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‘Integrating interests through collaborative research with environmentalists and public bodies’

Location:
The Council Chamber, Main Arts Building, Bangor University
Time:
Wednesday 27 March 2019, 13:00–14:00
Presenter:
School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
Contact:
Dr Marcel Stoetzler

‘Integrating interests through collaborative research with environmentalists and public bodies’ 

Elizabeth Woodcock (Bangor University)

Third sector organisations have competed for decades to gain political influence. Now there are opportunities to collaborate with the public sector but these pose a challenge: How can they collaborate without having their own interests ignored? I have facilitated collaborative research with third sector environmental organisations and public sector health and environmental organisations to understand what happens as they work together. Our discussions show a progression through phases from self-interest to integrated interests which enables alignment with wider political interests.

Elizabeth Woodcock is a third-year PhD student of Sociology and Social Policy. Her research draws upon her work with environmental and Welsh language organisations and experience of using evidence to change national policy.