"Public engagement has helped demonstrate the impact of my work, the co-creation inherent to my research means practitioners feel ownership over the end products meaning my research is more likely to upon their work." — Professor Christos Vasilakis
Engagement methods: practice-based research
Benefits of the practice-based engagement method, with case studies from researchers who've used it to engage public groups.
Practice-based research is situated in practice, with a non-academic partner, and addresses research that has practical relevance to the partner.
Through our Engage Grants, we funded researchers to run projects based in practice. Read the case studies and other resources that have been produced for each of the projects:
Fostering Hope - working with The Adolescent and Children’s Trust, a team of researchers from departments of Education and Social & Policy Sciences engaged foster carers and young people to shift perceptions of refugee children and young people.
Peer interviewers - to understand parents' attitudes and experience of having overweight children, researchers worked with local public health teams researchers to train parents as peer researchers to conduct interviews with other parents of overweight children, in an effort to access more of this hard-to-reach population about this sensitive topic.