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dc.contributor.authorPinfold, Ven_US
dc.contributor.authorSzymczynska, Pen_US
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeacocke, Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorDean, Sen_US
dc.contributor.authorClewett, Nen_US
dc.contributor.authorManthorpe, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorLarsen, Jen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-29T09:18:33Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2016-06-14T10:28:53.434Z
dc.identifier.issn1361-9322en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/13132
dc.description.abstract© Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to reflect on the process of co-producing mental health research where work was shared between university academics, charity-based researchers and a Lived Experience Advisory Panel. Design/methodology/approach - The authors express the opinions of a research team made up of people with experience of using mental health services, being carers and being academically trained researchers from a range of health and social science disciplines. Some had experience in several areas. The paper is co-produced to provide collective reflection and recommendations. Findings - Co-production of research is not well documented in published literature. The authors believe there is scope to develop co-production approaches, but further conceptual and theoretical work is needed alongside empirical studies. A socially situated complex research project, possibly involving multi-stakeholder groups, demands flexibility in approach. Similarly to user-controlled and other emancipatory methodologies, co-production makes the democratisation of research a primary objective in order to produce better quality and more relevant studies. Co-production also addresses inequalities in power and control within research projects; this way of working does provide a healthy challenge to traditional research hierarchies. Practical implications - Lessons learned should be honestly shared to develop co-production research methods. Projects need to have a strategy for how to value different contributions and facilitate constructive relationships if discord emerges. Establishing clear project roles, expectations and process for payment are essential in developing genuine collaborative partnerships. Originality/value - It is a viewpoint paper.en_US
dc.format.extent220 - 231en_US
dc.relation.ispartofMental Health Review Journalen_US
dc.titleCo-production in mental health research: Reflections from the People Studyen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder(c) 2015 Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/MHRJ-09-2015-0028en_US
pubs.issue4en_US
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.volume20en_US


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