Received: 8 November 2016
Accepted: 12 February 2018
First Online: 21 February 2018
: SM works for the University of Edinburgh around knowledge to action in a number of leadership roles and combines academic work to understand and develop K2A with practical work with organisations on how to use knowledge to develop services, policies and practices.SI has owned and directed SMCI Associates, and independent research group, since 2005. Prior to that she was a senior manager in Higher Education and the NHS.KR works for Healthcare Improvement Scotland to provide leadership to the NHSScotland K2A strategy and its implementation.AW leads on knowledge to action for NHS Education for Scotland.SW is an employee of HIS and was seconded to NES to work on this project.
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