Raised Voices

1st - 3rd October 2021

We look forward to welcoming you to Dundee to explore the conference theme of ‘Raised Voices’. The conference will be hosted by The Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN) and the University of Dundee. This conference will provide opportunities to raise your voice on the social issues that matter to you, to share experiences and to take action.

COVID-19

Unfortunately because of COVID-19, we are postponing the CARN Conference to 1st, 2nd, 3rd October, 2021.

This is disappointing but we hope to see you in Dundee next year, not this year.

The good news is that CARN is organising safe and accessible opportunities for knowledge exchange, collaboration and mutual support through online activities this year.

Watch this space for more information about the suite of online activities.

Stay safe and well and see you in Dundee in 2021.

Location

The conference is being held within the Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa, Dundee, Scotland. This 4 star contemporary hotel is situated on Dundee’s award winning Waterfront, just a short walk from the city centre and close to all travel links.

Conference Theme

Raised Voices is the theme of the 2021 CARN Conference. It blends the concept of using action research to raise the voices of those who are seldom heard - be they pupils, patients, clients, participants or a community .

Coronavirus Update

The conference has been postponed due the coronavirus, and will now take place on 1st-3rd October 2021.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Julian Stern

Professor Julian Stern

Julian Stern is Professor of Education and Religion at York St John University. He was a schoolteacher for fourteen years, and has worked in universities for twenty-eight years. Read more →
Professor Margaret Ledwith

Professor Margaret Ledwith

I am committed to emancipatory action research as a living praxis for social and environmental justice practitioners and activists, and most particularly the role of storytelling in provoking critical dialogue and action for change. Read more →
Professor Imogen Tyler

Professor Imogen Tyler

Imogen Tyler is a Professor of Sociology and Head of the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University. Imogen is also an anti-poverty campaigner and community activist, and a trustee of the national Poverty Truth Network. Read more →
Ms Marie Dailly

Ms Marie Dailly

Sheila Allan

Sheila Allan

Sheila Allan is Community Health Inequalities Manager employed by Dundee City Council and working closely with the Health and Social Care Partnership. Read more →