Connection, participation and empowerment in community-based research: the case of the transition movement.


Principal Investigator: Professor Rachel Pain (Durham University); Centre for Social Justice and Community Action
Co-investigators: Tom Henfrey (Durham University); Ute Kelly (Bradford University); Rhys Kelly (Bradford University); Hamish Fyfe (Glamorgan University)
Collaborators: Naresh Giangrande (Transition Network); Nicola Hillary (Transition Network); Ben Brangwyn (Transition Network); Katharina Balassa (Transition Network); Michelle Bastian (Manchester University)
Duration: From 2012 to 2013

The project addressed issues identified by Transition Network through its experience of fielding interest from researchers. It documented experiences of Transition groups and researchers involved in research collaborations, created draft guidelines for Transition research, and initiated a broader project on supporting Transition groups to devise appropriate methods for monitoring and evaluation. A Transition Research Primer, a series of posters, and four workshops, all based on the research, were prepared for the 2013 Connected Communities showcase.