York ESRC Festival of Social Science
From increasing understanding and awareness of food poverty to co-developing new approaches to improving mental health and well-being, the public have a vital role to play in shaping and generating new research which tackles important real-world challenges.
A number of short illustrated talks will give examples of collaborative projects between researchers at or partnering with the University of York and members of the public, including patients. They will show how public involvement can go beyond participating in trials, interviews and questionnaires, to fully partnering with researchers to decide which questions should be prioritised and co-designing different approaches and potential solutions.
- Maddy Power, 'Voices from the front line: researching food poverty with service users and service providers'
- Martin Webber, '"What shall we say and how shall we say it?" Co-developing project materials'
- Debbie Maxwell 'Co-creating shared future visions'
- Shahid Islam 'Can understanding community readiness help us improve participation?'
- Amanda Perry 'Working with people involved in criminal justice to produce a problem support mentor scheme'
The talks will be divided into two halves - the first half will start at 18:30 and the second at 20:00 - you are welcome to stay for either or both parts. After each set of talks there will be an extended opportunity to ask questions of the speakers as a panel and then chat to them informally over refreshments and snacks.