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Benefits and challenges of
CSO-academic collaboration
Victoria Schoen
Research Fellow
FRC
The FRC mission
To facilitate more effective collaboration
between academics and CSOs to
encourage the production, sharing...
Altruistic reasons
“….. even without the policies of austerity, a
‘business as (just about) usual’ approach lacks the
dept...
Benefits to academics
• Impact
• Access
• Funding
• Application of expertise
Benefits to CSOs
• Impact
• In-house discipline availability
• Resource availability
• Academic endorsement
• Academic exp...
Challenges in collaboration
• General rules vs. specific solutions
• Time issues
• Differences in culture
• Prestige
• Con...
Reference
• Campbell, H., Vanderhoven, D. et al, 2016.
Knowledge that Matters: Realising the
Potential of Co-Production, N...
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Benefits and challenges of CSO-academic collaboration

  1. 1. Benefits and challenges of CSO-academic collaboration Victoria Schoen Research Fellow FRC
  2. 2. The FRC mission To facilitate more effective collaboration between academics and CSOs to encourage the production, sharing and use of knowledge to improve UK food policy
  3. 3. Altruistic reasons “….. even without the policies of austerity, a ‘business as (just about) usual’ approach lacks the depth and breadth of scope to respond to pressing concerns such as, community cohesion, individual vulnerability, climatic variability and economic vitality” (Campbell and Vanderhoven. 2016)
  4. 4. Benefits to academics • Impact • Access • Funding • Application of expertise
  5. 5. Benefits to CSOs • Impact • In-house discipline availability • Resource availability • Academic endorsement • Academic expertise
  6. 6. Challenges in collaboration • General rules vs. specific solutions • Time issues • Differences in culture • Prestige • Conflicting interests • Language
  7. 7. Reference • Campbell, H., Vanderhoven, D. et al, 2016. Knowledge that Matters: Realising the Potential of Co-Production, N8 Research Partnership, http://www.n8research.org.uk/media/Final- Report-Co-Production-2016-01-20.pdf

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