People in the ARPP group

We are drawn together by a joint commitment to research that is participatory, critically reflexive and focused on achieving social outcomes that matter to those involved. We are particularly interested in projects concerned with Children, Young People and Families, Social Care, Community Development, Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Barry Percy-Smith

Barry Percy-Smith is an experienced participatory practitioner, skilled workshop facilitator and action researcher with extensive experience of supporting participatory evaluation, reflective inquiry, organisational development and service improvement in public sector organisations.

Antonia Beringer

Antonia Beringer is a Senior Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Antonia is a doctorally prepared researcher with current dual adult/child NMC registration and health care research and consultancy experience, based on a clinical and management background in children's health care.

Jon Fieldhouse

Jon Fieldhouse is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy. Jon's background is community mental health, including specialist OT, generic case manager, and service manager roles.

Vanessa Parmenter

Vanessa Parmenter is a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy. She is an experienced mental health practitioner with a special interest in experiential learning, group work, homelessness and psychodynamic approaches.

Tillie Curran

Tillie Curran is a senior lecturer in social work and her research area is working with disabled children, young people and their families. She has facilitated action research and knowledge cafes with social workers, health and education practitioners working across children's services bringing practitioners together to share challenges faced and their creative practice.

Clare Hopkinson

Clare Hopkinson is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Clare has over 20 years' experience of facilitating critically reflexive action inquiry groups working with a variety of professional disciplines predominately in the NHS.

Alice Hortop

Cath Warner

Theresa Mitchell

Pat Turton

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