Rebecca Armstrong

Rebecca Armstrong

Executive Manager, Knowledge Translation & Impact
Australian Institute of Family Studies
BN/BAppSci (Health Promotion) (Hons) (Deakin), MPH (LaTrobe), PhD (Melb)

Dr Rebecca Armstrong is responsible for driving the implementation of a Knowledge Translation Strategy within AIFS and in ensuring AIFS work has maximum impact on the audiences we seek to reach.

Rebecca also has oversight of Child Family Community Australia which is AIFS’ information hub for evidence, resources and support for professionals working in the child, family and community welfare sector.

Rebecca maintains an appointment at the University of Melbourne where she is the Coordinating Editor of Cochrane Public Health. She is also an Associate Editor with Implementation Science.

Selected publications

Barbour L, Armstrong R, Condron P, Palermo C. Communities of practice to improve public health outcomes: a systematic review. Journal of Knowledge Management. 2017 (accepted).

Welch V, Jull J, Petkovic J, Armstrong R, Gough D, Grimshaw J, Kristjansson E, McGowan J, Moher D, Pantoja T, Petticrew M, Pottie K, Rader T, Shea, B, Taljaard M, Waters E, Weijer C, Wells GA, White H, Tugwell P. Protocol for the development of a CONSORT-Equity guideline to improve reporting of health equity in randomized trials. Implementation Science. 2016; 10(146). 

Pettman TP, Armstrong R, Waters E, Allender S, Love P, Gill T, Coveney J, Boylan S, Booth S, Bolton K, Swinburn B. Evaluation of a Knowledge Translation and Exchange platform to advance Non-communicable disease prevention. Evidence & Policy. 2016; 12 (1): pp109-126.

Jones K, Armstrong R, Pettman T, Waters E. Knowledge Translation for researchers: developing training to support public health researchers KTE efforts. Journal of Public Health. 2015; 37 (2): pp 364-366

Armstrong R, Waters E, Moore L, Dobbins M, Pettman T, Burns C, Swinburn B, Anderson L and Petticrew M. Understanding evidence: a statewide survey to explore evidence-informed public health decision-making in a local government setting.

Armstrong R, Waters E, Dobbins M, Anderson L, Moore L, Petticrew M, Clark R, Pettman T, Burns C, Moodie M, Conning R and Swinburn B. Knowledge translation strategies to improve the use of evidence in public health decision-making in local government: a logic model for intervention design. Implementation Science. 2013; 8: 121.Implementation Science. 2014; 9: 188. 

Pettman TL, Armstrong, R, Pollard B, Evans R, Stirrat A, Scott I, Davies-Jackson G, Waters E. Using evidence in health promotion in local government: contextual realities and opportunities. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 2013; 24(1): 72-75.

Clark R, Waters E, Armstrong R, Conning R, Allender S, and Swinburn B, Evidence and obesity prevention: developing evidence summaries to support decision-making, Evidence & Policy. 2013; 9 (4): pp 547-556. 

Armstrong R, Waters E, Dobbins M, Anderson L, Moore L, Petticrew M, Clark R, Pettman T, Burns C, Moodie M, Conning R and Swinburn B. Knowledge translation strategies to improve the use of evidence in public health decision-making in local government: a logic model for intervention design. Implementation Science. 2013; 8: 121.

Kothari A & Armstrong R. Community-based knowledge translation: unexplored opportunities. Implementation Science. 2011; 6(59).