Measuring and reporting our impact

We have a global impact

Whenever we work with a client, have a new member join, or recruit a speaker for our Summit, we give to a worthy cause. Our giving to date has focused on the sustainable development goals of Education, work & economic growth, industry, innovation and infrastructure and on reducing inequalities.

So far, we have given 4800 days of education to children in India, 252 days of computer education to Indigenous youth in Australia and provided 1140 learning tools to disadvantaged children in Kenya.

When you work with us or join us you are creating a global impact.

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Reducing our environmental impact

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We have reduced our use and wastage of paper by providing all our workshop resources on a reusable USB key for participants to keep. This has the added benefit of helping us provide more resources and materials to participants than if we were to print them.

Our online and free annual Research Impact Summit is a carbon neutral conference (aside from the small material infrastructure of the internet). This event has been commended for its environmental approach to sharing knowledge and has won an award for Innovation in Impact

Our impact on our clients

2427

Researchers & Administrators Trained since 2016

$20,352,054

Funding acquired for research projects

83

Organisations supported

65

Impact case studies supported

  • KT Australia provides valuable objective opinion and guidance

    KT Australia provides valuable objective opinion and guidance, enabling a more directed and cohesive application

    Anonymous
    University of Melbourne

  • They provided guidance as to what I need to do in the future to drive impact

    It was great to have input from experts in how to write a research impact case for grant funding purposes. But importantly, they provided guidance as to what I need to do in the future to drive impact

    Kim Bennell
    University of Melbourne

  • KT Australia provided excellent advice

    KT Australia provided excellent advice and fine-tuning of impact, innovation and significance sections of grants I am leading.

    Anonymous
    University of Melbourne

  • Knowledge translation in its true form

    “If I had done this KT Australia workshop with Tamika before embarking on my project, I would have been more successful in actually conducting knowledge translation in its true form – from dissemination to implementation in practice.”

    Loretta Piccenna
    National Trauma Research Institute & Monash University

  • Excellent workshop

    I went from being a social media non-user to an active participant in just one day!

    Dr Lana Williams
    Deakin University

  • Great ambassadress

    With a recent introduction to the concepts of KT I was excited and hopeful to be referred to Knowledge Translation Australia. I found Tamika to be a great ambassadress for the place and processes of KT in research and practice. I look forward to contributing to the ‘closing of the loop’

    Krista Watts
    Peter Doherty

  • Thanks Tamika!

    Thanks Tamika. I truly enjoyed this workshop and have made some relevant decisions for our research projects based on the content and ideas presented.

    Ana Mantilla
    Australian Catholic University

  • Great facilitation

    With the different parties involved, identifying and agreeing on a system was a challenge for us. We found that with Tamika’s assistance as a facilitator, a clear direction emerged, by questioning us and encouraging discussion therefore providing a pathway to an agreement on a system.

    James Ogden Brown
    Sugar Research Australia

  • Tamika was able to quickly grasp what we wanted

    Tamika was able to quickly grasp what we wanted and guide us through a process to identify the key actions we needed to undertake to deliver practical impact assessment for our industry adoption and extension activities. In doing so, she had a very friendly and personable approach and was able to work comfortably with our team and appropriately challenge us where warranted.

    Leigh Clement
    Sugar Research Australia

  • Tamika facilitated a great workshop which provided the participants with a lot of food for thought

    Tamika facilitated a great workshop which provided the participants with a lot of food for thought. Researchers are often stuck in their research and grant writing bubble but Tamika’s workshop challenged how they thought about their work, interactions with industry and approach to writing grants. Feedback from the participants was very positive and I am sure they all walked away with many valuable pieces of advice and practical applications.

    Dr Nikki Sims-Chilton
    Office of the Queensland Chief Scientist

  • It was a great workshop

    It was a great workshop. I learned a lot. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. I loved having a set of rules to follow.

    Molly Driediger, PhD
    Western University, Occupational Therapy

  • Just wow!

    Just wow! I cannot wait to apply everything I have learned. I look forward to following your advice and really soaking everything in over the next few days. I have 4 FB pages, 3 Twitter accounts, 3 LinkedIn accounts, and an Instagram. Your Hootsuite suggestion may have just saved my sanity. Top notch workshop. I cannot wait to see you back in Canada or virtually in a webinar.

    Nicole Webb
    Saint Mary's University Canda

  • Non-believer to believer!

    “Non-believer to believer! I participated in a ‘Social Media Strategy for Scientists Workshop’ at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto that Tamika facilitated and it was excellent. All of the content was accessible, relevant, with enthusiastic and welcoming delivery. Watch-out Twitter and Linkedin; here comes my professional social media channel to support my scholarly output, network building, and dissemination of my research to a broader scope of stakeholders.”

    Colin McKerlie
    The Hospital for Sick Children and The Centre for Phenogenomics

  • I appreciate the time Tamika took to understand my project

    “I appreciate the time Tamika took to understand my project so that she could give me relevant advice. She explained how to break down and communicate the translational steps clearly. “

    Dr Sarah Hilmer
    University of Sydney

  • I truly enjoyed this workshop

    I truly enjoyed this workshop and have made some relevant decisions for our research projects based on the content and ideas presented.

    Dr Ana Mantilla
    Australian Catholic University

  • The workshop was fantastic

    The workshop was fantastic. It was one of the the most useful training session I’ve ever attended.

    Dr. Natassia Goode
    University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Many thanks Tamika!

    Many thanks Tamika! I just want to say that what you do – bringing “impact” to the forefront of researchers mind is so important and valuable to society! Keep up the fantastic work!

    Dr Anh L.H. Tran
    Coventry University

  • Provides motivating explanations and strategies

    If you need to know more about knowledge translation, this easy to follow workshop provides motivating explanations and strategies.

    Jane Burns
    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

  • Valuable

    I found the introductory overview of the terminology and the scope of the issue helpful and made many links to my research and collaborative engagement with schools. The design of the interactive task was valuable in asking us to consider how to build considerations of translation into ongoing or upcoming projects.

    Letitia Fickel
    University of Canterbury

  • Practical and excellent

    The workshop by Tamika Heiden from Knowledge Translation Australia was of great practical value. Tamika’s approach to teaching the value and power of social media was both practical and excellent. She stimulated interest in the course material in an engaging and well organised way. The overall feedback from the participants was overwhelmingly positive. The true value of this workshop was revealed over the following 3 days at our scientific retreat where participants sent and responded to multiple tweets and LinkedIn stories of the latest advances being presented at the retreat. I would highly recommend this workshop.

    Professor Maria Kavallaris
    University of New South Wales