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Research Workshop: Researching with ‘vulnerable’ groups

30 Mar 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

*Jointly hosted by the School of Social Sciences and the School of Health*

Dr John Horton, Associate Professor in Human Geography, School of Social Sciences


Dr Michelle Pyer, Senior Researcher, Institute of Health and Wellbeing


This session is designed to support postgraduate students and staff whose research involves working with groups of people who are defined as ‘vulnerable’ by most research ethics processes in the UK (e.g. children, young people, people with disabilities). The session will:

  • explain what is meant by ‘vulnerability’ in this context;
  • provide a space to share experiences of conducting research with vulnerable participants;
  • provide guidance and tips about developing ethics applications for research with vulnerable participants.

We invite attendees to tell us about the groups that they are working with, and via a workshop based approach we will seek to identify a range of strategies to support researchers in planning and undertaking their project work.

Suitable for Masters/PhD students and others with an interest or need to research with vulnerable groups.  This session is relevant for those with some prior research experience. Participants should have an understanding of research principles and processes to attend this course.

To book a place, please email Claire Saul


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