Innovative approaches to public involvement and engagement with research

DATE OF VENUE: 05 Nov 2019

LOCATION: Avenham Park The Pavilion Avenham Park Preston PR1 8JT


Public involvement and engagement is fundamental to research. Yet approaches that entail greater power sharing between academics, the public and practitioners are often criticised for tokenism, rather than truly embracing the benefits of lay expertise. The event showcases two projects researching the health inequalities impact of resident-led decision making in neighbourhood settings.

The event will focus on different methods adopted in the projects to actively involve the public. This includes using the arts (arts based storytelling) as well as participatory research techniques as a vehicle for co-producing data analysis and outputs. Public representatives from both projects will co-design and deliver the workshop.

To find out more about the Communities in Control Study (CiC) visit

To find out more about the Neighbourhood Resilience Programme (NRP) visit:

If you would like to view the outputs of the neighbourhoods you can do so via this link.


Please register for this event via the Eventbrite link.

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