"The older people involved in this research project sit on equal terms with us in management meetings and they bring a whole different set of knowledge to the table, helping us see research from a whole different perspective." — Dr Afroditi Stathi
Engagement methods: co-production
Benefits of co-producing work with public groups as an engagement method, with case studies from researchers who've used it.
Co-production recognises participants as experts of their own circumstances, and involves them in generating research knowledge alongside the researcher.
Through our Engage Grants, we funded researchers to run co-production projects. Read the case studies and other resources that have been produced for each of the projects:
A support tool for friends of those who self-harm - working with local support services to co-create a support tool for friends of those who self-harm.
Participatory video-making with capoeira and parkour practisers - co-creating a documentary investigating the role of the body and space amongst young men of migrant origin negotiating their identity and social positioning through capoeira and parkour in public spaces of Turin, Italy.