Case studies


People diagnosed with young onset dementia and their carers have been involved as ‘experts by experience’ in designing research into community-based service delivery models.

An example of a community based campaign which achieved wide reach is ‘Look at Me!’ which ran a range of public engagement activities to challenge age-based stereotypes.

The Hackessible make-a-thon engages disabled people centrally in co-designing assistive technology products.

The Creative Lives symposium brought together academics, galleries and older artists to share their research, experiences and observations on the issue of ageism.

The Consensus Development project (CPD), Part of the Strategic Research Alliance with the Royal College of Nursing CDP and SHINDIG DEEP work

Through the annual Dementia Futures public meeting, supported through the Alzheimer’s Society, cross-departmental PhD students who carry out dementia-related research network with peers and present their research in plain English. This engagement has led to a new approach to diagnosing dementia.

The co-production report developed for the Healthy Lifespan Institute contains case study examples of co-produced research across academic disciplines.

The national Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE), funded by UKRI has produced a range of resources including case studies and pen portraits which showcase how academic researchers across all disciplines have successfully applied public engagement and co-production approaches. This resource can be accessed here.

The Co-production Theme of the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS) aims to promote collaborative working, shared learning and innovation amongst researchers, health and social care organisations and the local population. The team produced case studies which covered different aspects of co-design or co-production. This resource can be accessed here.

The NIHR funded CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber Translating Knowledge Into Action Report provides case studies which showcase innovative ways to co-design health led research. This resource can be accessed here.