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UCL Qualitative Health Research Symposium 2017
Engagement, Co-production, and Collaborative Meaning-Making:
Collaboration in Qualitative Health Research

Hosted by the UCL Qualitative Health Research Network with support from the Wellcome Trust
Date and time: Tuesday 7 February 2017, 9:00-17:00
Venue: UCL, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guildford Street, London, WC1N 1EH

We are pleased to announce that the preliminary programme for this symposium is now online, and registration is open. Places are limited and the early-bird rate is available until 15 December 2016, so book your place now.

Symposium theme

The third Qualitative Health Research Network Symposium will bring together researchers from around the world to discuss how, in recent years, there have been increasing calls for collaboration between academia and the wider healthcare community in health research. As a result, traditional “lone researcher” models of qualitative health research have shifted to include research teams which are increasingly made up of qualitative researchers alongside quantitative researchers, members of the public, health professionals, policymakers and other stakeholders. However, such collaborations may be complex and may create challenges. To date, there has been limited critical consideration of these challenges.

In this symposium, we will take a closer look at collaborative qualitative health research by critically exploring the results of these research projects, the processes used to build and carry out research as a diverse team, and ways in which qualitative researchers negotiate their roles within interdisciplinary teams and make contributions to interdisciplinary research.

The keynote address will be given by Professor Jonathan Tritter (Aston University) and it will focus on “Patient and Public Involvement in Research: Tensions, challenges, and opportunities”.


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