Engage & Transform: European Network Event Spain

Engage and Transform

A one-day symposium and workshop networking event will be held both online and in person, broadcast from the beautiful city of Santander on April 11th 2023

This symposium and workshop is open to anyone who wants to engage in social science research as a vehicle to transform their community, and the way research gets disseminated.  It will provide a forum for researchers to engage in discussions regarding methodological diversity, explore innovative ways to engage with people, communities and issues and openly encourage sharing of innovative practice. Through the sharing experiences and discussion that embraces the challenging questions and environments researcher work in we hope to provide delegates with support for their work. We will look both at completed research as well as work in progress, highlight and exploring ground breaking methodologies, to expand the possibilities for engaging the public with research while also making our research more accessible and understandable to lay and public audiences

Lorena Lozano-Sufrategui

Conference Chair

Lorena Lozano-Sufrategui is a Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral research fellow (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities) and works in the Department of Education at the University of La Rioja (Spain). She is also a member of the Spanish research network ‘LGBTIQ+, Physical Education and Sport’. She has published in a broad range of topics, including masculinities and health, settings-based health promotion, inclusive PE, physical activity, and weight stigma, among others. She is currently interested in using stories to learn about LGBTIQ+ people’s experiences of sport, and in representing these as creative non-fictions to help challenge LGBTI-phobia in sport and promote inclusivity in a range of social institutions. 

How to participate

We invite abstract submissions from researchers who would like to share their research with a particular focus on public engagement, or participatory methodologies. Please submit 200 word abstracts with title, affiliation and author contact details to Jessie at jessie@boomerang-project.org.uk please mark your e e mail Engage and Transform


The conference will run both online and in person with the venue for those who would like to participant in person at the Silken Rio Hotel Santander, Spain. https://www.hoteles-silken.com/en/hotel-rio-santander/

As part of the day we will be holding a workshop exploring how to engage with arts-based methodologies

Please register for the conference via the link below



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Symposium Chair

Please contact Jessie Ip for more information jessie@boomerang-project.org.uk

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Kitrina Douglas & David Carless



For more than two decades Kitrina and David have been among a group of academics pioneering public engagement and arts based research.


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