New Practitioner Research Programme

Working together to understand new migration and superdiversity in Birmingham: issues, challenges and policy solutions

Lisa Goodson delivered a seminar on 27 February 2013, with Jenny Phillimore, Ann Bolstridge and Ricky Joseph, about the new Practitioner Research Programme (PRP). The PRP is one of IRiS’s flagship projects which builds on learning from an established Community Research model developed in the School of Social Policy. The programme aims to:

  • Engage and up-skill individuals working in superdiverse communities in research methods
  • Provide mentoring and training to develop ideas into research projects 
  • Improve existing data collection systems and/or develop new lines of enquiry 
  • Build a repository of longitudinal data and evidence on different aspects of superdiversity grounded in the Birmingham experience
  • Develop sustainable university- practitioner partnerships to help shape research agendas and extend the research reach and impact of IRiS

The seminar was attended by 32 individuals from a range of different organisations working with people in a number of different areas, including: health, education, housing and destitution, social work, environmental health, and the arts.

View our presentation slides (PDF) 

Recruitment for the first cohort of practitioner researchers closes on 13 March 2013.

More information

For more information about the programme or an application form contact Ann Bolstridge, or Lisa Goodson,