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How key intermediary organisations ‘bridge the gap’ between injury prevention research and practice: novel insights
  1. Sheree Bekker1,2
  1. 1Faculty of Health, Federation University Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sheree Bekker, Department for Health, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY, UK; s.bekker{at}

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What did I do?

My research sought novel insight into how key intermediary organisations ‘bridge the gap’ between injury prevention research and its use in practice.1

The key intermediary organisations that contributed to this research were drawn from an existing partnership of a larger study—the National Guidance for Australian Football Partnerships and Safety project.2 The six organisations were: the Australian Football League, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, New South Wales Sporting Injuries Committee, JLT Sport as a division of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Australia Pty Ltd, Sport and Recreation Victoria and Sports Medicine Australia.

Why did I do it?

I wanted to better understand the role that key intermediary organisations play in making injury prevention research knowledge more accessible and useful for end-users (including athletes, parents, coaches, club administrators and so on).

How did I do it?

First, I theorised about the gap between injury prevention research knowledge and its use in practice—how it comes about and how researchers can potentially use different approaches to minimise its effects. …

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