Dr Nick Mahony
What happens if we put ‘the public’ at the centre of our efforts to conceptualise, conduct and evaluate publicly engaged research?
Written by Dr. Nick Mahony, a new Open University pamphlet outlines a public-centric approach to engagement you can make use of in your own settings.
‘Designing public-centric forms of public engagement with research’ by Dr. Nick Mahony is available for free download, under a Creative Commons licence.
Drawing on insights from recent empirical research and key strands of the theoretical literature on the public the pamphlet foregrounds a set of questions you can ask at key stages of the engagement process to help you make choices about how you will engage.
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Participation Now website
Participation Now is a new and experimental public engagement with research pilot, recently launched on The Open University’s OpenLearn platform. This pilot emerges out of work undertaken by Nick Mahony and Hilde Stephansen under the auspices of the Catalyst and Creating Publics projects and as a result of an ongoing collaboration with the OpenLearn team.
For more background and information about this pilot
Dr Nick Mahony
Nick was one of five co-investigators working on the Catalyst project. His main roles on the project were to:
help plan and co-ordinate the work of one of the two Catalyst Research Associates;
mentor relevant public engagement projects;
contribute to career development and training programmes; and,
translate findings and relevant insights from the
Creating Publics project into the context of the Catalyst.