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ARVAC ANNUAL LECTURE 2019 ‘Engendering trust in evidence'

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ARVAC ANNUAL LECTURE 2019

Engendering trust in evidence: ‘Co-production – making community research work’

Has trust in evidence really gone and has ‘fake news’ won the day? If recent politics are anything to go by, then despite a strong desire to bring those who make decisions and those who are affected by them closer together, it seems that the gap between them has widened instead. There appears to be a lack of trust in what others are saying or presenting as evidence. How can we ensure trust in evidence, trust in the institutions providing the evidence and trust in those using the evidence to make decisions? Will it help to engender trust, if the evidence is clearly based on and linked to community experience? How can that be best achieved?

ARVAC is worldwide the oldest national association in the field of community research, its mission to bring together academics, practitioners and policy makers. It is fully volunteer-led and run. We are delighted to jointly host this event with the University of East Anglia. As in previous years, the ARVAC Annual Lecture offers the chance to discuss key issues affecting voluntary sector organisations. This year’s focus is on co-production and the role volunteers play in making community research work. We look forward to hearing from distinguished local experts examining the views of funders, service delivery organisations and the community.

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13:30 – 13:35 Welcome: Fiona Poland

13:35 – 13:45 Introduction by Chair, Brian Horner

13:45 – 14:05 Heather Edwards

14:05 – 14:25 David Walker

14.25 – 14:45 Jeff Prosser

14:45 – 15:15 Q&A

15:15 – 15:30 Closing, Fiona Poland


This year’s speakers

Fiona Poland was twice Chair of the Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community Sector (ARVAC). She is Professor at UEA and her research projects and publications explore how and how far community connections and participation may affect access to resources for health and wellbeing.

Brian Horner is a trustee for both the Norfolk Museums Development Foundation and the Norfolk Archives and Heritage Development Foundation having retired as Chief Executive of Voluntary Norfolk in 2015, after over 10 years in post. In addition, he is Co-chair of the Delivery Board for an ESRC funded programme at the University of East Anglia.

Heather Edwards founded and leads Come Singing groups for people living with memory loss and is the originator of Music Mirrors. She was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to dementia in 2017. www.musicmirrors.co.uk www.comesinging.org.uk

David Walker is Vice Chair of Voluntary Norfolk. He took up the historic civic office of Sheriff of Norwich in May 2017, prior to which he was clerk (effectively chief executive) to Norwich Charitable Trusts, from which he retired in August 2016.

Jeff Prosser is Chair of Age UK Norfolk. He is a qualified social worker who has worked in managerial settings in the UK in social services and the health and private sectors. His last major role was as Director of Housing and Social Services in the London Borough of Barnet. Following retirement Jeff was also appointed Chair of Flagship Housing Group and of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Trust in King's Lynn.

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