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Welcome to the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action

The Centre for Social Justice and Community Action is a research centre at Durham University, made up of academic researchers from different departments and disciplines and community partners. Our aim is to promote and develop research, teaching, public/community engagement and staff development (both within and outside the university) around the broad theme of social justice in local and international settings, with a specific focus on participatory action research. 

Meet Our People
An international reputation for training and development in participatory action research (PAR)
Over 100 training events, seminars and conferences in the last 10 years
Our guidance on ethical practice in PAR is used around the world
Over 500 researchers and community organisations involved in our network

News

Rethinking Ethics in Participatory Research

Here you can find a recording of the presentation by Pradeep Narayanan and discussion with participants at this webinar organised by the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University, UK and Praxis Institute for Participatory Practices, India. A blog based on Pradeep Narayanan’s talk can also be viewed.
Pradeep Narayanan

New Film About the Centre’s Work

A seven-minute film about the research conducted by members of the Centre.
Communities and Social Justice at Durham University YouTube Screenshot

Our research

Research areas:

  • Ethics in community-based participatory research
  • Impact in participatory research
  • Community action and development
  • Health and social well-being
  • Young people’s rights

Collaborations between community organisations and academics lead to research that:

  • is more democratic;
  • focuses on topics of importance for community partners;
  • has the potential to change policy and practice.

Join us in the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action to develop new ideas together for participatory action research that is ethically-informed and inspires change.

Watch our videos

Upcoming events

Partnership and collaboration in participatory health research (PHR): insights from a reflective journey

Wednesday 21 April 2021 - Wednesday 21 April 2021
9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Online
Durham City Centre

Participatory Action Research: Theories, Methods and Challenges (Monday Event)

Monday 7 June 2021 - Monday 7 June 2021
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Online

Participatory Action Research: Theories, Methods and Challenges (Tuesday Event)

Tuesday 8 June 2021 - Tuesday 8 June 2021
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Online

Participatory Action Research: Theories, Methods and Challenges (Wednesday Event)

Wednesday 9 June 2021 - Wednesday 9 June 2021
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Online

Get in Touch

Enquiries about the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action should be sent via the email below.

Centre for Social Justice and Community Action

Department of Sociology
Durham University
29 Old Elvet
Durham City
DH1 3HN

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 1497