09.30 Welcome to the conference
Our participatory future, The Young Foundation
10.15 Concurrent presentations
- Monster extraction: using creativity to release monsters in people’s lives, My Pockets
- Leading the way: the benefits and challenges of supporting community-led action research, Scottish Community Development Centre and Poverty Alliance Scotland
- The many practices of participatory research in health, Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS) Research Group, UCL
- Participation through the pandemic, Children in Scotland
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
‘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
- Show us you care: exploring the cumulative impact of racism upon racialised young people in Wales, Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales and Race Alliance Wales
- Icing on the cake or frills around the edges? A roundtable considering the contribution of peer research to evaluating community based public health programmes. Hosted by the Centre for Health Promotion Research, Leeds Beckett University and the Quality of Life Foundation
- Through her eyes: women’s stories of climate change in the Global South, Pauline Blanchet, Aral Sea and Falmouth University
- What makes the best start in life? Creative methods to connect with families in Tower Hamlets, Bromley by Bow Centre and ActEarly UKPRP, UCL
2.15 Concurrent sessions
- Critically chatting about messy approaches to peer research enquiry, Yorkshire & Humber regional Youth Work Unit and The University of Hull
- Multiple peer research models with a shared goal, Toynbee Hall
- How we sparked a peer-led national conversation to amplify youth voices for the G7, Future Leaders Network and the Selah Collective
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.