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Knowledge Transformation in Health and Social Care
Putting Mindlines to Work

ISBN 9780367746162
Published December 30, 2022 by Routledge
262 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The term ‘mindlines’ has become common currency in the world of research implementation and evidence-based practice. This book updates, develops and applies the mindlines model more widely. It sheds light on how we can realistically mobilise and transform research-based evidence into practice in context.  

This illuminating book shows how the mindlines model can be put to work. It highlights how practitioners collectively share and internalise implicit, flexible ways of rapidly handling complex clinical situations. Drawing on research and reflective studies from practice, education, and guidelines-development across a wide range of international health and care settings, the authors unpack the general components of mindlines. They find practical ways to uncover, bring together and apply specific mindlines to improve practice; and to develop evidence-based healthcare policy, practice and education in ways that capitalise on the crucial role of mindlines. Closely edited by the originators of the mindlines model, this book brings together the work of a cohesive group of researchers and practitioners to showcase and develop its theory and consequences. 

It is an essential read for all those interested in knowledge mobilisation, evidence-based practice, and research implementation both within healthcare and beyond.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1- Introducing Mindlines and This Book

John Gabbay and Andrée le May

Chapter 2- What (and why) are Mindlines?

John Gabbay and Andrée le May

Chapter 3- Making Evidence Rich, Relevant, and Real: Using Theatre-Based Knowledge Mobilisation Strategies to Enhance Mindlines and Hence Practice

Kate Beckett with Tony McBride

Chapter 4- Mindlines in the Moment – the Constant Unfolding of Complex Performance

Dominic Hurst

Chapter 5- Using Co-Creation to Modify Mindlines and Improve Childhood Eczema Care

Fiona Cowdell

Chapter 6- The Confluence of Mindlines and Emotion in Community-Based Palliative Care

Michael Hodgins, Ann Dadich, Jane Bye

Chapter 7- Rethinking Nurses’ Mindlines about the Liverpool Carer Pathway: the Knowledge Behind the Care

Marianne Brattgjerd

Chapter 8- How Mindlines were Shepherded across Complex Networks, Enabling New Learning about Sepsis to Flourish

Tricia R Tooman

Chapter 9- On Becoming a (Physio)therapist: Mindlines Changing Education

Joost van Wijchen and Maria Nordheim Alme

Chapter 10- Impure Guidance? How Mindlines Inform Guidelines

Sietse Wieringa

Chapter 11- The Guideline Development Process: Building a Lexicon of Mindlines

Judith Hughes

Chapter 12- Regressive logic, common sense and evidentness: thoughts of a guideline-writing epidemiologist

Elizabeth Matovinovic

Chapter 13- Knowledge Transformation amidst the 2020 COVID-19 Surge: report from New York City

Edward Suh and Peter C Wyer

Chapter 14- The Mindlines Model: An Update

John Gabbay and Andrée le May

Chapter 15- Postscript: Does the Mindline Model Apply Beyond Healthcare?

John Gabbay and Andrée le May

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John Gabbay is Professor Emeritus of Public Health and former Director of the Wessex Institute at the University of Southampton. He is also Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at Cambridge Public Health, University of Cambridge and a Senior Member of Darwin College, Cambridge. Until recently he was Implementation co-Lead at the NIHR East of England Applied Research Collaboration, UK.

Andrée le May is Professor Emerita of Nursing at the University of Southampton. She is Editor-in-Chief for the NIHR’s Journals Library for the Health and Social Care Delivery Research, Public Health, Global Health, and Programme Grants for Applied Research journals. She is also co-Editor of the Journal of Research in Nursing and Honorary Visiting Senior Fellow at Cambridge Public Health, University of Cambridge. Until recently she was Implementation co-Lead for the NIHR East of England Applied Research Collaboration.


In the history of ideas, every now and again an evocative concept bursts into existence and captures the zeitgeist of the era. I vividly recall thinking that when I first read the original paper by John Gabbay and Andrée le May in the British Medical Journal not long after it was published in May 2004…

… Now, in Knowledge Transformation in Health and Social Care, luminaries in the field have come together to give further texture to the mindlines concept and to explicate their understanding of it in different contexts. It follows their earlier book, Practice-Based Evidence in Healthcare: Clinical Mindlines, but now broadens our appreciation of this concept. This book is a must-read for anyone seriously interested in expanding their own horizons about how knowledge is created, replicated and applied, and how to influence and shape knowledge happenings, flows, processes, contexts and outcomes.

- Jeffrey Braithwaite, PhD, FIML, FCHSM, FFPHRCP, FAcSS, Hon FRACMA, FAHMS