Lectures and seminars Reducing Inequalities: Participatory research with most vulnerable populations in public health
The lessons learnt during the seminar can add important insights to maximize the impact of participatory research in knowledge production and translation into proactive, in evidence-based policy and in communities’ capacity building to ultimately increase health gains.
About the seminar
This seminar will address the following questions:
How to generate relevant evidence on health amongst most vulnerable and at increased risk populations that effectively contributes to reduce inequalities?
- How to conduct useful and meaningful health research with the communities? How to engage most vulnerable yet understudied populations in health studies?
This seminar will address these questions and assist participants in advancing their capacity to apply the participatory approach in their research. Going beyond basic concepts to explore the application of the theoretical and methodological concepts into practice, participants will have the opportunity to learn, reflect on, and debate about the main advantages/potentialities and challenges in conducting research with most vulnerable populations, ascertaining how best to reach “hidden” subgroups and assuring scientific rigor.
Prof. Dr. Sónia Dias is Associate Professor with aggregation at NOVA National School of Public Health, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where she is the coordinator of the Public Health Research Centre.
Dr. Dias has been involved in the conceptual and methodological development of research and intervention with vulnerable populations, using community-based participatory research, combining qualitative and quantitative methods, and promoting exchange of information and
a basis for comparative studies. Dr. Dias has also been involved in international research and national projects concerning health of vulnerable groups.
The seminar is presented by the BIGH doctoral programme and the research group Global and Sexual Health at the Department of Public Health Sciences.