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Dr. Lisa Petermann | 2015 Speakers


   Senior Consultant – Clinical Engagement,
   Alberta Health Services

   Calgary, Canada

Dr. Lisa Petermann has held progressive leadership positions in the health sector, at the provincial and national levels, in both government and not-for-profit organizations. Her previous posts have included a strong focus on knowledge translation including in-depth work on relationship building, stakeholder outreach and engagement, and knowledge translation infrastructure development.

She has co-authored a knowledge translation curriculum for mental health, and was the co-founder of the International Knowledge Exchange Network for Mental Health. She has a PhD in medical history, and has been actively engaged in health-based research and education for nearly 15 years. Dr. Petermann is published in the areas of medical history, knowledge exchange, cancer prevention and screening. 

Knowledge Translation in Gambling Research: A Public Health Approach

Within the field of healthcare there has been a rapidly growing interest in the area of knowledge translation (KT). Research in the gambling field has increased exponentially in the past decade but application to practice has garnered less focus. Gambling research has amassed to the extent that knowledge exchange and synthesis should be a complementary adjunct to data collection.  This presentation will highlight the results of a scoping review of knowledge translation literature in the gambling area, where we investigated current efforts between gambling stakeholders to move research into applicable use.

Research institutions are beginning to incorporate KT into their mandate but are doing so without much direction. Recommendations will be provided for where we need to go in the gambling field, based on best practices in public health. This presentation will be of interest for researchers, research institutions and government agencies in moving forward with their respective agendas.

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