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Seminar:Facilitating co-production peer research with disabled young people

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Disabled young people’s hopes and dreams in a rapidly changing society: facilitating co-production peer research

Dr Tillie Curran, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, will talk about this recent research project where the data analysis, production of the report, dissemination and impact activities were all co-produced processes. She will highlight what made it successful and discuss the dilemmas they encountered.


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In this co-production project, we sought an expansive exploration of disabled young people’s hopes and dreams in the context of unprecedented societal changes. The research questions developed with disabled young people ask ‘what does a good life look like now?’, and, ‘what are your hopes and dreams for the future?’ inviting participants to ‘think big’.

Over 18 months, academics, members of a Centre for Independent Living, and peer researchers, came together to facilitate knowledge cafes with 50 disabled people aged between 14 and 25. Methods used included trigger questions, photos voice, video, and cartooning. The peer researchers also investigated how house robots and connected autonomous vehicles might support their future aspirations with a trip to the university robotic laboratory.

Key themes arising from the research were; being responsible, loving, freedom, happiness and a strong sense of self and togetherness. The peer researchers produced five key messages for the report around their freedom to define their futures, desires to make the world a better place, to belong and have the chance of their own family life. We rethink ‘the future’, not in terms of normative ideals or service trajectories, but in terms of disabled young people’s contribution, participation, freedoms and possibilities.

Mat Jones, Associate Professor in Public Health, was the Principal Investigator for this project.


This seminar is for health researchers, students, public involvement professionals as well as members of the public interested in health research and public involvement.

It is free to attend and tea/coffee will be provided.

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