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Co-developing training for researchers with patient involvement

By Caroline Francis, on 14 April 2021

This blog has been written by Helen Craig, Kim Gurwitz, Linda von Neree, and Anna Mamwell. A story of co-developing a translational research training resource for researchers with patients and members of the public. In 2020/21, a year where the patient voice is especially in need of being heard, Helen and colleagues share their story […]

A new partnership for Co-Production Collective

By Niccola, on 3 March 2021

Niccola and co-producer Sarah O’Brien bring you right up to speed on a new partnership for Co-Production Collective with NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Covid-19’s effects on Diverse Ethnic Communities: a deeper understanding through co-production

By Caroline Francis, on 23 February 2021

This blog post is part of a new series exploring what UCL Community Engagement work has looked like during the Covid-19 pandemic. This article has been written by Suzy Kirby, Marketing/Communications Lead at Money A+E. The project was supported with funding from UCL Culture and UCL East as part of Listen and Respond. Prosperity: How […]

What happened when we finally met: enabling collaboration during Covid19

By Lizzy Baddeley, on 6 August 2020

When the Community Engagement Team began our second programme of Trellis – a collaborative programme bringing together UCL researchers, artists and east London communities – we did not expect that those collaborations would need to be fostered during a global pandemic.

Hello, goodbye and the next steps for UCL Centre for Co-production

By Niccola, on 2 March 2020

Hi there everyone! I’m back. And… Ishé my son is now over 5 months old! Crazy how time flies! Here he is in his big boy highchair!! It’s great to be back, I’m looking forward to really getting stuck into the next phase for the Centre – securing our long term sustainability. This is a […]

Training, Networking, and Co-production: a reading week marathon.

By Briony Fleming, on 21 November 2018

Today we’re looking back at reading week, and some of the activity the UCL Engagement Team delivered. We were all hands on deck with a week of events and training to support researchers and staff improve and develop their skills and understanding of Public Engagement. Public Engagement: Skills and Practice. On Wednesday 7th November, we […]

CO-llaboration is key! The journey continues for UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research

By Niccola, on 13 September 2018

This blog is written by a few of the Centre collaborators to date – Elaine, Sarifa, Dave & Niccola – we’ve each written part of this update. Find out more about each of us at the end of this blog. Whether it is co-production, co-creation, or co-design, what is important to the UCL Centre for […]

The Co-pro Pilots are here! Funding available from the UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research

By Niccola, on 2 July 2018

Today we (you, me and everyone else who wants to be involved!), are launching the UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research Pilots. Exciting times! Doubly exciting because today is the start of National Co-production Week ‘Nothing about us without us’ brought to you by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). As you may already […]

UCL Centre for Co-production in Health Research: The adventure begins!

By Niccola, on 12 March 2018

This is a guest post by Laura Crane, Deputy Director and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), UCL Institute of Education. At 9.15am on Wednesday 7th March 2018, I turned up to a UCL meeting to find that not only was I encouraged to write on the tablecloths, but there […]