PhD Advisory Group

What is the PhD Advisory Group?


The PhD Advisory Group is a group of 3 self-advocates who have experience of advocacy or research.

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What do we do?



Advisors help Emma to plan her work and to be a better researcher.





We tell Emma what we think is good and what is not so good about the way she is doing her work.





We check that Emma’s work is accessible.





Advisors  come to 2 or 3 meetings per year. Each meeting is about 2 hours long. We are paid for each meeting we attend.





We are based in North Tipperary and East Clare. We pick a time and a meeting place that suits everyone.



Our work so far

So far, the Advisory Group has worked with Emma to develop her research question, to plan the research, to make information letters about the study and to recruit participants.

At our next meeting we will be developing the interview guides.

In the future, we will work on analysis of the research. This means asking questions and looking at the interviews with participants to find answers.

We will also work together to make accessible reports about the research.