We at the Centre for Engaged Research wish to promote and facilitate more meaningful and impactful research through Engaged Research practices. Active engagement with society; such as with community organisations or vulnerable and/or marginalised groups, can offer indispensable knowledge and in turn play a key role in addressing social issues and policy-making. Actively involving the public in the research process empowers the community to positively influence change, be it at a local, county, or national level. Through Engaged Research the subject, the community, is placed at the heart of the research project and included throughout the various research stages.
Engaged Research is not only a more inspiring ideal for academia, it is also a more promising basis for a just and sustainable society.
DCU's Age Friendly, Fighting Words & local secondary schools delivered workshops for community participants on creativity, music & well-being.
ISAG is a multidisciplinary group of scientists, academics & researchers advocating for an all-Ireland SARS-CoV-2 strategy.
This ongoing project engages with policy makers and practice in the five Nordic countries and with policy at EU level (EU Commission, OECD).
Recovery College works on the principle of co-production meaning people with personal experience of recovery help to co-design all aspects of the college.
PROVENANCE aims to develop an intermediary-free solution for digital content verification that gives greater control to users of social media.
This project aims to enable older adults to understand the characteristics & possibilities of smart home tech, helping them remain autonomous at home.
DCU Ability aims to promote the employability of young people with disabilities while offering opportunities to engage in a university-based project.