Qualitative Health Research Network


Carol Rivas

The application of participatory methods: selecting approaches according to need

Seminar details

Title: The application of participatory methods: selecting approaches according to need

Date: Wednesday 13th September

Time: 15:00-16:00 (UK time)


The strengths-based Coronavirus Chronic Conditions and Disabilities Awareness (CICADA) study has explored the impact of the recent pandemic on health conditions, service access, social support and mental well-being for people from minoritised ethnic groups with disabilities living in the UK. This talk will draw from this study to demonstrate different approaches that can be used to include, engage, collaborate with and give voice to the different people affected by research and its outputs. Specifically, the talk will explore a range of asset-based participatory approaches, how and when each type might best be used, and the practicalities of their deployment.

Speaker biography

Carol Rivas is Professor of Health and Social Care at University College London. Her work explores the interactions of the various stakeholders in organisational encounters, primarily health and social care systems, with a focus on marginalised groups and intersectionalities. Within this, she draws on mixed methodologies, and on sensitivities developed from her own lived experience. Carol’s talk will cover some of her areas of expertise in innovative participatory methods, knowledge exchange and transformative outputs.

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