Peer researchers are a cornerstone of community based research (CBR). The Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA) is a guiding principle for community-based research, as it increases the commitment to ensure that people living with HIV/AIDS (or PHAs) are involved in, and have some control over, program development, policy making and especially research.
Learn the basics.
Working “with” or “as” a Peer Researcher: In this module, you will learn about CBR from the perspective of someone working as a peer researcher, or from the perspective of someone who’s designing a study and working with peer researchers.
Self-Care for Peer Researchers: In this module you will learn about self-care practices for peer researchers working on HIV research projects. You will learn about formal and informal supports and debriefing, appropriate boundaries, bracketing and resiliency.
Peer Researchers speak!
2019 – Responding to Lived Realities: The Role of Community-based Peer Researchers. A guided panel interview with seasoned peer researchers from across Canada.
2018 – Pathways of peer researchers: A series of brief presentations describing the pathways of peer researchers and their academic supporters in health intervention research.
2015 – Women as Peer Researchers: In this video, challenges and experiences that women peer researchers have when getting involved in research process.
- In 2019, we published this article based on 10 years of experience supporting peer researchers in HIV research.
- What needs to be in place to provide adequate support to peer researchers? A Pacific AIDS Network Checklist (British Columbia, Canada)
- The Dr. Peter Centre foundation has modules to assist organizations navigate the process of recruiting, hiring, training, orientating, supervising, and mentoring Peer Research Associates.
- This toolkit provides practical guidance and tools to assist community based organizations or groups to deliver social and emotional peer support services to people living with HIV and/or hepatitis (Hep C).
- We have presented posters at conferences! In 2016 – CAHR – What’s Hot with PRAs, In 2014 The Learning Place, in 2011 Peering Ahead.
- HIV positive capacity building: Reclaiming Our Confidence (HIV Australia Magazine, 2009, Page 21)