Following a successful Peer Research event in January, jointly hosted by NIHR ARC NENC and Fuse, this event is the online launch event of the North East and North Cumbria Peer Research Community of Practice (CoP).
Peer research is a participatory research method in which people with lived experience of the issues being studied take part in directing and conducting the research. It aims to empower people to affect positive change by participating in research on their own communities.
Based on the suggestions that participants made during the table discussions in January, the event will explore further ideas for shaping the CoP, including developing a hub for guidance, training and resources; developing accredited training; supporting and incentivising peer researchers and academics; and evaluating best practice.
Three speakers will share their experiences and reflections on developing and supporting peer research.
This event is aimed at: Researchers, PhD/Masters students, Peer Researchers, VCSE and public contributors with an interest in Peer Research.