OPEN Project - Shetland

Between 2021-2023 with funding from the Ideas Fund, young people from the OPEN Project in Shetland were matched with professional researchers to support them to conduct research firstly on a space for young people and then the impact of alcohol and other drugs. Our Senior Researcher Amy Calder was one of the professionals supporting the young people – through providing training and support in research ethics, data methods and data analysis.

Shannon Boston

One of the peer researchers for the project Shannon Boston shared their research journey through a blog series. Shannon explains more about the youth-led research process, including what they’ve learned, what tools they’ve used and what support they received along the way.

You can read Shannon’s blogs below.

Contact our Research Team

If you're interested in hearing more about youth-led research with OPEN Project in Shetland or any other research projects contact our Senior Policy and Research Officer Dr Amy Calder