Question #1: Theory vs. practiceWe have purposely focused on the principle and processes that should underpin asupport system for enhancing the KTA process. While infrastructure is central to thedelivery of such support it is important to specify principles rather than physicalactivities because we want to highlight the building blocks for an effective supportsystem relevant across a range of contexts• Adrian Cherney and Brian Head (2011) Supporting the knowledge-to-action process: a systems-thinking approach. Evidence and Policy. 7(4): 471-488.By 2010 there had been 32 papers published on the PARiHS framework, butaccording to Stetler et al (2011), “No published studies were identified that used theframework comprehensively and prospectively to develop an implementation project.The ability to fully evaluate its usefulness thus has been limited.”• Cheryl B Stetler, Laura J Damschroder, Christian D Helfrich and Hildi J Hagedorn (2011) A guide for applying a revised version of the PARIHS framework for implementation. Implementation Science. 6(99).
Question #2: Incentives & RewardsTraditional tenure & promotion fails to equitably recognize engagedscholarship creating a disincentive for (especially untenured) scholars;however, we all know faculty who have achieved tenure working closely withnon-academic research partners.T&P: "critical barrier to engaged scholarship" or "I only wish I had a chanceto get tenure“ www.engagedscholarship.ca