Participatory Research

A research area within The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

Participatory research group

Participatory Research

Our research

The Participatory Research group is interested in how participatory research methodologies, and particularly participatory arts approaches, can deepen understanding and strengthen agency by creating more equitable partnerships between researchers and participants in the research process.

Based in the Centre for World Cinemas & Digital Cultures, the group focuses primarily on Participatory Filmmaking, but also looks at other arts-based participatory methodologies including Theatre for Development and Digital Storytelling as ways of supporting empowerment and social action through research.

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Researchers in conversation.

Discover our subject specialists who lead our research - from postgraduate research students to internationally-renowned academic staff.

Academics and Postgraduate researchers in conversation.

Our research is often collaborative and has an international impact. Explore the outcomes of our past and present research projects associated with Participatory Research.