Lunchtime Talk: Heather Stradling 30th November
Co-production has been in favour as a concept for many years now in the delivery of public services, particularly in areas of health provision. In practice, achieving a ‘true’ co-production can depend on a number of factors, of which there have been numerous evaluations and research identifying these and the resultant success, or otherwise. But less has been talked about in relation to co-producing evaluations.
This Lunchtime talk will explore some of what has been learnt from the experience of being involved in ‘co-produced’ evaluations as part of TIHR’s work. It will give the opportunity to share learning, discuss and reflect on the contexts that best suit co-produced evaluations and those that don’t; how power dynamics can play out within co-produced evaluations and how these may reflect the wider context of the projects being evaluated.
The talk will be co-produced with evaluation champions from Rethink’s Step Up project, who have been working with TIHR to evaluate an intervention which supports young people with mental health issues going through transitions.
With a background in participatory arts practice, Heather Stradling is a researcher and consultant at TIHR, specialising in projects that focus on families, children and young people, and social innovation. She has a Masters in Psychology, is currently completing a Diploma in Psychodynamic counselling and is trained in using a variety of Qualitative Research Methods. Much of Heather’s work at TIHR over the past year has involved working with project participants in designing and undertaking evaluation activities.
All events take place @ The Tavistock Institute.
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