Our peer research services unlock voices that traditional research doesn’t hear.
Take part in research
Whether it’s finding out how people really feel about specific challenges, such as Brexit or Covid-19, or exploring broader issues facing communities, such as regeneration, health, education or cohesion, our peer research services unlock voices that traditional research just doesn’t get to hear. This can help your organisation develop better solutions and services for the communities you serve.
The Network offers a range of opportunities to engage with peer research projects, either as a peer researcher or as a participant. Explore our current projects to see how you could get involved.
Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations around Southampton are invited to express their interest in recruiting peer researchers to explore issues around Covid-19 and support collective action.
We are exploring experiences of digital exclusion on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority, conducting research until March 2022.
The National Lottery Community Fund is funding a Youth-Led Peer Researcher Network, supporting 60 young people across England to put their voices at the heart of future funding decisions.
This £5.2m programme aims to give young people the chance to make their communities safer, fairer places to live. It’s funded by the Youth Endowment Fund, the #iwill Fund, and the Co-op Group.
We support organisations to develop their staff’s peer research skills, and we co-ordinate local teams of peer researchers. Our comprehensive interactive training curriculum for adults and young people can be delivered both virtually and in-person.
Bespoke peer researcher training
Training tailored for your organisation or project. This could include training your staff and a team of peer researchers to deliver a new project, undertake fieldwork, conduct analysis or share out findings. We also offer training participatory research and creative methods.Contact Zoe for more information
Introduction to Participatory Research
For organisations wishing to develop knowledge and skills in participatory and creative research approaches.
Our next one-day course is on 15 September.Find out more
Introduction to peer research course
For organisations wishing to develop their peer research project management skills in-house.
Our next one-day course is on 28 JulyFind out more
The Peer Research Network delivers an NCFE-accredited Peer Research Level 2 qualification.Accreditation