Building a research community of practice, and researching brilliance in health care

now for something different

Kathryn J. Hayes, Steve Campbell, Joanne Curry, Ann Dadich, Mary Ditton, Kathy Eljiz, Janna-Anneke Fitzgerald, Liz Fulop, Carmel Herington, Godfrey Isouard, Leila Karimi, Anne Smyth

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Abstract

Engaged, inter-disciplinary, inter-organisational research is vital to address complex problems and influence practice and theory. The Brilliance Group is a community of research practitioners from Australian universities who voluntarily work together to locate, understand and spread what is brilliant in our healthcare system. The Brilliance Group Community of Practice (CoP) evolved around a shared knowledge-domain of health management. This paper explores how using an unfamiliar research paradigm, dissimilar expertise and shared leadership have shaped the Brilliance Group. The Brilliance Group operates in an unconventional research space, deals with an underappreciated research topic and works with undervalued sources of evidence in healthcare. The paper explores how the Brilliance Group CoP presents an innovative approach to researching healthcare with potential to provide break-through knowledge.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th ANZAM Conference 2012
Subtitle of host publicationmanaging for volitility and instability
Place of PublicationPerth
PublisherAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management
Pages1-19
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780987415806
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (26th : 2012) - Perth
Duration: 5 Dec 20127 Dec 2012

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (26th : 2012)
CityPerth
Period5/12/127/12/12

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Keywords

  • healthcare management
  • resilience in healthcare
  • public sector motivations
  • practice
  • climate culture
  • environment
  • collaborations and networking

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Hayes, K. J., Campbell, S., Curry, J., Dadich, A., Ditton, M., Eljiz, K., ... Smyth, A. (2012). Building a research community of practice, and researching brilliance in health care: now for something different. In Proceedings of the 26th ANZAM Conference 2012: managing for volitility and instability (pp. 1-19). Perth: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.