Celebrating peer research in Scotland

Section: People and NetworksPolicy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 22nd February 2019

The ALLIANCE and partners organised a participatory event in August 2018 to explore links between peer research and human rights.

Working in partnership with NHS Health Scotland and the University of Strathclyde Centre for Health Policy, the ALLIANCE has been championing the role and effectiveness of peer research for several years. Our  project on the peer research and the right to health is one example of this work (this link will take you away from our website).

In August 2018 we co-organised an event in Glasgow to celebrate peer research in Scotland. The conference  showcased the work of projects that have taken an action research approach to challenges like homelessness, asylum/seeking refugee status and long-term unemployment through the lens of human rights.  Delegates took part in lively discussions about what peer research can achieve, considered the value that it brings to a human rights based approach and explored ways of working together to sustain and develop a shared understanding of good practice.

You can read the event report below. If you’d like to know more about the ALLIANCE’s work on peer research, please contact our Director of Policy and Communications, Lucy Mulvagh.


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