Embracing an inclusive university research culture

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About this project 

This is a collaboration between health researchers at the University of Glasgow, self-advocates with intellectual disabilities and third sector organisations in Scotland.

Our aim is to encourage all researchers at the University of Glasgow to adopt an inclusive research culture across all areas of health research. We want researchers to produce accessible information from their research that is often quite difficult to understand.

This approach will ensure people with intellectual disabilities have access to information that may be of interest or importance to them (e.g. information about brain injury or cancer).

If we make all our research accessible, we can make sure everyone has access to new research findings that may be important or of interest to them. For example, new health or science information that might be helpful.

What we are doing

This is a pilot project where we are translating two complex studies about health – one on football and neurodegenerative disease, and one on cancer and mental health – and co-creating three outputs from each: a short animation, an infographic and a podcast.

These will be accessible outputs created with and for people with intellectual disabilities. The diverse team of self-advocate co-creators are shaping and guiding every step of the process, from scripts and storyboards to animation styles and final edits.

We are working with an award-winning animation company, Media Co-Op, to create the animations and infographics.

The animations, infographics and podcasts will be shared widely across broadcast and social media, in Scotland and beyond to connect with as many people as possible.

How you can be a part of it:

Help us to share the finished versions with your networks, colleagues, friends and family from July 2023 onwards - follow us on Twitter and Facebook to find out when the finished versions are ready. 

If you have any questions about this work, please contact Fiona Barlow via fiona.barlow@glasgow.ac.uk 


This project has been funded by the University of Glasgow Knowledge Exchange Fund.