KTT CoP: How Engaged Research Shapes Practitioners' Identities

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University of Guelph, MacDonald Institute, room 129

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How does our work in knowledge mobilization and engaged research inform who we are?

Join the Guelph Knowledge Translation and Transfer Community of Practice for an engaging talk on community engaged research and how it shapes the professional identities of practitioners.

We are pleased to welcome Ed Stevens, a visiting researcher from King’s College London. Ed is the manager of the Arts & Humanities Research Institute, which he is working to transform from having an events-support function to a unit focused on catalyzing socially-engaged research and teaching. Prior to this, he was Deputy Head of Public Engagement at the University of Bath, where he oversaw a range of strategies to support researchers in conducting engaged research with local communities. Ed is also completing a professional doctorate in education which looks at community based participatory research and the implications of knowledge co-production for identity construction, learning, and social change.

This talk will build on Ed’s research and practice to guide us in a conversation around how community engaged research and the co-creation of knowledge shape practitioners’ identities. Ed suggests that a hybrid professional identity emerges through community engaged research and enables academics, community practitioners and volunteers to act meaningfully and authentically within a community engaged research setting. This presentation will also be an opportunity to learn more about the work of the Arts & Humanities Research Institute and get Ed’s insights into best practices for research engagement and societal impact.

Refreshments and snacks will be available. You'll be joining us? Help us plan by registering.

Please contact Caroline Duvieusart-Déry, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, for more information or any questions.

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