CQ’s community of practice specializes in mobilizing knowledge that is provocative, engaging and socially relevant. Its members have expertise in innovative arts-based, digital media and narrative approaches to research, as well as publishing and speaking about critical qualitative health research within the academic community and beyond.
Storytelling, theatre and other arts-based projects have brought new ideas and knowledge to patients, health-care workers, policy makers and the general public. Along with producing content that is accessible and resonant, these projects engage people and communities in innovative and participatory ways that go beyond traditional patient education to improve health. Examples include photo exhibitions, theatre performances, and participatory advocacy.
The considerable attention that CQ fellows’ research has attracted from policy makers, the media and the arts community, further illustrates the need for and interest in innovative knowledge mobilization. Finding innovative ways to mobilize knowledge emerging from critical qualitative research is thus an essential component of CQ’s approach to doing science differently.