Learning gathered during the scoping of centres, hubs, and institutions conducting and supporting co-production and participatory research
Date and time
Thursday, 31 March 2022
14:00 – 15:30 BST
About this event
Reflections on Establishing and Sustaining Participatory Research Centres
Emma Davidson (Social Policy) and Laura H.V. Wright (Childhood and Youth Studies)
This presentation will share learning gathered during a Binks Hub scoping of Centres, Hubs, and Institutions currently conducting and supporting co-production and participatory forms of research internationally.
We sought to understand what their journeys have looked like: what challenges did they face in their establishment? How have they navigated institutional requirements? How have they remained sustainable whilst retaining the values inherent to participatory research? And what ideas do they have for meaningful research, collaboration, structure, and functioning?
Given the limited literature on these experiences, we conducted a series of semi-structured interviews with academics and staff working in these settings.
In our presentation, we will reflect on the complexities of establishing research centres globally, their role in inspiring participatory research practice across academia and practice, and celebrate the relational value that can come from working together across contexts.