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Towards increasing the Effectiveness of User-Generated Knowledge in Practice and Research

9.45AM-4.15PM 20 November 2003, Panorama Room, Rootes Social Building

Annual Regional Conference. This event brings together service users, practitioners, managers and researchers - to explore key theoretical issues and to draw on the approaches and experience of a wide range of very active regional research and practice examples from across social care and its interface with health and lifelong learning

Chair: Professor Audrey Mullender, University of Warwick

Key Speakers:

  • Professor Peter Beresford, Professor of Social Policy and Director of the Centre for Citizen Participation, Brunel University
  • Jane Wiffin, Senior Research Fellow and Making Research Count Co-ordinator, University of Luton

Workshop Titles:

A. Warwick Diabetes Care User Group: Including Consumers in Research
B. Exploring a wide range of approaches undertaken with young people’s involvement in a Healthy Living Centre project
C. The role of service users in the development & research evaluation of ‘carers on-line’
D. Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice
E. Closing the Loop: Capturing the views of service users to inform the development of policy and practice through routine activities
F. Utilising a Framework to discuss experience and compare organisational approaches in taking forward service user involvement

For further information please contact Rose Ruddick ( or
Sylvia Oliver (