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Critically Exploring Co-Production Approaches

A BSA Regional Postgraduate Forum hosted by Brunel University London

24 June 2021 (9.00am-2.00pm BST)

About the Event

This interactive virtual forum aims to critically explore the methodological, conceptual, and ethical dimensions of co-production research approaches with and for postgraduate and early career researchers. This event will bring together the multiple voices of those involved in co-production research including academic and non-academic experts and co-researchers to provide a forum for critical reflection, discussion, and knowledge exchange. Postgraduate, early career researchers, and community stakeholders seeking to examine the contested nature of co-production and explore the relevance and application of co-production strategies for their work will benefit from this forum.



Introduction & House keeping


Keynote: Dr Kirsty Liddiard, the University of Sheffield and The Co-Researcher Collective, represented by co-researchers from the Living Life to the Fullest Project Katy Evans and Sally Whitney


Panel: Experiencing co-production

Prof. Brett Smith, Durham University; Prof. Louise Mansfield, Brunel University London; Valerie Dunn, Creative Research Collective; Coram: Young Citizens Project


Break-out room discussions: (1) Building and sustaining effective partnerships (2) Ethics & doing research with integrity


ECR panel: Opportunities and challenges in doing co-production research

Gemma Cook, Brunel University London; Beverley Goodman, University of Essex; Dr Kyle Rich, Brock University, Canada; Dr. Ruth Beresford, Sheffield Hallam University


Plenary: Summary and next steps


• Free for BSA members
• £10 for non-BSA members
• Funded spaces available for community stakeholders and PGRs

Contact Information

For more information please contact forum organizers Robyn Smith or Prof. Louise Mansfield.