Living the Kstar lifestyle: Reflections of a Kstar practitioner from Andrew Campbell

What does it mean to be a Kstar practitioner and what are the challenges to working effectively across the knowledge-policy interface? In this interview, Professor Andrew Campbell – Director of the Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University draws on his rich experience working as a knowledge practitioner and shares some personal insights on how to improve your impact working in the vast and growing field of Kstar. As Andrew outlines, funding the arrows and not the boxes – that is funding the process and not the outcome – is crucial if knowledge translation and brokering is to be effective. Taking some time out to sharpen the sword and build your skills is, for Andrew, also of critical importance.

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