How can we make lived experience a genuine part of evidence-informed policy?

A 90 minute discussion on involving people with lived experience in evidence-informed policy 12.00 (UK-time) on Tuesday 25 April 2023

17 . 04 . 2023

This online event will look at some pragmatic mechanisms and opportunities for successfully involving people with lived experience in evidence-informed policy and gain insights from across different research disciplines, policy areas, and geographies.

The discussion will begin with the questions below and will broaden out from there:

· Can we step up work including lived experience in research from practice and local level into national and wider policy?

· How can we bring the voices of those we seek to reach and support into policy without it being tokenistic? How can we do this in a way that is ethical and equitable?

· What skills, capacities and resources do researchers need in order to work with people of diverse backgrounds of lived experience – especially if we want to influence policy?

Running order and invited speakers:

12.00 Introduction Jonathan Breckon CHAIR (Senior Associate, Transforming Evidence)

and Annette Boaz (Co-Director, Transforming Evidence)

12:10 Mbah Patrick Okwen (Team Lead, Effective Base Services, Cameroon)

12:20 Lynn Laidlaw (Patient and Public Contributor, and Peer Researcher)

12:30 Ceri Davies (Director Centre for Deliberative Research, NatCen)

12.40 Panel Q&A

13.00 Audience Q&A

13.25 Summing up + final words from panel

13.30 Finish

In order to attend it is essential to register here on Eventbrite.

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