Journal article

Towards inclusive priority-setting for global health research projects: recommendations for sharing power with communities

Bridget Pratt



Global health research priority-setting is dominated by funders and researchers, often from high-income countries. Engaging communities that are considered disadvantaged and marginalized in priority-setting is essential to making their voices and concerns visible in global health research projects' topics and questions. However, without attention to power dynamics, their engagement can often lead to presence without voice and voice without influence. Global health research priority-setting must be designed to share power with such communities to ensure that research projects' topics and questions reflect the health care and system inequities they face. To better understand what sharing 'powe..

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

Funding Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank Natalia Evertsz for her assistance with transcription and coding of interview data. The author would also like to thank Professor Lynn Gillam (University of Melbourne) and Dr Linda Bennett (University of Melbourne) for providing comments and feedback on earlier versions of this article. B.P. is currently supported by an Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (Award No. DE170100414). The contents of this article are solely the responsibility of the author and do not reflect the views of the ARC.