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ISR Public Event: 21st April 2021

Participatory Research in the Pandemic:
Doing Socially Distanced Social Responsibility

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Overcoming digital divides, building social connections and acting in a socially responsible way in the midst of a global pandemic isn’t easy. COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities, with those already experiencing digital poverty excluded from what was an almost exclusively digital policy response. This webinar series discusses how or indeed if we can do socially distanced social responsibility.

In the third of our ISR Series on Socially Distanced Social Responsibility we focus on participatory research.

Such practice provides a means of co-creating knowledge: researching ‘with’ people as opposed to ‘on’ them. The pandemic has made it difficult for researchers to carry out participatory research, but certainly not impossible.

The webinar welcomes guest speakers from Bournemouth University, Staffordshire University and UCLan who will share how they have managed to navigate socially distanced yet participatory means of knowledge production.

This event takes place online (a secure link will be distributed following registration).


Date: Wednesday 21st April 2021

Programme:
5.00pm Event start
6.00pm Event close

Venue: Online (a secure link will be distributed following registration).

Registration:  this event is FREE but please click here to book your place


Speakers:

Candice Satchwell is Professor of Literacies and Education at the University of Central Lancashire. She conducts research with disadvantaged children and young people and other marginalised groups, often using arts-based methods. She is particularly interested in storytelling and different ways in which stories can be co-created and used to convey meanings.

Dr Mel Hughes is Principal Academic in Social Work at Bournemouth University (BU). Mel champions lived experience expertise through her roles as Academic Lead for the PIER (Public Involvement in Education and Research) partnership and Deputy Lead for the Research Centre for Seldom Heard Voices. Mel is committed to ensuring that those who are most affected by social, economic and health inequalities have a voice in shaping and informing research, education and practice. She is editor and co-author of the textbook: ‘A Guide to Statutory Social work interventions: the lived experience’. Chapters are co-authored with people with first-hand experience of statutory interventions including having a child removed; being detained under the Mental Health Act; and going through the adoption process. Mel is an editorial board member of the British Journal of Social Work and an Advance HE National Teaching Fellow.

Nicola Gratton is the Lead for Cultural and Community engagement at Staffordshire University.  She is a qualified Youth Worker and has extensive experience in the public and community sectors as a youth worker, community development worker and training development manager.  She joined Staffordshire University in 2007 and was a core member of the Creative Communities Unit with a primary focus on post graduate youth work and community practice teaching and management of a range of collaborative projects with civic and community partners.  Nicola was instrumental in the development and implementation of Staffordshire University’s Connected Communities Framework and Civic Agreement, galvanising staff, students and community partners to embed community and public engagement into the strategic mission and culture of the University.  She supports staff, students and community partners to connect, share resources and generate knowledge through a range of activities and opportunities.  She specializes in participatory action research and creative research techniques and her research interests lie with the use of these to address social inequality. Through engagement with local people as community researchers she supports and facilitates them to influence community, organisational and political decision making and uses community-based research methodologies to deliver core university objectives such as gender and race equality charters.  Nicola is also a founding member of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s Equality Alliance and a school Governor.


PREVIOUS EVENTS IN THE ‘SDSR SERIES’:

17th March 2021
Webinar: Young People and the Pandemic: Doing Socially Distanced Social Responsibility
Overcoming digital divides, building social connections and acting in a socially responsible way in the midst of a global pandemic isn’t an easy task. COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities, with those already experiencing digital poverty, excluded from what was an almost exclusively digital policy response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This webinar series will discuss how or indeed if we can do socially distanced social responsibility. In the second of our ISR Series on Socially Distanced Social Responsibility we will be focussing on the pandemic experiences of young people, asking how young people and youth work can be socially distanced, and sharing examples of enacting online and ‘covid-safe’ social responsibility with young people.
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13th January 2021
Webinar: How do you do Socially Distanced Social Responsibility?

This session will consider how to do social responsibility in a socially distanced way. When the UK entered its first lockdown in March 2020, community groups and voluntary sector organisations were forced to move to online delivery. This has continued to the present time and has exacerbated existing inequalities, with those already experiencing digital poverty excluded from what was an almost exclusively digital policy response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  This webinar welcomes John Davis, ISR Visiting Fellow and guest speakers from the Bluecoat Liverpool and Youthfocus North West.
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