Journal article

Constructing citizen engagement in health research priority-setting to attend to dynamics of power and difference

Bridget Pratt

DEVELOPING WORLD BIOETHICS | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Engaging citizens is vital to achieving people-centred health research. This paper aims to put attention to dynamics of power and dynamics of difference back at the centre of citizen engagement in health research priority-setting. Without attention to power and difference, engagement can lead to presence without voice and voice without influence, particularly for disadvantaged and marginalised groups. By analysing six key bodies of literature, the paper first identifies the different components of engagement-who initiates, for what purpose, who participates, and how they participate-and the dynamics of power and dynamics of difference relevant to them. For each component of engagement, the e..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Sidney Sax Public Health Overseas Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Bridget Pratt is currently supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (Award No. DE170100414). At the time this research was started, she was supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Sidney Sax Public Health Overseas Fellowship (Award No. 1052346). The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the author and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC or the ARC.