Community Researcher Programme

Would you like to become a Community Researcher for RISE? RISE can offer training and an amazing package of support to our Community Researchers.
So if you are a woman with experience of domestic abuse and you'd like to get involved, read on...

Are you a woman with personal experience of domestic abuse (including abuse by a partner, ex-partner, or a family member as an adult, or experienced abuse within the family as a child)? Are you passionate about making any positive change in your community? Do you want to give a voice to other women who have experienced abuse? Then why not become a Community Research volunteer for RISE?

RISE can offer training and an amazing package of support to our Community Researchers. Our research programme will be led by our Research and Evaluation Officer Dr. Lucy Hadfield.

Lucy has 18 years research experience with expertise and publications in feminist methodology, creative and participatory research methods, domestic violence and abuse, disability, family relationships & identity.

The programme will cover;

  • Feminist community research methodology.
  • Participatory action research methods
  • Research ethics, trauma and safeguarding.
  • How to prepare and analyse data.

In addition, you’ll be part of a team of community research volunteers working with Lucy on our community research project which follows the journeys of survivors and communities groups as they work with our RISE Big Lottery Community Engagement and Building Project as they build their strengths in our fight to end domestic violence and abuse.

Sounds like an opportunity for you? Tell us more about yourself by filling in the form below and we’ll be in touch soon. Alternatively, you can contact Meggan Watson via email [email protected] or on the phone: 07460 771 412.

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