Co-producing Research: A Community Development Approach

PAUL WARD (Editor), Sarah Banks (Editor), Angie Hart (Editor), Kate Pahl (Editor)

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Offering a critical examination of the nature of co-produced research, this important new book draws on materials and case studies from the ESRC funded project ‘Imagine – connecting communities through research’. Outlining a community development approach to co-production, which privileges community agency, the editors link with wider debates about the role of universities within communities. With policy makers in mind, contributors discuss in clear and accessible language what co-production between community groups and academics can achieve. The book will be valuable for practitioners within community contexts, and researchers interested in working with communities, activists, and artists.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages217
ISBN (Electronic)978-1447340782
ISBN (Print)978-1447340768
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameConnected Communities: Creating a new knowledge landscape
PublisherPolicy Press


  • Co-production of research
  • Community development


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