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Upcoming event Part of series: Researching Youth – Methods Seminar Series

Creative Methods – part II

The final session of our Researching Youth Seminar Series re-visits Creative Methods. As a growing field in youth research that takes a participatory approach, creative methods privileged other forms of representation, knowing and being.

Discussing participatory and creative methods in the context of a qualitative study, ‘Rethinking Impact, Evaluation and Accountability in Youth Work’ (ESRC ES/R004773/1), Tania de St Croix and Louise Doherty share experiences of spontaneous and informal uses of ‘chatterbox’ peer interviewing, photovoice, and music elicitation. They will also present and discuss a short film, ‘The value of youth work’, made by young participants as part of the study.

‘Following Young Fathers Further’ (FYFF) is a UKRI funded study (2020-2024) exploring the parenting journeys and support needs of young fathers with co-creation as a key ethos underpinning its work. One of the FYFF team, Laura Way, will share how creative, participatory methods have been used in this longitudinal study thus far, focusing on zine making, peer research and collaborative film-making.

To conclude the seminar (and the series), this session will offer a creative activity designed to connect all attendees at the end.


13:00 BERA Welcome & Introduction
13:05 Exploring co-creation with young dads on the FYFF study – from collaborative film-making to zine making at a distance
Laura Way, University of Lincoln
13:25 Embedding creativity in research: reflections on the Rethinking Impact, Evaluation and Accountability in Youth Work study
Tania de St Croix & Louise Doherty, Kings College London
13:50 Provocation
13:55 Discussion in breakout rooms
14:30 Sharing and Event Close

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Frances Howard, Dr

Lecturer in Youth Studies at Nottingham Trent University

Dr Frances Howard is Course Leader for BA (hons) Youth Studies at Nottingham Trent University. She has previously worked in local authorities, arts education and youth work and continues to conduct research on young people, youth work, the...

Ian McGimpsey, Dr

Lecturer in Education at University of Birmingham

Ian joined the University of Birmingham School of Education as a lecturer in 2013, immediately following the completion of his ESRC funded doctoral research at the Institute of Education, London. His undergraduate study was in youth and community...


Tania de St Croix, Dr

Senior lecturer at Kings College London

Tania is currently researching the experiences of young people, practitioners and policy influencers in relation to youth impact and accountability mechanisms in youth work, with Louise Doherty. Her previous research investigated the perceptions...

Louise Doherty

Lecturer in youth and community work at Goldsmiths University & visiting researcher Kings College London

Louise is a lecturer on a JNC validated youth and community work MA at Goldsmiths and has over twenty years experience in the youth and community work sector as a youth work practitioner, artist educator and project manager. Louise has been...

Laura Way, Dr

Research Fellow at University of Lincoln

Laura Way is a research fellow at the University of Lincoln on the Following Young Fathers Further (FYFF) team, a UKRI funded study (2020-2024). FYFF is a qualitative longitudinal study exploring the parenting journeys and support needs of young...