in response to local practice and policy partners' stated public health research needs. Entrenched systems (research excellence framework, academic career pathways, procurement processes) proved to be considerable obstacles. Issues discussed in the successful operationalising of askFuse included: reputational risks, uncertainty; working round system barriers; dilemmas in costing the research; and an opportunity to re-think what counts as valuable research, effective public health research methods, and the creation of a new evidence base.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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