Developing a research agenda for user-led innovation
It is estimated that one in three women experience involuntary loss of urine, called urinary incontinence. We know that incontinence impacts on physical, social and economic well-being, and that it can be expensive to manage. We are a female-led research team who work on issues around hygiene and sanitation, gender, and medical device innovations. We would like to advance research on user-led innovations for managing urinary incontinence.
To do so, we will be running agenda-setting workshops at the University of Leeds:
- With stakeholders who work on issues related to urinary incontinence in women (e.g. healthcare providers and clinicians, carers, industry, NGOs and charities) - Monday 8th October, 12-2pm and 6-8pm.
- With women who experience urinary incontinence - Tuesday 9th October, 2-4pm.
The workshops will be held at the University of Leeds (rooms to be confirmed). They will provide opportunities for sharing experiences, needs, and novel approaches for dealing with the involuntary loss of urine.
Refreshments will be provided. We look forward to meeting you at one of the workshops!
Register for any of the 'Breaking the silence' workshops here.
- Dr Dani Barrington, Lecturer in Water, Sanitation and Health
- Dr Lena Jaspersen, University Academic Fellow in Innovation Management
- Dr Lata Narayanaswamy, Lecturer in International Development
We thank IMPRESS and the University of Leeds (Research Development Fund Scheme) for their support.