Forward Thinking


Forward Thinking is MSFHR's blog, examining what it takes to be a responsive and responsible research funder and exploring the world in which research funders operate today. This includes staff insights and guest blogs, and the KT Encounters series which is designed to challenge our thinking and deepen understanding about knowledge translation.

MSFHR's Gayle Scarrow explores how a funder can contribute to the science of KT.

KT Encounters blog: Dr. Sana Shahram shares how she found a way to bring her passion and expertise around health equity from academic theory to practical application.

MSFHR's Dr. Gen Creighton explores the parallels between the implementation of research evidence and the role of the research funder. 

MSFHR's Dr. Zena Sharman outlines what we know about gender equity in health research funding, what we wish we knew, and the steps MSFHR is taking to foster gender equity in our programs.

Forward Thinking: MSFHR's Zena Sharman discusses how funding agencies decide what to invest in, and outlines MSFHR's move towards a formalized investment strategy.

KT Encounters blog: The UK's Dr. Paul Cairney shares his thoughts on how different types of evidence are valued, and the challenges of knowing what type to use in the messy process of policy-making.

Forward Thinking is MSFHR's blog, discussing what it takes to be a responsive and responsible research funder. In this second installment, Bev Holmes discusses what funders can do to reduce research waste.