Knowledge brokers in higher education
‘Knowledge brokers’ are intermediaries who work to promote the use of academic research by non-academics, such as government policymakers, practitioners involved in service delivery and businesses. There is currently limited evidence about how knowledge brokering works, and what knowledge brokers do. Given that both universities and research councils are investing in social science knowledge brokerage, an increased evidence base is highly desirable. This project will contribute to this evidence base by systematically capturing and sharing the experience and knowledge of knowledge brokers themselves. It involves interviewing around 15 knowledge brokers based at Edinburgh University. This project has received a small amount of funding from Edinburgh University’s Moray Endowment fund (to pay for transcription costs). Contact Claire Lightowler for more information.