IRiS PRP Network

Posted on Wednesday 12th June 2013

The second meeting of the IRiS PRP network will take place on Monday 17th June 2013. 

The meeting will bring together the new recruits of this flagship programme and will be an opportunity for practitioner researchers to meet their academic mentors who are based in a number of different schools across the university, and will be offering ongoing support to the individuals engaged in the programme. A total of 17 practitioner researchers will be involved in the first pilot of the PRP. These individuals are based in a range of different organisations across the city from the Education and Social Inclusion teams at Birmingham City Council, the NHS, West Midlands Police, The Children's Society through to charitable, community and third sector organisations including the Hope Partnership, Narthex Trust, The Polish and Chinese community centres.

Over the coming months practitioner researchers will develop a number of different research agendas relating to superdiversity in Birmingham. Following a series of accredited training events in social research methods they will move on, with the support of their academic mentors, to the data collection stage of the programme which will last for a period of up to six months. Further training on data analysis and report writing will be delivered in 2014.

Key findings from the different practitioner research projects will be showcased at the first international conference on superdiversity to be hosted by IRiS at the University of Birmingham on 23/24 June 2014. Details of the different research projects that will be undertaken by practitioner researchers will be posted shortly.

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Any questions please contact Dr Lisa Goodson, the PRP lead,  or Ann Bolstridge, IRiS Manager,