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EVENT CANCELLED: Seminar on public involvement in research: Sharing power when we co-produce research – Wednesday 22 April 2020

April 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm



This NIHR ARC West project created resources and training to support people working together in co-produced health and social care research.  The seminar will share what the project found out and the resources created.

The seminar will be run by Michelle Farr (Senior Research Associate, ARC West), Phillipa Davies (Senior Research Associate, ARC West) and Heidi Andrews (Honorary University of Bristol staff member and public contributor).

Co-producing research is when researchers, practitioners and members of the public collaborate to develop research.  The aim is to get everyone to work together in more equal partnerships and share responsibility and power throughout a research project. However, there are many factors that affect how we work together, such as hierarchies in universities and in the NHS, unfair treatment of people and unequal distribution of wealth. This project aimed to share learning about co-produced research across different organisations, to support more equal relationships between everyone involved in co-producing research.  More information about this project can be found here.

We worked together with people who have been involved in co-production to jointly create:

  • a training course “Co-production in health and social care research”, which we will be running again through 2020. Feedback from participants included that: “I’m inspired to look at working in co-production projects – I like the creativity and more egalitarian approach to creating knowledge”; “Overall was excellent”; “I feel inspired just to try something”
  • map of resources to guide researchers, professionals and public contributors through the different tools and guidance that can help people produce research together
  • reflective questions to help everyone think about how they can work with people more equally through a process of co-produced research.

Funding from this project was from the University of Bristol:

  • Public Engagement Funds
  • Research Staff Development Fund.
The seminar will take place at UWE Frenchay Campus from 1.00-2.00 pm.  To register for the seminar use this link.


April 22
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


People in Health West of England


University of the West of England (UWE) Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol, BS16 1QY
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