IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Charles Gagné / Director



Charles Gagné has worked at the IRSST since 2007. First, as a knowledge transfer advisor, he participated in developing and implementing the Institute’s framework of practice regarding knowledge transfer (KT). Working in collaboration with the research teams, he produced a number of KT tools and implemented KT strategies. He is a regular member of Équipe RENARD, a research team devoted to studying the non-academic effects of research and its determinants, and has sat on the steering committee of Québec’s community of practice on knowledge transfer in public health. In 2017, he was named Director of the Communications and Knowledge Transfer Division, after serving as the interim director since November 2016. His interest in developing KT practices and disseminating knowledge has led him to give presentations on the subject at several colloquia. 


  • Knowledge transfer and uptake
  • Mobilization of stakeholders
  • Development of knowledge transfer best practices