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Co-Producing Research: A Community Development Approach

Sarah Banks, Angie Hart, Kate Pahl, and Paul Ward


Offering a critical examination of the nature of co-produced research, this important new book draws on materials and case studies from the ESRC funded project ‘Imagine – connecting communities through research’. Outlining a community development approach to co-production, which privileges community agency, the editors link with wider debates about the role of universities within communities. With policy makers in mind, contributors discuss in clear and accessible language what co-production between community groups and academics can achieve. The book will be valuable for practitioners within ... More

Keywords: co produced research, research, community development, collaboration, co production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447340751
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447340751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Banks, editor
Durham University

Angie Hart, editor
University of Brighton

Kate Pahl, editor
Manchester Metropolitan University

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One Co-producing research: A community development approach

Sarah Banks, Angie Hart, Kate Pahl and Paul Ward

Part I Forming communities of inquiry and developing shared practices

Two Between research and community development: Negotiating a contested space for collaboration and creativity

Sarah Banks, Andrea Armstrong, Anne Bonner, Yvonne Hall, Patrick Harman, Luke Johnston, Clare Levi, Kath Smith and Ruth Taylor

Four Community-university partnership research retreats: A productive force for developing communities of research practice

Josh Cameron, Beverly Wenger-Trayner, Etienne Wenger-Trayner, Angie Hart, Lisa Buttery, Elias Kourkoutas, Suna Eryigit-Madzwamuse and Anne Rathbone

Part II Co-creating through and with the arts

Five How does arts practice inform a community development approach to the co-production of research?

David Bell, Steve Pool, Kim Streets and Natalie Walton, with Kate Pahl

Part III Co-designing outputs

Nine ‘Who controls the past controls the future’: Black history and community development

Shabina Aslam, Milton Brown, Onyeka Nubia, Elizabeth Pente, Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton, Mandeep Samra and Paul Ward

Ten Conclusion: Imagining different communities and making them happen

Paul Ward, Sarah Banks, Angie Hart and Kate Pahl

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