We are offering six workshops during the day. You will have the opportunity to attend two. Please select your preferences on the booking form.
- Connections are Key: Unlocking the Heart of Relationships Based Practice
Delivered by Rowan Anderson with Ffyona Taylor, Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) Corra Foundation
The purpose of this workshop is to share the experiences of the PDI team in considering ethical and safeguarding frameworks to help keep both the people participating in the study and the researchers safe. You will get insights into the ethical frameworks behind two pieces of third sector research conducted with children and families affected by alcohol and drugs, and the practitioners who support them.
During the workshop you will get a chance to explore the issues, ask questions about how Corra overcame the challenges and see some resources to help.
- Reflecting on digital youth work research during COVID-19
Delivered by Dr Amy Calder (YouthLink Scotland) and Kelly McInnes (Northern Star Associates)
This session will explore the use of Transformative Evaluation to examine the impact of digital youth work on young people from LGBT Youth Scotland during COVID-19. This will include reflecting on the process of conducting the research in an online setting as well as the wellbeing of the practitioners involved.
- Getting research heard and used: understanding and achieving policy influence
Delivered by Dr Sarah Weakley (Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow) will be joined by Nick Bibby and Dr Mariola Tarrega (Scottish Policy and Research Exchange, SPRE)
A key part of our work is disseminating research findings and encouraging decision makers to use them, but how can we do this to maximise influence in an ethical way? In this workshop we’ll talk about positioning your research and expertise for decisionmakers at all levels of government and practice, and you’ll work together to plan a strategy for achieving influence.
- The peer research journey: supporting researchers and participants
Delivered by Mental Health Foundation in Scotland
This workshop, led by a collaborative of researchers and partners of the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland, will explore how peer researchers and participants are supported through each stage of the peer research journey. The workshop will explore the concept of peer research from initiation to implementation. It will look at the development of peer research programmes, mechanisms for and levels of involvement and ethical issues such as consent. We will demonstrate the importance of including lived experience voices in the research process through real world examples of research programmes delivered by MHF and partners.
- Life as we know it – Participatory Art Practice as Research
Delivered by Iain Shaw, Lauren La Rose, Media Education and Briege Nugent
An interactive media arts workshop based on the experiences of the Peer Researchers Media Education works with. Utilising Media Education’s 30-year experience of working in collaboration with young people, you will be supported to conduct storytelling and filmmaking exercises that we currently use for our creative reports. All training will be provided, and no previous media experience is required to attend. For this session you will need a mobile phone, tablet or device you feel comfortable using.
- Supporting young peer researchers through a COVID-19 research project
Delivered by Sean Peacock, Jenny Wood and Jamie Hamilton, A Place in Childhood
At this workshop, you will hear about A Place in Childhood’s self-funded research into children and young people’s experiences of the first COVID-19 lockdown. We will discuss this before encouraging participants to share their own challenges of commissioning and conducting research. Then, in a breakout activity, we’ll ask participants to design their own research projects that respond to a real or imagined crisis for a specific marginalised group. This is an opportunity to discuss best practice in research involving peer researchers and vulnerable groups and share in an engaging learning experience.