09.30 Welcome to the conference 

09.45 Keynote

Our participatory future, The Young Foundation

10.15 Concurrent presentations

10.45 Concurrent presentations

  • We’re all right: a rights-based peer research project led by young survivors of sexual violence, Association for Young People’s Health
  • Democratic and digital participation through critical media production, University of Bristol
  • Shared and built understandings: using a peer research approach in a qualitative investigation of automated virtual reality cognitive therapy (gameChange), The McPin Foundation

11:15 Break

11.30 Roundtable

‘Growing pains’: what does ‘peer’ mean and what does the identity of ‘peer’ mean for researchers with experience of homelessness?

Hosted by Groundswell with the Institute of Global Prosperity, UCL, King’s College London, Homeless Network Scotland, and a peer researcher.

12.30 Lunch and networking

1:15 Concurrent sessions

  • ‘She wouldn’t talk to me because she had seen me around’: exploring issues around safety, stigma and rapport in youth peer research on sexual violence, Safer Young Lives Research Centre, University of Bedfordshire and Different & Equal (Albania)
  • Are you ready? Discussing young people’s involvement in health research, Emma Holmes and Penny Wild, Young Dynamos
  • Lessons learned from co-monitoring nature based solutions with community peer researchers in Thamesmead, Nicola Murphy-Evans, GLA
  • Using ‘Fatima’ for peer research: an ethical research platform to respectfully collect, securely store, and rapidly analyse qualitative data from anywhere in the world. Laura Scanlon, Here I am, Gayathri Butler, Malala Fund, and Ellie Taylor from the Youth Endowment Fund

1:45 Concurrent sessions

2.15 Concurrent sessions

14:45 Roundtable

What is it like to be a peer researcher? What can be gained? What are the challenges? How are peer researchers best supported by their commissioners?

Chaired by Jenny Barke, Peer Research Lead, The Young Foundation. Joined by peer researchers: Erica Brobbey, The Young Foundation, Cody Stephen, Alberta Alliance Who Educate and Advocate Responsibly (AAWEAR), John Gibson, McPin Foundation, Louise Goodwin, Young Women’s Trust and Derek Holliday, Groundswell.

15.50 Day one closing remarks

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