Bridging the research‐to‐practice gap in intellectual disability settings through strategic collaborations Authors-.O'Connor, S. Guerin and P. Dodd- St.Michael's House ,UCD Centre for Disability Studies
Issued on October 4 2019
Bridging the research‐to‐practice gap in intellectual disability settings through strategic collaborations
- O'Connor1, S. Guerin2 and P. Dodd1
1St. Michael's House Intellectual Disability Services, Ireland; 2UCD Centre for Disability Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland
Introduction: Disability research primarily aims to inform and influence practice. However, many research findings do not reach those who can apply them, or takes time to do so. It is vital to think beyond traditional methods of conducting and disseminating research, in order to bridge the research‐to‐practice gap. Collaborative research can address this gap.