#CareConvos October

Welcome! WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE HOSTING OUR THIRD TWITTER CONVERSATION THIS EVENING (MON 7TH OCTOBER) FROM 8-9PM, JOIN US AT #CARECONVOS TO CHAT!  Leading up to this months #CareConvos CARE EXPERIENCE AND LANGUAGE we posted examples of good and bad practice via Twitter. You can see those responses here. And see below the story…

#CareConvos September

Welcome! Leading up to this months #CareConvos we posted some responses to the question WHY DO WE NEED RESEARCH? You can see those responses here. WE ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE HOSTING OUR SECOND TWITTER CONVERSATION THIS EVENING (MON 2ND SEPT) FROM 8-9PM, JOIN US AT #CARECONVOS TO CHAT!  These are some of the questions…

Why do we need research?

Monday’s #CareConvos is all about how we might improve research practices and novel ways to engage people and to make research more accessible to care experienced people, practitioners and policy-makers.  But first we have to understand why we need research. We asked a few academics for their views and we posted the responses via Twitter, here…

Reflections from #careconvos

Reflections from Rosie Canning Since our first Twitter conversation held three weeks ago, I’ve been thinking about Aoife’s PhD research, which she undertook at the Rees Centre, and which questioned: What is the relationship between carer involvement in education and school performance of children in foster and kinship care? One of the key findings suggested that…

#CareConvos are back!

On Monday 2nd September, 2019, we’re talking about how we might improve research practices, e.g. how we might do research better, involve people more meaningfully across the research cycle. We’re also interested in novel ways to engage people from recruitment all the way to dissemination. We will also talk about how we can make research…

Our first #CareConvos…

If you missed out on our first #CareConvos Monday you can catch up with all the tweets here. We were really thrilled so many people joined us. Check out the stats for those who contributed to our survey. Numbers don’t add up to total participants because many of us fit into multiple categories! We are…

The Perfect Job?

Imagine if you could design your perfect job. What would that look like? I [Rosie] have been working at Oxford for an amazing seven weeks. I’m reflecting on how Aoife and I work together and what we are achieving. Her with the lovely Irish lilt who helps me feel at home with her welcoming foresight…

Supporting the education of children in care

We are very excited to be hosting our first Twitter conversation Monday 5th August from 8-9pm, join us at #CareConvos to chat!  These are some of the questions we’ll be thinking about: Who was the most significant person in your education journey? How has that shaped you today? Why do foster carers aspirations matter? And…

Through the wardrobe… (with Rosie)

The day before I started my new role as Aoife O’Higgins‘ Research Assistant at University of Oxford; I stayed at St Stephen’s, a theology college founded in 1876. In the room was a huge wardrobe and I couldn’t help but step inside, just in case it was the entrance to Narnia. Ever since I was a child and…