Participatory Action Research and Co-production Workshop


The aim of this afternoon workshop is to draw from experiences, developments and lessons of research co-production across the arts, humanities and social sciences in different sectors and areas of policy, service delivery and practice – both in the UK and beyond

12:30 – 13:00 – Networking lunch – please inform Hannah Crow ( of any dietary requirements

13:00- 13:10 – Introduction and Aims

13:10 – 14:10 Session 1

Lightning talks on models of participatory research & co-production

Dr James Van Alstine (Earth and Environment)- Sustainability Research institute

Professor Julia Martin-Ortega (Earth and Environment)& Dr Alice Borchi (AHC)-

Theatre-based approaches to environmental governance participatory research

Paul Cooke (AHC) – Participatory filmmaking

Sue Hayton (AHC) – Facilitating partnerships between researcher and the cultural sector

Dr Gehan Selim (Engineering) – Belle Epoque Museums Itineraries Co-production and Public Engagement in Museums

Professor Adam Crawford (Law) – Co-production and its challenges within policing

14:10 – 14:30 Q&A following lightning talks

14:30- 15:30 Session 2

Interactive round table discussions & group feedback –

please bring an electronic device such as tablet or laptop as we will be using online software for this session.

1.What are the key challenges presented in realising or implementing co-production? And how are these best managed?

  1. What skills, capabilities, assets and resources does research co-production demand?

15:30 – 15:50 – Tea and Coffee Break

15:50 – 16:30 Session 3

Panel session

What implications arise from research co-production for:

(i) research funding

(ii) research management

(iii) The evaluation/assessment of impact

Panel – Professor Alison Fell (Culture Theme Lead) Professor Paul Cooke (AHC) Dr Helen Graham (AHC) Dr Judith Hanks (School of Education), Professor Anne-Marie Jacob (School of Law)

16:20 – 16:30 Summary and close

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