Co-production and Postgraduate Research: RGS-IBG Conference CFP

Presentation and Discussion Session
Sponsored by the Postgraduate Forum

This year, in responding to the conference theme of Co-Production, session participants are welcomed from postgraduate and early career researchers who wish to explore, speculate and discuss aspects of co-production as it relates to their research and research experiences. Elements of co-production are a central component of postgraduate research, including student-supervisor relationships, originality, innovative methodologies, collaborations, partnerships, social-media roles, online presences and multi/inter-disciplinarity. We are eager to create participatory sessions where postgraduates and early career researchers can contribute to larger discussions while showcasing aspects of their research.

We particularly welcome contributions that address the following themes:

  • Theoretical and methodological opportunities and challenges
  • Collaborations outside of the academy
  • Working closely with or being funded by institutions or commercial organisations
  • Researching with people: participants, subjects or partners?
  • Integrity, respect and ethics in the research process
  • Working with supervisors and working as part of a larger research project
  • Co-authoring with fellow postgraduates or with academics
  • Reflections on the writing-up process
  • Online research and presences

The session is intended to be interactive, with presentations followed by a roundtable discussion. Each participant will give a short (7 minute) presentation centring on an element of her/his research that relates to the theme of co-production, after which there will be a discussion of the ideas and issues raised involving speakers and audience.

Please email prospective contributions (title and a 100 word summary of key issue to be covered, along with your name, affiliation and contact details) to the session organiser Richard Scriven ( The deadline for submissions is Friday 14th February 2014.