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Friday, June 19 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Communities of Practice - Josh Cameron, Wanda McDonald, Suna Eryigit Madzwamuse

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Communities of Practice:

Abstract # 103
Using a Communities of Practice Approach to Co-Create Multi-National Resilience Research and Practice
Presenter: Josh Cameron Co-presenters: Kim Aumann, Suna Eryigit-Madzwamuse, Lisa Buttery, Angie Hart
Abstract:
Resilience research and practice can benefit from co-creation and knowledge mobilisation. This is due to its context dependent nature which can be best understood and supported using a combination of lived experience, practitioner and academic expertise. The challenge is how to bring these perspectives together in a constructive process to which all can contribute and generate meaningful outcomes. 

Abstract #108
Communities of Practice- A Highly Effective and Stustainable Means of Knowledge Mobilization
Presenter: Wanda McDonald
Abstract: 
This presentation will demonstrate Communities of Practice (CoPs) as highly effective and sustainable means of knowledge mobilization. CoPs help people organize around purposeful actions that deliver tangible results. CoPs can facilitate the activation of existing knowledge, including the practice wisdom of participants, the generation of new ideas, self-reflection and foster collegial support. It will be shown how one specific COP has not only changed individual practice but has also influenced policy, resulting in broader system change. 
More and more organizations are confronted with little or no resources for training and mentorship. When implemented appropriately, CoPs are a proven means of connecting evidence and practice. 
The presentation will provide step-by-step guidance on setting the conditions for a successful community of practice. It will highlight proven benefits as well as common pitfalls. My personal experience of CoPs is that, aside from allowing for the acquisition of knowledge, they are a source of inspiration and empowerment, resulting in reduced isolation and higher job satisfaction.

Abstract #173
Can the Multi-Cultural Application of Resilience Research and Practice be Supported through a Communities of Practice Approach?
Presenter: Suna Eryigit Madzwamuse Co-presenters: Josh Cameron, Angie Hart 
Abstract:
The UK Research Councils’ funded Imagine Programme includes an international and multidisciplinary project on resilience-building using a social ecological perspective. It sets up opportunities for service users, practitioners, and academics to learn more about resilience-based knowledge and to develop new resilience-based research and practice approaches. Across five European countries, eleven projects are involved. All target the resilience of children/adults with multiple disadvantages using a Communities of Practice (CoP) approach. This assumes that a collaborative approach to knowledge generation will bring shared systems and motivation to implement new knowledge in practice. 
The Imagine project has a mixed-method design combining both quantitative (i.e., outcome evaluation) and qualitative (i.e., process evaluation) methodologies to investigate the effectiveness of CoP as a strategy to connect resilience research and practice. For the outcome analysis, age and content-appropriate resilience measures (e.g., CYRM) are administered longitudinally. For the process evaluation we use the value-creation-framework which captures change in different process values (i.e., change in knowledge capital) as a result of the CoP collaboration. 
This presentation will focus on both quantitative and qualitative findings and discuss whether CoP is an appropriate approach to researching and improving resilience at multiple levels of social ecology across culturally and contextually diverse circumstances. 

Presenters
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Josh Cameron

Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton/BoingBoing
Principal Lecturer at University of BrightonJosh Cameron was an occupational therapist in adult mental health services before becoming a senior lecturer in occupational therapy at the University of Brighton. He became interested in resilience while researching return-to-work experiences... Read More →
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Suna Eryigit Madzwamuse

Research Fellow, University of Brighton
Suna Eryigit-Madzwamuse is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Research, University of Brighton. Having an interdisciplinary background, her research focuses on promoting wellbeing and development of children and young individuals taking into account biological and contextual... Read More →
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Wanda McDonald

Wanda McDonald is Manager of Addiction Services with the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Social Work and has over 20 years of experience working in both rural and urban settings in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and abroad... Read More →

Co-Presenters
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Kim Aumann

Kim Aumann works with Boingboing, a community interest company which supports child, family and practitioner resilience (www.boingboing.org.uk). She has been a practitioner in this area for 15 years, and is the former Director of Amaze, a parent-led voluntary organisation offering... Read More →
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Lisa Buttery

Artist in Residence at Boing Boing Social Enterprise | Lisa Buttery is artist in residence at BoingBoing Social enterprise, Brighton. Lisa is a volunteer and founding member of Art in Mind, a youth-led community arts group for young people with experience of mental health issues... Read More →
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Josh Cameron

Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton/BoingBoing
Principal Lecturer at University of BrightonJosh Cameron was an occupational therapist in adult mental health services before becoming a senior lecturer in occupational therapy at the University of Brighton. He became interested in resilience while researching return-to-work experiences... Read More →
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Angie Hart

University of Brighton / Boingboing
Angie Hart is Professor of Child, Family and Community Health at the University of Brighton and has been working on resilience research and practice for 10 years. She is an advisor to England’s Big Lottery Fund, Angie runs boingboing, a not for profit undertaking resilience research... Read More →
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Suna Eryigit Madzwamuse

Research Fellow, University of Brighton
Suna Eryigit-Madzwamuse is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Research, University of Brighton. Having an interdisciplinary background, her research focuses on promoting wellbeing and development of children and young individuals taking into account biological and contextual... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Alumni Hall NAB 1st Floor, King's College

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