Ethics, Skills and Knowledge Exchange

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Integration, dialogue and iteration

The D4D team is keen to establish bridges between academic and non-academic knowledge and ways of working. We seek to establish understandings that are enriched by our different perspectives and seek to establish a space in which we share our approaches, learn from one another, and construct new and multi-faceted ways of knowing.

This is also an arena where our Research Fellows, Tanvir Bush and Jacqui Lovell, and PhD students, Stephane Harvey and Andy Auld, will share, discuss and present their ideas, research and collaborative initiatives to a wider audience.

The space will be enriched through the involvement of our partners and participants. Together we can evolve something that is both dynamic and democratic.

Ethics, reflection and learning for participation will inform all the work stream activities and support the practices and professional development of all those taking part.

Drawing upon Mary Brydon-Miller’s work on ethical reflection in the context of community-based research (2008; 2009) and recent collaborations with the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action at Durham University, we build upon the notion of covenantal ethics, ‘the unconditional responsibility and the ethical demand to act in the best interest of our fellow human beings’ (2006, Hilsen), and the ethical principles for community-based research outlined in the Connected Communities: tackling ethical issues and dilemmas in community-based participatory research: a practical resource publications.

This project will take the form of a collaborative structured ethical reflection process, supporting ongoing dialogue regarding the ethical challenges throughout the research processes. Outputs will include co-authored case studies papers.