Community (Theme Lead : Dr Tracy Hayes until December 2020)
This theme takes a transdisciplinary approach to research participation and engagement in communities, with a focus on inclusion and finding effective ways to access and to listen to communities’ voice. It will complement and collaborate with community research, participation and engagement activities across the University and the surrounding communities. This includes community-based / community settings, schools, voluntary and community organisations, working closely with the cross-curricular network Participatory Action Research and Creative methods (PARCM). The aim is to develop and support a programme of researcher-community engagement research projects.