Louise Zitzelsberger, PhD

Senior Policy Analyst/ Specialist in Knowledge Translation (KT)

Our unit guides the integration of KT throughout all stages of program design and delivery, offers advice for HC Strategic Policy Branch staff and recipient organizations, and provides training, tools and resources to build capacity.

Current research and/or projects

In collaboration with the Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (CIHR), we are conducting a scoping review on absorptive capacity in the context of healthcare.  Absorptive capacity is the ability of an organization to seek new relevant knowlege, acquire, assimilate and implement that knowledge.  To date, the term has been used mainly in the business literature.  We aim to use the findings to better support knowledge producers, and implementers.

Professional activities / interests

Organizational learning

Theories of behaviour change

Change management

Adoption and use of knowledge by individuals, organizations and systems

Education and awards

PhD, Psychopedagogy, University of Ottawa

Masters, Sport Science, University of Ottawa