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Is it possible to do participatory research in the pandemic?
Now, more than ever, it’s important that those who are experiencing the unequal impact of COVID-19 are able to share their expertise and experiences directly with social security and related policy makers.

In this context, participatory research is vital. But this context also makes participatory research difficult and creates new challenges: how do participatory workshops operate in online spaces; and how are inclusive and safe spaces created for collaboration?

Join us in this webinar to think through these questions & more around doing participatory research on poverty during COVID-19.

Helping us do this will be the following speakers:

● Tracey Herrington (Thrive Teesside and Poverty2Solutions) will reflect upon what participatory research should *actually* look like, drawing on her experience of grassroots activism and lived experience.
● Shahid Islam (Bradford Institute for Health Research) will discuss some of the challenges of doing participatory work in the pandemic, and how he is navigating these in his own work.
● Finally, Maddy Power and Ruth Patrick (University of York) will reflect upon the methodological approach underpinning the participatory element of the Covid Realities project, which involves work with parents and carers living on a low income to share their everyday experiences of the pandemic.

Presentations will be kept short to allow time for discussion.

The webinar will be chaired by Professor Maggie O’Neill, Professor in Sociology at University College Cork.


This webinar is part of a new series: ‘Researching poverty in the pandemic: thinking through key issues and challenges’. This series is a core element of the Nuffield Foundation funded project Covid Realities, a collaboration between the Universities of York and Birmingham; working in partnership with Child Poverty Action Group.

Sep 3, 2020 01:00 PM in London

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