From Research to Policy Webinar

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Policy. It’s a term we hear often but how well do we understand it? How are public policies made and changed, and can your research influence the process? Does it need to influence policy directly in order to effect health system changes? Learn a little bit about the policy decision making process in government and some key issues to consider when approaching decision makers about using your research findings to drive positive change.


Cheryl Etchegary is a health policy analyst with Quality of Care/NL SUPPORT where she’s helping determine the feasibility of using eTechnology solutions to address current health issues and improve outcomes. She completed her Master’s degree in Applied Social Psychology at Memorial University. She was involved in behavior change research at the Ottawa Health Research Institute before starting a ten-year career with Gov NL in policy positions. Working directly in policy and health research, she’s keen to share what she’s learned.


This session is part of our "The Business of Research Series".

Join NL SUPPORT and partners from across Memorial University and beyond for a series of in-person and online sessions that will help you see your research through a different lens. We aim to influence behavior change in health care through quality research involving patient engagement and knowledge translation. Along with these important components of health care research, another way that research can have an impact on the health care system is by demonstrating the economic and commercial value of that research so that it can better inform health policy.

Hear about the different avenues that you can take to make the most of your research outcomes, improve the competitiveness of your CV and funding applications, help your research grow with changing academic environments, and more!

With guest speakers from the Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office, Genesis Centre, and Faculty of Business Administration among others, we will cover topics such as:

  • linking research to commercial outcomes;
  • how to pitch your research;
  • intellectual property protection and protocol; and
  • business case development in the context of health research.

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