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Engagement in lockdown: A new blog series

By Caroline Francis, on 21 February 2021

Over the past year, the engagement team has worked hard to continue to support UCL researchers and staff to engage with communities, albeit in new and different ways. In this new blog series, we’ll be sharing insights from the community engagement team and those involved in projects we’ve funded, considering a variety of perspectives and […]

What’s next for Co-Production Collective?

By Rory, on 15 February 2021

Niccola & Lizzie have been having a think about ‘where to next?’ for Co-Production Collective, based on all of our previous co-creation work and conversations. Fancy joining us for this next stage of the journey?

Working towards a more inclusive Co-Production Collective

By Niccola, on 15 February 2021

Niccola takes a look back to June 2020 and the blog she and Cristina wrote highlighting the lack of diversity in academia and concerns about our co-production community becoming less diverse.

My journey to becoming a Peer Leader

By Rory, on 14 February 2021

Amy Herring, part of the Personalised Care Group at NHS England and Improvement talks about the Peer Leadership Development Programme and her journey to becoming a peer leader.

Co-Pro Stories: Exploring Lived Experiences of Co-production

By Lizzie, on 3 February 2021

Our brand new report explores what the experiences of 15 co-producers from the Co-Production Collective community can tell us about co-production. Coming from different backgrounds and perspectives, their individual stories come together to provide insights about the value of co-production in practice.

Prison: a place for co-production

By Rory, on 18 January 2021

How can co-production happen in prisons and why does it matter that it does? We have two great guest authors with us to share their reflections – Paula who works in prisoner engagement for the Prison Reform Trust and has lived experience of imprisonment. And Chantal who is a research fellow at UCL specialising in […]

Co-production in Regulation

By Rory, on 18 January 2021

Guest authors Tiegan, Isaac and Jack share their experience of co-producing in a new regulatory organisation in the hopes of contributing to the wider conversation around co-production, where it happens, and the positive effect it can have.

Have your say on the Co-Production Collective website

By Niccola, on 17 January 2021

We’ve been working on co-producing the Co-Production Collective website for a few months now and so have developed some draft web pages. Have a read of this blog to find out how to have your say on what our website should look like!

Nothing wrong with being Gobby

By Rory, on 17 January 2021

If you’re sick of ticking boxes, get ready for Gobby, a more collaborative, more person-centred, more human approach to questionnaires! We’re excited to hear from Gary about how he developed an online survey tool that actually gives people a voice. Thank you for all of the support Gary, it’s great to be working together! If […]

Looking to the future: power, privilege and co-production training

By Niccola, on 17 January 2021

Meet Humma, she is a PhD student on the UCL Wellcome PhD in Mental Health Science, here she shares her experience of taking part in Co-Production Collective training sessions as part of the programme.