Contested Communities: The Power Of Collaborative Research


9 May 2018 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Manchester Metropolitan University Business School; All Saints Campus, Manchester, M15 6BH,


For registration and further details click here: Contested Communities


“Contested Communities” is a one-day  conference that will bring together policy makers, academics, community partners, activists and artists, in a discussion about ways in which universities and communities can co-produce knowledge together.


The focus will be on collaborative research with local communities. The day will showcase key projects across Greater Manchester with Universities and communities including the Youth Justice projects, Youth Loneliness project, the youth participation project and other key projects across Greater Manchester. The day will end with a wine reception celebrating a book called ‘Re-Imagining Contested Communities’ that was co-written with members of the DCLG and local community activists.


Keynote speakers include:

Professor Elizabeth Campbell, Marshall University and Professor Kate Pahl, MMU – community university partnerships and co-producing research

Professor Paul Ward, Professor of Modern History, Edge Hill University- Co-producing History

And there’s a variety of panels and workshops to choose from.

We hope you can join us.