During her recent trip to Toronto, Canada, Living Life to the Fullest researcher Professor Katherine Runswick-Cole, (of the School of Education and iHuman at the University of Sheffield), delivered a lecture at Ryerson University.
Drawing on work with colleagues Dan Goodley and Kirsty Liddiard and the Co-Researcher Collective made up of Sally Whitney, Lucy Watts, Ruth Spurr, Carrie Aimes, Emma Vogelmann and Katy Evans, Katherine spoke about the project, Living Life to the Fullest: life, death, disability and the human.
Katherine outlined the ways in which the project has used the principles of coproduction from research design to dissemination of findings and the impact that this has had on the research project.
Katherine said: “The Co-Researcher Collective has deeply influenced the way we do research. They have taught us how to do research differently, including using different methods and pace. The audience in Toronto was very interested in the details of how we do this. They asked questions about the ethics and the practicalities of this kind of research, including the use of online methods. It was a real privilege to be able to present the work at The School of Disability Studies at Ryerson, which is internationally known for its disability scholarship and activism.”