Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre



We often work with non-academic stakeholders. Our partnerships have an emphasis on practitioners, professionals and third sector organisations.

Our partnerships are genuinely collaborative. We make use of techniques in project development and design to make sure that all those involved get to fully participate in all stages of the project.

These techniques are sometimes known as co-inquiry or co-production.

Local groups and practitioners

We work with local groups and practitioners to help:

  • identify research questions
  • contribute to research design and development
  • pursue routes for disseminating diverse and marginalised perspectives to a range of audiences

Local health, educational and outreach institutions

We also have long-established working relationships with local health, educational and outreach institutions. We provide ethics advice, develop joint research collaborations and enable new opportunities for debate and dialogue.

These institutions include:

  • Newcastle Centre for Life
  • Northern Genetics Service
  • Institute of Medical Genetics
  • Institute for Ageing Research
  • Newcastle Fertility Centre
  • Northeast Stem Cell Institute

Download a list of some of our previous partnerships (PDF: 262KB).