BeeZee Bodies Embedded Ethnography Evaluation Project
The Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire (UH) were commissioned by BeeZee Bodies (BZB) to bring academic insights and support BZB’s development of future services. This work aimed to explore: - How can BZB best engage diverse communities? - How can evidence and insights be considered from a range of professional perspectives and utilised to shape and influence service development? - If and how can BZB co-produce their services? The project used an ‘embedded ethnography’ approach, a qualitative methodology which enables collaboration and interaction between researchers and those responsible for planning and delivering services, as a way of developing more effective service delivery. This involved four main elements: participation in strategic oversight group (SOG) meetings, qualitative research training for BZB staff, observation of BZB meetings, and primary data collection (focus groups and interviews).