Research Hub

id+ Project Research and Practice Hub

The id+ Project Research and Practice Hub was established as a central resource for anyone interested in research with people with intellectual disabilities, and the application of that research to practice.

The Hub is based on the following core principles:

  • Nothing for us without us
  • People with intellectual disabilities as experts by experience
  • Self-advocacy
  • Allyship

The work of the Hub includes, but is not limited to:

  • Developing co-learning modules for students with and without intellectual disabilities
  • Developing co-research opportunities with people with intellectual disabilities
  • Networking staff and students involved in research with people with intellectual disabilities, both nationally and internationally
  • Developing and sharing resources on inclusive research in higher education, both nationally and internationally
  • Co-design of academic programmes and learning resources for people with intellectual disabilities.

Activities

The id+ Project Research and Practice Hub has engaged in the following activities to date:

  • "About Us... How can we achieve greater, meaningful involvement of persons with intellectual disability in research?"

Half-day seminar co-organised by PPI Ignite Network @UCC and students from the id+ Project's Certificate in Disability-Inclusive Practice

18th November 2022, University College Cork

Students Alan, Kayleigh, William and Brian with UCC Deputy President and Registrar Prof. Stephen Byrne

Students Alan, Kayleigh, William and Brian with UCC Deputy President and Registrar Prof. Stephen Byrne, who opened the seminar

 

  • "How to publish material that includes the experience of people with intellectual disabilities; co-authoring papers with people with intellectual disabilities."

    Seminar with Prof. Jan Walmsley, a leading UK expert on inclusive research and co-production with people with intellectual disabilities. 

    17th November 2022, University College Cork

Prof. Jan Walmsley speaking in front of a banner saying id plus project - welcome to UCC

Prof. Jan Walmsley

 

Future plans for the Hub include user-informed accessibility audits of a local business and a local cultural institution; bringing the perspective of people with ID to a cancer-related research project; and evaluating the implementation of co-learning modules at UCC.

id+ Project

5 Brighton Villas, Western Road, University College Cork , T12 EC95

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