Public Involvement in Social Research
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Dr Louca-Mai Brady and Berni Graham
20/04/2021 - 21/04/2021
Online using Zoom
Drawing on the tutors’ extensive experience and expertise in this field, this popular SRA course is now available online. Using a mixture of slides, breakout groups and exercises, it combines theory with practical examples of public involvement and participatory methods, and explores online methods, and other alternatives to face-to-face involvement. It provides an opportunity for participants to develop an understanding of the choices and processes involved and how they can apply these to their own work.
By the end of the course participants will have a better understanding of:
This course is suitable for people with practical experience of research and/or evaluation (qualitative or quantitative), who want to learn more about public involvement and why and how they might involve the public in their own research and evaluation projects.
Both tutors are senior researchers with extensive experience of applied social research and evaluation, supporting public involvement in research and considerable expertise in supporting the involvement of children and young people and other less frequently heard groups.
Dr Louca-Mai Brady is a Senior Research Fellow in Public Involvement at UCL and independent researcher, trainer and facilitator with particular expertise in qualitative and participative methods and public involvement in health and social care research, which was also the topic of her PhD. She has supported and written about young people’s involvement in research and evaluation for many years and is editor of Embedding Young People's Participation in Health Services: New Approaches (2020): Over 2007-2019 Louca-Mai was a longstanding advisory member of INVOLVE, the National Institute for Health Research advisory group. In 2020 she helped run an online young people’s research advisory group and co-hosted a series of online meetings on ‘Coproduction and involvement in COVID and beyond’ (#CoProCOVID).
Berni Graham is an independent senior researcher, evaluator and trainer with extensive experience of research and evaluation in health, education, social care, early years, welfare, disability, community development and the environment. She has often collaborated with groups of the public to jointly develop research or evaluation methods and questions and, conversely, has also evaluated many public engagement projects. Berni regularly trains and supports both adults and young people as peer / community researchers in different settings.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
£220.00 SRA members pay £165.00
Website and registration
Evaluation Research, Participatory Research
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