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Experience-based Co-design Researchers Seminar

24th February 2020

Following the popularity and success of this, our first Experience-based Co-Design Doctoral and Post-doctoral Researcher Seminar, we plan to offer further seminars on a bi-annual basis. Find out more and register your interest below.

The Point of Care Foundation has regularly been running Experience Based Co-Design workshops. At these events, participants are taught how to draw on the experiences of patients, carers and staff to identify where change is needed and then design and implement improvements together. Following the success of these workshops we noticed that there were two distinctly different groups coming to us for EBCD training: academic researchers, and practitioners doing local quality improvement projects. Recognising the slightly different needs of those using EBCD in a research environment, we decided to run an Experience-based Co-design Doctoral and Post-doctoral Researchers Seminar for the first time in February 2020.

This informal seminar, led by Professor Glenn Robert (King’s College London), provided students an opportunity to share and learn from a range of completed, ongoing and planned doctoral and post-doctoral studies that are exploring/using Experience Based Co-Design (EBCD) either as an approach to local service improvement or as a method for developing complex interventions.

At the seminar, 14 doctoral and post-doctoral students who are using the EBCD method as part of their research shared their projects with the group. Participants gained an overview of the origins, development and evolution of EBCD and discussed the theory and evidence behind the approach. Participants found the seminar extremely useful and enjoyed meeting their peers, brainstorming about the major challenges met when using the method, and discussing each-other’s experiences. Following the seminar, they were keen to stay in touch with each-other to continue sharing ideas and chasing solutions.

[The seminar provided the] opportunity to ask questions specific to my project, to meet others using EBCD – talking about the major challenges, and starting to think about the theory/paradigms behind EBCD.

Register your interest

Following the success of the first Seminar we plan to offer Experience-based Co-design Doctoral and Post-doctoral Researchers Seminar bi-annually in Central London. If you would like to be the first to know when bookings open for the next EBCD Researchers Seminar please register your interest below.

If you are new to the method, or are a practitioner looking to use EBCD in a local QI project, you may be interested in our EBCD Online Course – find out more here.


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