Knowledge Mobilization (KMb): Multiple Contributions & Multi-Production Of New Knowledge

Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Book Chapter: My Contribution

I’m excited to announce the recent publication and my contribution as co-author of an In-Tech Book Chapter entitled "Applying Social Sciences Research for Public Benefit Using Knowledge Mobilization and Social Media". Along with Dr. David Phipps, the Director of Research Services and Knowledge Exchange at York University in Toronto, and Krista Jensen, York University’s Knowledge Mobilization Officer, I was privileged to be part of the research and writing team.

As a community-based Knowledge Mobilizer, my contribution focused on the literature review and Twitter research project data collection and statistical analysis, along with my development and presentation of the Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) model of sector interaction for social benefit – which I first published in my KMbeing blog post in January 2011.


It was a great honour to work with both David and Krista. David has also recently had another paper published of his collaboration with one of Knowledge Mobilization’s foremost experts in research utilization, Sandra Nutley (unfortunately, the paper is not available in open access yet – but a link to the paper is found here). Nutley is co-author of Using Evidence: How research can inform public services

Krista Jensen’s expertise on the use of social media, and her background in library science is of great value in her contribution to the literature review and book chapter writing about the use of social media for Knowledge Mobilization - and compliments my own practical use of social media, such as Twitter – along with my KMbeing blog to promote Knowledge Mobilization for social benefit.

The In-Tech book chapter is available to everyone in open access online. Our book chapter addresses the importance of social sciences for academics and non-academics - in research institutions and at the community level, and the important role of knowledge brokers - to address wicked problems, and enhance the research process and sharing of knowledge with the use of social media. It is my hope that it will promote the continued use of Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) to make the world a better place for everyone.


6 responses to “Knowledge Mobilization (KMb) Book Chapter: My Contribution

  1. Peter Levesque August 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Congratulations Gary – well done.

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