Short course -

All hands Workshop 1: Collaborative and Participatory Research


Bio: Alison has worked for the University of Cambridge for over twenty years, specialising in research facilitation, knowledge exchange and postgraduate training. Currently, Alison is the Doctoral Training Manager for the Cambridge ESRC DTP and School of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Bio: Siobhan's current research doctoral focuses on the professional learning of secondary History teachers in England, where she uses collaborative and dialogic modes of inquiry drawn from sociocultural psychology. She has also worked on research into professional learning in other public sector contexts including healthcare and government. Before coming into full time research she was a History teacher and curriculum leader for ten years, and remains a senior assessor with a leading awarding body. She has extensive experience in close-to-practice research: prior to her PhD she undertook a professional masters related to her assessment work, and has previously carried out, led and published on practitioner inquiries undertaken while working as a teacher. She co-facilitates the Cambridge Network for Participatory and Collaborative Research Methods, which is supported by the Cambridge ESRC DTP and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Bio: Emily is a second-year, part-time PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge in the Faculty of Education. Her research seeks to workshop a teacher-led intervention to support wellbeing using performance research, and is funded by the ESRC. Emily is also the SENDCo and teacher of Classics at a school in south London, teaching students aged 4-18. Emily's research seeks to promote inclusion through collaborating with stakeholders to develop a free, evidence-based intervention to support students facing long waiting lists to receive mental health support.

Ali Hanbury, University of Manchester

Mark Ramsden, University of Cambridge

This workshop will be the launch of NCRM’s new Methodological Special Interest Groups. It will be jointly facilitated by PgR’s from Cambridge University’s ‘collaborative and participatory methods’ network and NCRM’s Senior Engagement Manager. The workshop will provide insight and sharing of how a PgR-led network has been established; focussing on collaborative and participatory methods. The PgR’s from Cambridge University will provide this input as well as utilising the workshop to consult attendees/stakeholders on the next steps and development ideas for their network. NCRM will close this workshop with the launch of their new support programme for PgR-led methodological special interest groups; outlining their ideas and commitments.  This will be followed by a question and answer session.