Abstract: This paper provides a unique insight into the process of co‐production, by weaving personal reflections with principles to evaluate the impact of co‐produced knowledge. It is based upon participatory research that was initiated by a ‘lay’ person, on behalf of a community organisation, seeking support for Somali families who are affected by autism. The paper explores the evolving partnerships that began with community theatre and qualitative research, and lead to extensive dissemination and impact on the community, all of which has been jointly owned and negotiated by the co‐researchers and community organisations. It demonstrates how (1) opportunities for all partners to be involved to the maximum degree possible throughout the research process can affect social change and (2) co‐produced research can become a catalyst that is dynamic and complex, achieving a multi‐layered impact.
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Date Entered: 2019/07/30
Date Edited: 2019/07/30