Participatory Research Network

A cross-faculty initiative bringing together like-minded researchers


Participatory Research Network @ TUoS

Dr Kirsty Liddiard is leading the Participatory Research Network at the University of Sheffield (PRN@TUoS), which is a newly established cross-faculty Network which has three key principles towards reshaping research cultures at the University: (i) firstly, that academics, students and researchers at all levels across the University benefit from new cross-faculty spaces and connections created through PRN; (ii) secondly, that everything we do remains committed to the Researcher Concordat - we have a strong PGR and ECR presence in PRN, both in the Committee and in the wider PRN community, and want to nurture and support research careers; (iii) and thirdly, the Network aims to support developments towards more inclusive research principles which centre equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in how we think about and carry out research with others, both inside and outside of the University. 

Please see a short film explaining the network:

A film introducing the participatory research network

You can also find us on Twitter at @PRNTUOS. 
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