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Co-creating our strategy: get involved!

By Lizzie, on 22 June 2020

As a community, we’ve been co-producing the development of the UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research since 2017. Most of this has been through our co-creation sessions, but we’re now ready to try some different methods alongside these, starting with the process of co-creating our strategy. Whether you’re brand new to co-production, have been […]

Learning from our virtual co-creation: accessibility and adaptability

By Rory, on 21 June 2020

This blog was written by Scott, one of our co-producers, and Rory, the project co-ordinator for the Centre. We share the learning from the two ‘Co-creating Our Strategy’ virtual sessions held in early June 2020. 

It’s not enough to say black lives matter. Time for academia to show it!

By Niccola, on 21 June 2020

Cristina & Niccola from UCL Centre for Co-production have had numerous conversations over the past few weeks about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, about the need for the Centre to reflect and academia to change its behaviours and how we can all help make this happen.

Reflections from the Recovery College on online co-production during COVID-19

By Rory, on 20 June 2020

This blog was written by Ana and Ksenija from the Recovery College, an organisation aiming to break down barriers and reduce the stigma of mental health by emphasising hope, control and opportunity to all members of the Camden and Islington community through their free courses.

Bringing in the big bucks: do we need to play the system to break the system?

By Niccola, on 11 June 2020

This blog comes from Laura Crane – UCL Centre for Co-production Allies Group member, Centre co-producer and someone who plays a key part in the UCL Centre for Research in Autism and Education. Thank you Laura! I love my job, and one of the things I love the most is being part of the development […]

Your chance to dissect health research! When is co-production not co-production?

By Niccola, on 16 May 2020

This blog it brought to you by Niccola from UCL Centre for Co-production. Read on to find out more about this opportunity to get involved in exploring co-production in depth Hi everyone, Hope you are doing ok during these different times? It was lovely to see, and chat to, so many of you online for […]

Co-production and Compassion in the time of COVID-19

By Rory, on 15 May 2020

This blog was written by the Maternity Voices Matter team – Aygul, Emily, Abuk, Vita, and Anna, an independent group of maternity service users creating change through peer-led research, Participatory Appraisal and  co-production. They were also one of our Phase 2 Pilot projects, and have been helping us learn about what works and what doesn’t […]

Locked down but not out of co-production

By Rory, on 15 May 2020

This blog has three co-authors: Sarah, Clare, and Helen. They were some of the 91 people who attended our Co-production Network Session (‘Virtual Co-production: Is it actually possible?’) on the 12th of May 2020 Last week, the UCL Centre for Co-production hosted its first virtual event in the shape of a Co-production Network session on […]

Carry on co-producing: handy hints and tips to help you out

By Rory, on 6 May 2020

This blog shares ways you can co-produce from home and keep the momentum going while the COVID-19 pandemic forces us to stay indoors. In our previous blog, we shared quick tips to help you stay in touch with family and friends during lockdown. Today, we dive deeper into the nitty-gritty of virtual co-production, listing handbooks […]

Keep calm and co-produce: we’re going virtual!

By Niccola, on 17 April 2020

So… times have changed a little haven’t they? We are still here though, and very much still working on co-producing the Centre. We hope that getting involved in co-production activities will provide you with a welcome distraction from the day to day. On the other hand, we totally understand if getting involved at the moment […]