Engaging People in Communities (EPIC)
Facilitates Community Based Research and Knowledge Exchange


Community-Engaged Research- Experiences of CARL at University College Cork: Dr. Kenneth Burns, CARL ( Community-Academic Research Links), UCC

Date: Wednesday 17th April

Event 1: Meeting with members of academic staff

Time: 10 am - 11.30 am

Venue: Moore Institute Seminar Room, NUIG

Event Details: This meeting will provide an opportunity for members of academic staff to have informal conversations with Dr. Burns on community engaged research with regard to students doing dissertations on topics related to research needs of civil society and third sector organizations. It will include discussion of administrative aspects such as creating and manage research partnerships, the establishment/membership of an Advisory Board, Ethical Approval and issues related to intellectual property.

To book a place at this workshop please contact Mary Bernard on or before Monday 15th April.

Event 2: Lunch-time Seminar

Time: 12.30 am - 2 pm

Venue: Moore Institute Seminar Room, NUIG

Event Details:

This lunch-time seminar will provide an overview of CARL at UCC and examine particular aspects of community-engaged research, including issues relating to Ethics, the selection of students and community partners and the lessons learned about community-engaged research in CARL. This event should be of interest to community partners, academic staff and students of the university.

To book a place at this seminar please contact Mary Bernard on or before Monday 15th April.

Dr. Kenneth Burns is a college lecturer and Deputy Director of the Master of Social Work at UCC. He has worked as a social worker and social work team leader in child protection and welfare and continues to support practice in this area. He is also a founding member of CARL (Community Academic Research Links), he is participating in a European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (EUFP7) project called Public Engagement and Research and Research Engagement with Society (PERARES). His main research and teaching interests in child protection policy and practice, staff retention, career pathways for newly qualified social workers, child care proceedings in the District Court, professional supervision and community-based research (Science Shops).