Becki Meakin

Becki Meakin is the Involvement Manager of Shaping Our Lives, a national user-led organisation providing support and services in inclusive involvement practice. Becki is a Disabled person with understanding of the barriers and discriminations people experience when trying to access services. She has conducted many research studies into the inequalities experienced by people from marginalised and under-represented communities. Becki has authored 15 user-led research studies and provides training in the involvement of public participants in all aspects of research including co-production.

Meaningfully involving public contributors in research: practical aspects of involvement and co-production 

This workshop is being delivered by Shaping Our Lives, a user-led organisation specialising in the inclusive involvement of people from marginalised and oppressed communities. Shaping Our Lives often works as co-applicants or partners in university-led research studies and facilitates the involvement of the public in a meaningful and inclusive way. 

Drawing on their 26 years of experience in user-led research, they will provide practical advice on involving public contributors and on co-production. This interactive workshop will be particularly useful for early career researchers and people wanting to bring experiential knowledge into their work.