Siobhan O’Connor, PhD researcher at the Centre for Mental Health and Community Research (working under the supervision of Prof. Sinead McGilloway), presented part of her work at the 32nd Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa, Florida, USA in March 2019.

The four-day conference is an annual gathering of researchers, policymakers, practitioners and parents and it aims to promote the development of the research base essential to improve services for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families.

Siobhan’s presentation was entitled “Understanding How Research Is Understood: An Early Intervention and Prevention Programme Case Study” . Knowledge translation (KT) is the process of sharing knowledge and includes a range of strategies that aim to make research more accessible and understandable for knowledge users. This presentation focused on how to increase awareness and understanding of the ENRICH research programme (see among knowledge users working in child and family services in Ireland and to translate the programme findings through a series of KT strategies.