Participatory Research Network

The Participatory Research Network would like to invite any members of the CC list who are interested in participatory research to the next meeting of the UK Network for Participatory Researchers. This network, established a year ago, is open to anyone from any sector interested in participatory research. You can find details of the meeting here: Meeting of PRN UK – 20th October 2015

Time: 10.45 – 16.00

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2015

Venue: Manchester University, Manchester Business School , Booth Street West, M15 6PB. The meeting will be held in the Alumni Common Room. The venue is within a 15 minute walk from Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations. 

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If you would like to attend, please send an email with details of any dietary or access requirements by 6th October to: and

If you cannot come but would like to have your name added to the mailing list, please contact Tina.

If you have any queries about the venue, please contact Jen Voorhees.


Background - The term participatory research (PR) is now widely used as a way of categorising research that has moved beyond researching “on” to researching “with” participants. The aim of PR is to maximize the participation of those whose life or work is the subject of the research. In PR people with experience of the focus of the research influence decision making and shape that research. This differentiates it from other forms of research where people are invited to take part in research that has already been shaped without their involvement.

The purpose of this meeting will be to meet, to share our experiences and to continue to develop the future nature of the Network, its purpose and links to the International Collaboration for Participatory Health Research.

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