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This group comprises members from across the University with research, consultancy and practice expertise including and not exclusively:

  • Qualitative and quantitative research methodology;
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Community and Asset Mapping Approaches
  • Empowerment approaches
  • Stakeholder analysis, stakeholder evaluation.
  • Public health approaches,
  • Social justice framework
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) …
  • Whole Systems Approaches

Partner organisations include:

  • The Welcome Network
  • Cheshire West Voluntary Action
  • Cheshire West and Chester Council
  • Mutual Aid Groups
  • Brio Leisure
  • Poverty Truth Commission

Guiding Principles – The way we work

This collaboration is underpinned by the values and principles of partnership working, equity and social justice, focusing on:

  • collaborative interdisciplinary research
  • a partnership built on shared values and goals of openness, equality, trust and transparency
  • challenging, mentoring and supporting each team member’s development
  • participatory and action orientated research
  • inclusive research - communities and partners as co-researchers (research with rather than ‘on’)
  • impactful research promoting social justice and improved quality of life