Participatory approaches which integrate knowledge users from the beginning and throughout research (integrated knowledge transfer, or iKT) have been shown to garner better results in terms of uptake of knowledge and health outcomes. When this participatory approach also
includes specific attention to sex and gender (s/g) it can further improve relevance and results, but runs certain risks, such as stereotyping. This proposal pulls together a well seasoned team, with experience in participatory research on sex and gender going back to the 70s, and emerging scholars of environmental and occupational health. Studies and iKT projects conducted by team members include subjects such as seasonal workers’ health,
work-family interface, occupational health & safety training, and influences of sex and gender on environmental effects in the immune system. The goal of the project is to closely examine past and current research with an aim to producing reproducible strategies for best practices in the integration of sex and gender in iKT. We will undertake an analysis and evaluation, in collaboration with our partners, of the mechanisms underlying successful partnerships,
obstacles to the uptake of research results for gender and health, and training approaches. The results will improve researchers’ ability to successfully include sex and gender considerations in their KT projects, with demonstrable improvements on personal and public health ensuing.

Chercheur principal

Marie Laberge (Université de Montréal); Donna Mergler (UQAM); Karen Mewssing (UQAM); Johanne St-Charles (UQAM); Hélène Sultan-Taïeb (UQAM); Cathy Vaillancourt (INRS); Jessica Riel (UQO)

Co-chercheurs

Lise Parent; Marie Bellemare (Université Laval); Stéphanie Bernstein (UQAM); Katherine Lippel (Université d'Ottawa); Marie-Ève Major (Université de Sherbrooke); Jeffrey Masuda (Queen's University); André Plamondon (IRSST); Stéphanie Premji (McMaster University); Myriam Fillion (UQAM); Jacques Bernier (INRS); Valérie Lederer (UQO); Céline Chatigny (UQAM); Daniel Côté (IRSST); Julie Côté (McGill); Dave St-Amour (UQAM); Nicole Vézina (UQAM)

Organisme subventionnaire

IRSC (Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada)

Programme

Team Grant: Impact of Gender on Knowledge Translation Interventions

Secteur de recherche

Environnement

Années

2017 - 2020

Montant accordé

450 000,00 $