I am really pleased to announce that we have been awarded an AHRC Health Inequalities Phase 2 Award as part of UKRI’s Mobilising Community Assets to Tackle Health Inequalities research programme for the FYLDE Coast Consortium . The project is led by Dr Barbara Mezes, at the University of Liverpool, and I am one of the Co-Investigators.
Coastal communities continue to have more, and greater health challenges compared to their inland neighbours. This project will use creative methods and co-production to unite experts-by-experience and experts-by-profession from the public and voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise sectors. They will build partnerships and identify ways to address health disparities in Fylde Coast and in other coastal communities.
As Co-Investigator in this project I will be helping stakeholders built capacity in research and creative methods. Our workshops will help participants grow research skills, develop researcher identity, and learn about different research methods that can be used to answer different research questions relevant to the community.