Knowledge Exchange Network

The Knowledge Exchange Network for the Sight Loss Sector is no longer running, but here you can find presentations, reports and learning from previous network events.

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What was the Knowledge Exchange network?

The Knowledge Exchange Network was set up to help professionals generating and using research and information on sight loss. It grew out of a partnership between RNIB, Thomas Pocklington Trust, and NatCen Social Research, with the support of the Economic and Social Research Council.

RNIB Research and Practice Day 2016

In November RNIB’s annual Research and Practice Day brought together a diverse group to focus on early interventions to provide support for people experiencing sight loss. The day included the experiences of people who’ve been on the journey, new research on impact and incidence of depression; a number of practice developments; and an international perspective from the Netherlands. A report, sharing the highlights, and presentations from the day can be found below.

RNIB Research and Practice Day 2015

On 25 November 2015 the network hosted an event in London. The presentations from that day are below.


Living with Sight Loss: Learning from Recent Surveys

On March 9 2015 the network hosted an event in London which looked at large scale surveys and how they can give us really useful information about the position of children and adults with sight loss, compared to the wider population. We shared and discussed the latest findings from the Millennium Cohort Study, The Labour Force Survey, Understanding Society and Life Opportunities Surveys and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. This information can inform campaigns, service delivery and fundraising. Below you can download the presentations and the event report:

RNIB Research Day 2014: Rehabilitation and social care

In October 2014 the network met to learn about and discuss issues on the theme of Rehabilitation and social care. Below you can download the presentations.

Making better use of research and information workshops

We ran a series of network events across the UK in 2014. Here are the presentations from those events.