The Ethics in Participatory Health Research Working Group, facilitated by ICPHR member Prof. Sarah Banks, has updated their working group description. To learn more about the working group and opportunities to get involved, visit the Focus Areas under Getting Involved.
Call for papers: "Social and Structural Determinants of Health in Migrants and Ethnic Minorities—Conceptual, Methodological, and Empirical Advancement in the Times of COVID-19"
ICPHR members Drs. María Roura and Kim Ozano are Guest Editors of a Special Issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health "Social and Structural Determinants of Health in Migrants and Ethnic Minorities—Conceptual, Methodological, and Empirical Advancement in the Times of COVID-19"
To learn more about the Special Issue, visit the link below.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023
7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. India
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. GMT
9.00 a.m. – 11 a.m. Colombia, EST Canada and USA
6.00 a.m. – 8.00 a.m. BC, Canada
It was in 1976 that a group of interested persons across North America first met to discuss Participatory Research (PR) as an alternative means of research and use of knowledge for social change. In 1980, the first international meeting on Participatory Research was held in Ljubljana (in former Yugoslavia), attended by early pioneers of this ‘movement’ (Budd Hall, John Gaventa, Ted Jackson, Helen Lewis, Orlando Fals Borda, Rajesh Tandon, to name a few). The discussions from this meeting, and of the practice and theorising of Participatory Research over the next decade, began to be circulated internationally and regionally in cyclostyled newsletters, articles in now-defunded journals, and documentation of conference proceedings. Knowledge produced by social movements, in civil society, political organisations and in academia was synthesized and presented in an array of forms – text, statistics, drama, poetry, video, learning games. Such locally created and owned knowledge, used as tools to build capacities of community and social organisations in the Global South, contributed to the steady spread and sustained development of the theory and practice of Participatory Research.
The origins and history of the development of the field of Participatory Research has largely remained undocumented, though it is a significant part of the oral tradition of its ‘elders’ who spearheaded the movement.
In a seminal event celebrating 40 years of PRIA, in partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research, we bring you the knowledge and experience of the ‘elders’ of Participatory Research. A lesson in history, along with explorations of its contemporary manifestations, spotlights the relevance of community-based, participatory research in a post-pandemic world. The symposium will explore the following questions:
Juan Mario Diaz Arevalo, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Sheffield, and Sumitra Srinivasan, PRIA, India
Walter Vanegas and Delia Ballén. Service provided by Transmisiones Live, Colombia, with the support of the Strategic Research Support Fund, Department of Politics and IR, University of Sheffield.
Position Paper 4: Participatory Health Research is now posted! Under 'Resources' visit the 'Position Paper & Discussion Papers' page.
Special Issue Call for Papers: Social and Structural Determinants of Health in Migrants and Ethnic Minorities—Conceptual, Methodological, and Empirical Advancement in the Times of COVID-19
Dr. María Roura
School of Public Health,
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Dr. Kim Ozano
International Public Health,
Centre for Neglected Tropical
Diseases (CNTD), Liverpool
School of Tropical Medicine,
Pembroke Pl, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022
Message from the Guest Editors
This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the broader determinants of health in the context of a severely racialized pandemic. We welcome papers focused on the social and structural determinants of COVID-19 in migrants and ethnic minorities, with a particular emphasis on the racial, gender, political, and legislative determinants of health. We are particularly interested in papers that employ transdisciplinary, participatory, and co-production research approaches to meaningfully involve migrants and ethnic minorities in the response to COVID-19, in its broadest sense. This includes a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, occupational determinants of health, access and uptake of vaccines, participation of ethnic minorities in clinical trials, stigma and discrimination, the built environment, living conditions, health care entitlements, and any other broader determinant of health; as well as approaches and tools to meaningfully engage migrants and ethnic minorities in action-oriented research.
The Independent Social Research Foundation is offering flexible grants for small groups. To learn more about this opportunity please visit the granting page here.
The deadline for applications is October 8th, 2021, 5pm BST.
Dear ICPHR Members,
ICPHR is looking for leaders who are willing and able to bring their time, talents, and resources to support its mission. If you are interested in joining the Steering Committee, please complete the form linked below and include a 1-page bio or resume. Both documents should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 18th 2021.
Ethics in participatory research under Covid-19
Request for case examples (by 31 July 2021)
Susanne Börner, University of Birmingham, UK, email@example.com
Petra Plunger, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences, Austria, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Banks, Durham University, UK, email@example.com
We are inviting people to write short case examples about ethical issues in conducting participatory research during Covid-19 restrictions. By ‘participatory research’ we mean research where people who might usually be regarded as subjects of research play a more active role in at least some aspects of the process (e.g. design, data collection, analysis, dissemination, implementation). We are seeking to include examples from different countries around the world, as well as from working across different groups in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, etc., relating to health and social well-being in the wider sense. The case studies can include (but are not limited to) issues such as: access to communities during Covid-19, trust-building online, issues of privacy and confidentiality in online communications, tackling digital exclusion, deciding whether to conduct research in-person, the impact of wearing masks and physical distancing, assessing new health risks, power dynamics, roles and responsibilities, etc.
The case studies will be placed on the International Collaboration on Participatory Health Research (ICPHR) website. These can be used in training, teaching and in preparing groups to undertake participatory research projects. We may also use them in articles or other publications, with the consent of the case writers. The cases will complement the ICPHR ethical guidelines.