What is knowledge mobilisation?

Knowledge mobilisation is the latest in a long list of terms which relate to the idea of moving knowledge to where it can be most useful.

While terms like ‘knowledge transfer’ and ‘knowledge translation’ sometimes conjure up images of discrete pieces of knowledge (e.g. research findings or clinical guidelines) moving into practice in a relatively linear way, knowledge mobilisation is more often used when talking about how groups of people produce and share knowledge together. This knowledge includes practice-based, or practical knowledge and know-how, as well as judgements and values (wisdom).