- Estimated time:
- 40 minutes
- Last updated:
- 21 February 2022
Working effectively with people with lived experience to design, conduct and promote stroke research
Lived experience is a unique form of knowledge and expertise that can optimise the contextualisation of academic research. Working with lived-experience contributors in a meaningful, collaborative and ongoing way can improve the quality and the relevance of research to people with lived experience of stroke, and the accessibility of the treatments and services that it informs. In this introductory module for researchers, you’ll explore how to work effectively with lived-experience contributors. The module features ‘top tips’ that were developed in partnership with stroke researchers, clinicians and people with lived experience of stroke, along with some working examples of successful research partnerships.
- Identify the ways in which lived-experience contributors add value to your research.
- Identify key actions and behaviours that will help you work most effectively with lived-experience contributors.
- Understand and plan for the accommodations you may need to provide for your lived-experience contributors.
This module, and the module Working well with stroke researchers, was developed in partnership with stroke researchers, clinicians and people with lived experience of stroke as part of the Inclusion and diversity in the stroke research process workshop coordinated by the NHRMC Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery.
Julie Bernhardt, Clinician Researcher in stroke recovery and rehabilitation. Co-Head, Stroke Theme at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Adrian O’Malley, Survivor of stroke and Peer Facilitator and Mentor at the Physical Disability Council of NSW
Brenda Booth, Survivor of stroke and Stroke Foundation Research Advisory Committee Representative
Ciara Shiggins, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre of Research Excellence in Aphasia Recovery and Rehabilitation and the Queensland Aphasia Research Centre (University of Queensland)
Dana Wong, Associate Professor & Clinical Neuropsychologist, School of Psychology & Public Health, La Trobe University
Elizabeth Lynch, Senior Research Fellow, Matthew Flinders Fellow, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
Gillian Mason, Manager, Stroke Research Register (Hunter), School of Health Sciences, The University of Newcastle
Kate Hayward, Senior Research Fellow in Stroke Recovery and Dame Kate Campbell Fellow, Departments of Physiotherapy, Medicine, and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, University of Melbourne