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Dreaming big at Phase 2 Pilots Kick-off

By rejbsan, on 8 August 2019

Susan Anderson and Mandy Rudczenko share their reflections from the recent Phase 2 Pilots Kick-off event and co-creation session. Susan’s starting this off! I really enjoyed attending my first co-creation session in July as part of my role at the UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research. It was great to be part of our […]

Humans Make Plastic…and then what?!

By Briony Fleming, on 25 July 2019

This Blog has been written by Camilla Brendon, a London based artist. Currently in residency at Chisenhale Studios in Tower Hamlets. Camilla worked with the Community Engagement team on a project, looking at plastics and sustainability in 2018. She tells us about what has happened since. I started working with UCL in 2018 when I […]

It’s National Co-production Week! Just another ‘named’ day of the year or something bigger?

By Niccola, on 3 July 2019

As the UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research we believe it’s something much MUCH bigger! We feel that #CoProWeek, (this year from 1-5 July 2019) is a chance for us all to shout about how great co-production is and to promote the benefits! This annual initiative is brought to us by Social Care Institute […]

Fun and games can prevent diabetes

By Briony Fleming, on 14 May 2019

This Blog has been written by Joanna Morrison, Senior Research Associate in the Institute for Global Health, and this project has taken place with funding from The Wellcome Trust, and additional support from a UCL Culture Beacon Bursary award. On February 22nd and 23rd the dusty public park of Bara Bigha in Janakpur was transformed […]

The Co-pro Pilots are back! UCL Centre for Co-production funding is available for you!

By Niccola, on 30 April 2019

This blog is brought to you by Niccola Hutchinson-Pascal with “help” from Guide Dog in training Viking! It’s only been a few months since the last round of Pilot projects came to an end but we learnt a lot and so are keen to forge ahead and develop the Centre still further in time for […]

Our Co-production Journey: From Sandpits to Bird Boxes!

By Niccola, on 10 April 2019

Please welcome another great guest blogger for UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research – Anna Lawrence-Jones! Anna has co-written this blog about her experience of co-producing a Centre pilot project with fellow co-producer Jean Straus. A massive thank you to you both! Some background on sandpit innovation workshops and co-production In my former job […]

We Are Movers: collaboration with women on migration, mobility and settlement

By Briony Fleming and louisedredge, on 12 March 2019

This blog has been written by Louise Dredge, Public Engagement Manager (SLASH & IoE) In our work to support staff and students at UCL to make public engagement in research and teaching a normal and valued part of their work, it is always a joy to experience the impact of those engagement activities and what […]

INGRAINED: putting public engagement at the heart of research

By Briony Fleming and ucftge0, on 26 February 2019

This blog has been written by Dr. Gemma Moore, Head of Evaluation in UCL Culture together with Marina Chang from the Calthorpe Project. This month UCL launched its new Research Strategy; providing a vision for UCL’s research over the next ten years. I am delighted to say that public engagement features heavily in the Strategy, […]

‘More than just giving information’: Public engagement and diabetes awareness in Nepal

By Briony Fleming, on 31 January 2019

This Blog has been written by Beacon Bursary awardee Joanna Morrison, for a project working with 10 artists from the Janakpur Women’s Development Centre (JWDC) in rural plains Nepal and researchers from HERD International Nepal, who are conducting research about diabetes and healthy lifestyles. On arrival in Nepal 16 years ago I was greeted with […]

Who cares if bleeding gums worsen diabetes and heart disease?

By Niccola, on 12 November 2018

This blog has been written by UCL Centre for Co-Production in Health Research Pilot Team Members – Heather, Ian, Brian and Francesco Everyone’s gums bleed, right? So what’s the deal? Well, for most people bleeding means gum problems and in around half could affect smiling and chewing by damaging the bone around the teeth and […]