Participatory Research Hub, Launch, 27 April 2015


27 April 2015 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
College of Saint Hild and Saint Bede; , Durham, DH1 1SZ,

The Centre for Social Justice and Community Action is launching a new Participatory Research Hub based at Durham University on Monday 27th April 2015, 16.00-19.00, College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham, DH1 1SZ. There will be an introductory talk from Prof Mary Brydon-Miller, Director of the Action Research Center, University of Cincinnati, USA;  aparticipatory workshop; information sharing; and a buffet. Further details in the attached flyer. Booking is essential. You can book here:

The aim of the Hub is to support and promote participatory research that involves Durham university researchers (staff and postgraduate students) working with organisations and community groups.

We will offer a helpdesk that will respond to queries and try to match up Durham university staff and students with community partners interested in undertaking participatory research. There will also be an exciting range of free events and training organised during 2015. The Hub has been funded initially for one year through Durham’s Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account.

Please complete our short survey here where you can sign up to find out more. The survey only takes a few minutes and will help us design the Hub based on your needs.

For academics:

For community groups and others:


What is participatory research? Participatory research is an approach where partners develop research ideas together and collaborate on some or all of it.  The aim is that the research results in benefits and changes for all of those involved. Successful participatory research projects often involve long-term partnerships based on a common set of values. For more information on participatory research please look at some of our research projects on the website and our toolkits

Contact the Hub:  Cat Alexander is the Coordinator of the Participatory Research Hub. Email:  Tel.  0191 33442254