Charlie Davison


One of Charlie’s main projects at the moment is “De-mystifying the World of Research”, a set of five interactive development/empowerment workshops for community representatives in health and social care research.

He is also busy developing the ‘PEBL’ concept (originally a National Institute for Health Research project) in different settings.  Recent applications of PEBL include discussion and feedback about HIV self-testing and an anonymous space for the exchange of patient and professional views on cancer care.

Charlie Davison is a Cultural Anthropologist and independent research and training consultant based in Colchester, Essex.

He is a Fellow of the School of Health & Human Sciences at the University of Essex, a member of the editorial board of the “Cost-of-Living” blog and a Trustee/Director of PEBL Feedback. He designs and delivers training and facilitation events in the areas of research design, research funding and community involvement in research (“PPI”).

Charlie is also is a volunteer at Colchester Arts Centre

His specialist areas are the development of public and community engagement in healthcare and research, qualitative and ethnographic research design and research methods training.

© photos Imogen Hill 2013