Research and Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Scheme

The Knowledge Exchange Fellowship scheme connects people in public, private and third sector organisations, and self-employed freelancers, with academics at the University of Edinburgh to work on projects of mutual interest.

Information for applicants

Knowledge Exchange Fellows undertake a variety of projects such as: research, organising an event to link research to policy or practice, building a network or developing a training course. The scheme offers you the opportunity to work with an academic mentor and access to University resources. Find out more.

Featured projects

Communicating  information about active travel more effectively

Niamh Martin, Active Travel Adviser, Sustrans Scotland and Professor Nanette Mutrie, Director of Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PAHRC), Moray House School of Education.  Scotland lags behind many European countries in terms of active travel infrastructure and participation. This project aimed to improve understanding of the opportunities that active travel offers in relation to policies on the environment, climate change, transport and health; and to influence decision makers to invest more in active travel.

Learning  resource for staff working with people with intellectual disabilities and dementia

Sharon Ward, Head of Practice Development, ARK Housing Association and Professor Heather Wilkinson, School of Health in Social Science

Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy (Scottish Government 2010) identified the learning needs of staff working with people with dementia as a priority and the Promoting Excellence in Dementia Care Framework (Scottish Government 2011) was developed and is being implemented throughout Scotland. However, the specific needs of people with intellectual disabilities who develop dementia were not addressed by the strategy or in the framework. This resource will create a learning resource that meets the learning needs of staff, promotes good outcomes for service users and evidences learning into practice.

Project archive

Details of all projects are available.

Read about current Fellows and projects.

Read about past Fellows and projects.

More ways to work with us

The Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowship Scheme is just one way to work with us.  Our expertise can help to make a difference to you and your organisation through collaborative projects, consultation services, and continuing professional development training. Find out more.

Information for University of Edinburgh staff

The aim of the KE Fellowship Scheme is to enhance connectivity and collaboration between the University and external stakeholders. Find out more.