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17 Jun 2021

Participatory action research with children and young people: An introduction to values and practice

Online meeting

Thursday 17 June, 3pm-4pm 

This webinar is delivered as part of our Supporting Children and Families theme.

Participatory action research is an approach that seeks to maximise the participation of the people whose life is the subject of the research in all stages of the research process, to ensure they are involved in taking action to find solutions.

Please join us as Janice McLaughlin (Professor of Sociology, Newcastle University), Liz Todd (Professor of Educational Inclusion & Director of the Institute for Social Science, Newcastle University), Ian Robson (Senior Lecturer & NIHR ARC NENC Supporting Children & Families Theme Implementation Lead, Northumbria University) & Kaz Stuart (Professor of Social and Health Inequalities & NIHR ARC NENC Lead at University of Cumbria) share their experiences of carrying out participatory action research alongside children and young people.

Our first presentation ‘The values and practices associated with participatory action research’ will be led by Prof. McLaughlin who will describe the key principles associated with participatory action research.

Our second presentation ‘The VOICES project: participatory research, UKRI/ESRC funded, to hear the views and needs of 1000 children and young people in and through COVID across the North East and take action’ will be led by Prof. Todd who will share a practical example of participatory action research applied in a specific study.

Our third presentation ‘Experts by Experience: Youth-Led Research on Youth Wellbeing’ will be led by Dr Robson & Prof. Stuart who will talk about an ARC-funded project that is currently underway.

Following the presentations, our Supporting Children & Families theme leads James Law (Professor of Speech & Language Sciences, Newcastle University) and Judith Rankin (Professor of Maternal & Child Health, Newcastle University) will invite questions to the speakers from webinar participants.

Register here.

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