Knowledge mobilization

The Centre has recognized that Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) is an important part of the research process. KMb refers to the movement of research into active use with knowledge users in order to help facilitate the uptake of research findings, partnerships and impacts around practice, policy and behaviour change.

KMb focuses on “getting the right information to the right people in the right format at the right time so as to influence decision-making” (Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, 2005). At the Centre we focus on collaborative and integrative KMb, working with our local, provincial, national and international partners, from a variety of sectors, to co-create research that has true application outside of the university. There are various terms that can be used to describe KMb, including Knowledge Translation, Knowledge Brokering and Knowledge Exchange.

Our KMb resources, tools and activities are available below:

Research snapshots

Our Research Snapshots provide a quick overview of various areas of lifespan development research. Click any of the topics below if you’d like to learn more about it!

Adversity in childhood

How does it impact physical health in adulthood?

Brain activity, peers and personality

Associations with adolescent risk-taking

Brain development

Neurological functioning throughout development


From emergence, to classroom, to workplace

Childhood memory and cognition

A window into our thinking about the future

Depressive symptoms and health risk behaviours

Among high school students

Mental health

Nonsuicidal self-injury and sleep among university students

Nonsuicidal self-injury

How does it link to suicide?


Risky decision-making in adolescence

Risk-taking propensity in adolescence

Is the pattern the same for males and females?

Sleep and social functioning

The connection to social functioning and behaviours


The connections between sleep, mental processing and behaviour

Social development

How does deception develop in children and youth?

Valued activities and positive adjustment in adolescence

Speaker series/events

We host free events throughout the year to help connect the community, practitioners/clinicians, policy makers, and other researchers with new information in exciting ways – visit our Speaker Series page for more information on upcoming and previous events.

Want more information on our research and KMb?

Connect with the Centre’s Knowledge Mobilization Officer, Jayne Morrish —

If you are interested in learning more about the faculty members of the Centre please see our list of researchers, labs, current publications, and research interest groups.