Building trust through co-creation: re-imagining evidence

Date & Time
Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location Name
Fleming / Whittle
Session Type

Generating evidence through the combination of scientific and lived experience has the potential to enable mutual trust between research and society. The aim of this session is to spark a lively discussion about addressing the impact of experiential knowledge and through that, building deeper understandings and relationships between researchers, research participants and people involved.  In this session, we will explore why information and evidence as we know it may not be enough to support decision making, and reflect on examples that demonstrate ways to build trust and co-create evidence, with a discussion of differences as well as mutual learnings in the global south and global north.


  • Building Trust: Challenging division (Peter Beresford)
  • Co-creating Engagement and Evidence, Globally (Bella Starling)
  • From TB to COVID and Back Again: Community Engagement for Essential Evidence (Tasha Koch)
  • Using Creative and Participatory Methods to Research Prioritisation in Primary Care (Shoba Dawson)

This session will be chaired by Richard Morley, Cochrane's Consumer Engagement Officer and Maureen Smith, Chair of Cochrane Consumer Network Executive.