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Building New Research Relationships: Doing Participatory and Collaborative Research

Date - Thursday, 30th June 2016 (All Day)


One-day workshop
Thursday 30 June 2016
The Sheffield Methods Institute

We would like invite you to a one-day workshop ‘Building New Research Relationships: Doing Participatory and Collaborative Research’ to be held at the University of Sheffield on Thursday the 30th of June. The event is designed to contribute to White Rose training for PhD students, especially in Social Policy and Sociology, but we welcome attendance from a broader audience of researchers, research participants and users of research. The event will be held at the Sheffield Methods Institute. 

The event will draw upon the ideas and practices from participatory and emancipatory forms of research such as: disability research, feminist research or user-led research. We will start from the premise outlined by activist and academic Mike Oliver that if research is to have emancipatory capacity then the “social relations of research production” must change. People from all backgrounds are encouraged to attend; we are interested in bringing together and sharing different types of knowledge and expertise. Through the course of the day we will hear from people who have experience in co-production, participatory and collaborative research. We will then draw out the key issues in doing this kind of research and together we will identify steps for going forward and practising this in our work. The ideas and knowledge shared at the workshop will be used to create an informative resource sheet available for all interested.

We will be having panel discussions, a key note speaker and a slot in the afternoon for presentations. We are pleased to announce that Professor Diana Rose, Professor of User-Led Research at King’s College London will be our keynote speaker.

The event is free to attend, we have 40 available places. Refreshments and lunch will be provided. Please register here.

Call for posters and presentations: We’d like to hear about your experiences of collaborative research at the workshop. This could be through a poster or we have a limited amount of time for presentations. These should be no longer then 15 minutes long and can be presented through a variety of formats. If you’d like to submit a poster or present please contact Ruth Beresford rberesford1@sheffield.ac.uk with an abstract by the 31st of May.

Organised by Ruth Beresford and Dr Lorna Warren. Any questions, please contact: rberesford1@sheffield.ac.uk

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