Programme and Tickets for Co-Production Conference, Jan 21, Glasgow

Message from Paul Fenton:

Programme for ‘Co-production, Research and Youth and Community Work’ (21st January, 2017)


Booking now via this link

I am pleased to confirm the programme of presentations and workshops at our January research conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on Saturday 21st January 2017.

The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work, in collaboration with CR&DALL and The Radical Community Work Journal invite you to an event that will explore the role of co-production and research in supporting youth work and community development; with selected papers to form a special issue of the Radical Community Work Journal.

The event is designed to be inclusive of colleagues undertaking postgraduate study, early career researchers as well as established academics. We welcome participants from across disciplines with an interest in youth work and community development as day conference delegates and presenters.

You can access a full copy of the programme via this link, with details also provided on the Eventbrite booking page.
Presentations and workshops include the following*:

Opening Presentation:
· ‘A story of co-production from practice participants’ Christina McMellon, Mary Mitchell & Practice Participants (Young Edinburgh Action)
Theme 1: Methodologies of Co-production
· ‘Co-Production, a welcome return to developmental process?’ Lesley Gornall (Sheffield Hallam University)
· ‘Evidence Informed or Evidence Based Practice: Which direction for Youth and Community Work?’ Emma Chivers (University of South Wales)
· ‘Developmental Work Research: a search for congruence.’ Jane Melvin (University of Brighton)
· ‘Narrative capital and co-constructive narrative methodologies’. Mark Price (University of Brighton)
Theme 2: Co-production with Communities
· ‘The 67 Centre and its history. Adam Muirhead and Sue Robertson’ (The Trust for Developing Communities)
· ‘The tensions of co-production within vulnerable communities.’ Ros Chiosso and Erika Laredo. (Leeds Beckett University)
Theme 3: Democratisation of Knowledge
· ‘Community, Collaboration and Consideration.’ Sarah McAdam and Christine Smith (The University of St Mark & St John)
· ‘Exploring Power: Democratisation of Knowledge through Co-production’. Tanya Lubicz-Nawrocka. (University of Edinburgh)
Theme 4: Co-production with Young People
· ‘Sharing, making and learning together: co-production with digital art forms’. Frances Howard (University of Nottingham)
· ‘Blimey, its just like doing youth work again!’ Two university peer mentor projects of co-production. Melanie Gill (University of Brighton)
· ‘From production to exchange: Repairing co-production through research as a gift.’ James Duggan (Manchester Metropolitan University)
· ‘Designing the co-production of a strategic youth plan in a local government setting.’ Paula Rowe (Centre for Social Change, University of South Australia)
· ‘Reframing Loneliness: Co-production as a process of youth engagement’. Janet Batsleer (Manchester Metropolitan University)
· ‘Researching Professional Love with Child & Young People Services’ Practitioners. Martin Purcell (University of Huddersfield)

If you have any questions about the event then don’t hesitate to get in touch at

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