Our next Annual Working Meeting will take place from June 5th-7th 2013 at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK: http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/ The meeting will begin on Wednesday, June 5th at 9am and finish on Friday June 7th at 3pm. The meeting will be preceded by a two-day course on participatory research designed for practitioners, researchers, and engaged citizens interested in learning more about this approach. More information on the Annual Working Meeting will be provided in the coming months on the website. ICPHR members will receive registration material by email.
The Third Annual Working Meeting of the ICPHR was held from 10-12 May 2012 at the Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra in the city of Coimbra, Portugal. The meeting was preceded by Peer IV, a major conference on peer education and participatory research with youth. Several new initiatives were launched at the meeting to generate common position papers on key aspects of participatory health research and to provide syntheses of current practice. Minutes and pictures of the meeting to be posted soon!
ICPHR member Dr. Tina Cook from Northumbria University/UK and colleagues were recently awarded a grant by JISC to set up a knowledge base pilot project for participatory research projects in the health field. The project is a cooperation with Sheffield University, Kings College London and the University of Cambridge in the UK and the Catholic University of Applied Sciences in Berlin/Germany. There is currently no technological way of capturing and representing the impact of participatory research (PR). Focusing on participatory health research, this proposal brings together people with expertise in participatory, inclusive and action research, community engagement and impact analysis with technology designers to develop an open, online, interactive CERIF database.
ICPHR member Dr. Ann C. Macaulay and colleagues from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, were recently awarded a grant for their project, “What are the key processes associated to outcomes of Participatory Research with Health Organizations (PRO)? A participatory knowledge synthesis.” This project will be conducted in cooperation with the Central Office of the ICPHR. Synthesizing the knowledge produced by participatory health research is one of the central objectives of the ICPHR. The project will be funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and will include studies published in French and English.