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Durham University

Centre for Social Justice and Community Action

2017 Events


Participatory Action Research 1: Introduction to PAR

Led by Professor Rachel Pain
3rd February 2017, 10.00 - 16.00, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College, Durham University

This workshop aims to provide an introduction to Participatory Action Research and some of the techniques associated with it. It is aimed at new and established researchers in universities, the voluntary and public sectors, communities and activists, who are interested in expanding their repertoire of research skills and finding new ways to work together. The workshop will also raise awareness of the shortcomings and dangers of the ‘participation’ agenda.



Participatory Action Research 2: Embedding participation in research practice

Led by Professor Rachel Pain
3rd March 2017, 10.00 - 16.00, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College, Durham University

This workshop is designed for those who have taken the previous workshop “Participatory Action Research 1: Introduction”. It aims to expand participants’ understanding of using PAR, and examine strategies for extending and embedding participation in research practice in different contexts. The workshop is relevant to new and established researchers in universities, the voluntary and public sectors, communities and activists, who have existing understanding of participatory principles, techniques and research approaches.



Developing policy and practice through participatory research

Led by Dr Andrew Orton
15th May 2017 , 09.30 – 13.00, Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College, Durham University

This workshop is designed for researchers who want to find ways to involve policy-makers and practitioners in research that helps to develop policy and practice.