Participation Now, a new public engagement with research pilot project

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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 click here.

Dr Nick Mahony – Co-investigator (Creating Publics)

Dr Nick Mahony

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.

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