Reflections on a community and university research collaboration

Mayo, Kevin, and Tsey, Komla (2009) Reflections on a community and university research collaboration. Australasian Psychiatry, 17 (s1). S68-S71.

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Objective: This paper reflects on the collaborative research relationship between university and community researchers. It identifies emergent themes expressed in the words of researchers and recommends strategies to assist with other research collaborations.

Conclusions: Emergent themes included: Initial reticence by community members followed by positive experiences; the value of empowerment frameworks in research; building trust between community and university researchers; capacity building, management, and workloads; and community politics, misunderstandings and wealth disparity. The paper recommends strategies for successful research collaborations and identifies challenges to research collaborations.

Item ID: 10774
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1440-1665
Keywords: community research collaborations; empowerment; social determinants of health
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2010 00:41
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 100%
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