This book examines the nature of participatory research in the social sciences and its role in increasing participation among vulnerable or marginalised populations. It examines the ways in which inclusion and collaboration in research can be enhanced among vulnerable participants, and shows how useful it can be with these groups.
Jo Aldridge is Professor of Social Policy and Criminology at Loughborough University. She is also director of the Young Carers Research Group and has more than twenty years' experience conducting and managing research with multiply vulnerable, marginalised and socially excluded groups. Jo has published extensively in social policy, health and social care, specifically in the areas of children's rights, mental health and domestic violence.