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The UKRI programme, Connected Communities (, was a multi-million pound initiative that funded projects using co-produced research approaches to look at the changing nature of communities in various contexts. The programme has now finished and some work will have been superseded, but it’s still a good place to look for relevant projects and outputs.

A report, Creating Living Knowledge, was produced in 2016 by the programme which has some really useful information such as the different traditions of co-produced, co-designed, co-led projects, negotiating competing desires within a project and the problem with money! (amongst other topics) You can find the report at

You can view Brigstow-funded co-produced projects at

NIHR have produced some guidance on co-producing a research project in health, 2019-

The many shades of co-produced evidence. A report produced by the Carnegie Trust on the challenges and opportunities around co-producing evidence for participatory social policy and practice, 2018 -

'Four principles for practising and evaluating co-production – a view from sustainability research', 2020 -

Exploring the frontiers of research co-production: the Integrated Knowledge Translation Research Network concept papers, 2019 -

What is co-production? (2016) Short film produced by the Know your Bristol project. You can view this film and two others around collaborative mapping and history at

Jessica Hammett, Ellie Harrison, Laura King, Art, Collaboration and Multi-Sensory Approaches in Public Microhistory: Journey with Absent Friends, History Workshop Journal, Volume 89, Spring 2020, Pages 246–269,

Common Cause Research Building Research Collaborations between Universities and Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

Jessica Hammett and Ellie Harrison, Caring for our collaborators and ourselves in public engagement:


Against Creativity reference

Mould, O., (2018) Against Creativity. Verso.


Banks, S.; Hart, A.; Pahl, K. and Ward, P. (2018) Co-producing Research - A Community Development Approach. Bristol: Policy Press

Gibson-Graham, J.K.; Cameron, J. and Healy, S. (2013) Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities, University of Minnesota Press.

McDermont, M., Cole, T., Newman, J. and Piccini, A. (2020) Imagining regulation differently: co-creating for engagement. Bristol: Policy Press

Area, Volume 51, Issue 3, September 2019

Special section: Geographies of co-production: Learning from inclusive research approaches at the margins [listed as in the special issue]


Reflections on the Impact agenda in Geography [listed in date order]

Pain, R., Kesby, M., & Askins, K. (2011). Geographies of impact: Power, participation and potential. Area, 43, 183– 188.

Slater, T. (2012). Impacted geographers: A response to Pain, Kesby and Askins. Area, 44, 117– 119.

Pain, R. (2014). Impact: Striking a blow or walking together? ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, 13, 19– 23.

Robinson, J. A., & Hawthorne, T. L. (2018). Making space for community-engaged scholarship in geography. The Professional Geographer, 70, 277– 283.


Selected readings on co production and participatory research in geography

Culpin, I., Dermott, E., Ives, J. & MacLeavy, J. (2021), Tangible co-production? Engaging and creating with fathers. Area.

Hill, R., Walsh, F J., Davies, J., Sparrow, A., Mooney, M., Wise, R. M., & Tengö, M., (2020). Knowledge co-production for Indigenous adaptation pathways: Transform post-colonial articulation complexes to empower local decision-making, Global Environmental Change, 65,

Langill, J.C., (2020) The co-production of gendered livelihoods and seasonal livelihoods in the floodplains of the Peruvian Amazon, Gender, Place & Culture, DOI: 10.1080/0966369X.2020.1781796

Mason, K. (2015). Participatory action research: Coproduction, governance and care. Geography Compass, 9, 497– 507.

Wynne-Jones, S., North, P., & Routledge, P. (2015). Practising participatory geographies: Potentials, problems and politics. Area, 47, 218– 221.

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