This year ARC South London's Active Involvement in Research event will focus on 'Involving people from diverse communities in co-producing research – nothing about us without us'.

Together we will look at how health and social care researchers can and do work with people from under-served groups - for example, people with disabilities, Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and others facing inequalities, sharing power and responsibility from start to finish.

There will be speakers and a chance to work together in small groups, to help come up with ways to strengthen co-production in research.

All are welcome.

Event details 

We are delighted to welcome two presenters:

Peter Beresford, Co-Chair of Shaping Our Lives, a user-led organisation working for inclusive involvement of disabled people and others from marginalised communities, and a long-term user of mental health services, visiting professor at the University of East Anglia and emeritus professor at Brunel University London and Essex University, who has also been involved with NIHR ARC East of England; and Josephine Ocloo, senior researcher and Health Foundation improvement science fellow at King’s College London, a champion for harmed patients and their families and NIHR ARC South London Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) lead. Both are co-editors of, and have written chapters in, Covid-19 and Co-production in Health and Social Care Research, Policy, and Practice.

The event will be held online via Zoom. The programme is available here.

Sign up here 

If you have any questions please contact ARC South London's involvement coordinator, Savi Hensman, who is part of ARC South London's implementation and involvement team, on savitri.hensman@kcl.ac.uk