Meet the KT Core Team

Anneliese Poetz, KT Manager

Anneliese (left) completed her PhD in Social Science at McMaster University. She completed a concurrent diploma programme in Health Services and Policy Research through the Ontario Training Centre, which provided additional opportunities to learn about KT. Anneliese’s PhD research generated a systems-based model for KT, grounded in the realities of decision-making in organizations that must incorporate different types of academic and non-academic sources of information (e.g. financial, environmental, technical) as well as stakeholder input. Anneliese worked as a knowledge officer at the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network writing plain language research summaries for policymakers, parents and teachers. In her most recent role as project manager for the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases, she facilitated national stakeholder consultations, and designed and developed stakeholder-and evidence-informed products (such as web-based tools) to improve public health practice.

Phone: 416.736.2100 x44310


David Phipps, KT Lead

David (right) is Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services at York University. In this capacity he leads York’s award winning Knowledge Mobilization Unit that provides services to researchers, community organizations and government agencies who wish to maximize the economic, social and environmental impacts of university research. In 2011 and 2012 Dr. Phipps was named the most influential knowledge mobilizer in Canada and in 2012 York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit was awarded a best practice award from the European-based Knowledge Economy Network. In 2012 he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his work in knowledge mobilization. He also leads ResearchImpact - RéseauImpactRecherche, Canada’s knowledge mobilization network including 10 universities from across Canada.

Phone: 416.736.5813


Download the 2014 KT Core Brochure