Event 10: Lancaster University Three Day Course on
Research Ethics and Vulnerability
March 23rd – 25th 2009 (inclusive)
This three day training event is aimed at researchers who wish to gain
a critical understanding of what constitutes vulnerability and the issues
surrounding research with so-called ‘vulnerable groups’. In
particular it will draw out issues that might cause tension between researchers
and researched when working with vulnerable people.
Training will focus around a series of key position papers around themed
topics followed by a series of seminars/workshops in which participants
will be encouraged to critically engage with the issues. Informal discussions
will be facilitated outside of the formal sessions to encourage the development
of a broad forum for exchange of ideas.
The event will be convened by a single member of the training team from
Lancaster University but facilitated by all members of the team. External
guest speakers and experienced staff from across Lancaster University
will contribute to the debates.
NOTE: While participants should come to the event prepared to engage
in critical discussion, it is not necessary to have attended any of the
previous workshops in this Research Training Initiative.
booking form here.