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Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.


News and events

ANROWS hosts events as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.



ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.



To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.


ANROWS’s approach to knowledge translation and exchange: What is it and how do we do it?

The resource captures Dr Heather Nancarrow’s presentation on how knowledge translation and exchange (KTE) activities function within ANROWS’s conceptual and operating model. Dr Heather Nancarrow, then CEO of ANROWS, presented the speech at ANROWS’s inaugural National Research Conference on 23 February 2016. 

This brief paper explains what was in 2016 the emergent practice of KTE, and how ANROWS applies it in the field of violence against women. The resource may be useful to organisations and researchers interested in learning how ANROWS’s approach to KTE can be adapted for or applied to their own practice.

The resource answers the following questions:

  • What is KTE?
  • How did ANROWS develop its approach to KTE?
  • What are some potentially useful KTE strategies?
  • What is the role of evidence in government policymaking?
  • How can knowledge translation be integrated and interactive for policy and practice?
  • How could we consider KTE when determining impact?



Suggested citation

Nancarrow, H. (2016, February 23). ANROWS’s approach to knowledge translation and exchange: What is it and how do we do it? [ANROWS Conference 2016]. ANROWS National Research Conference, Melbourne, NSW, Australia

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