REBLE is a pioneering lived experience advisory panel hosted by Traverse.
REBLE stands for Research Enabled by Lived Experience.
Together, we have ambitious plans to co-design great research and engagement activities that authentically shares power with people with lived experience and sets the standard for co-production in research.
We wanted to embed inclusivity, equity, justice, diversity, and co-production meaningfully and authentically in our work.
In February 2021, we funded a pilot lived experience advisory panel to inform and shape our inclusive research and engagement practice. Once established, the panel chose to change its name to REBLE.
The REBLE researchers are ten people who bring different life experiences, expertise, and perspectives on public services.
They work with us to make sure our assumptions and interpretations of research and engagement are grounded in the experiences of those accessing services. They sense check our ideas and advise us on design.
About the REBLE researchers
The REBLE researchers are ten people who are passionate about sharing their lived experience, expertise, and perspectives to improve inclusive practice and co-production in research and engagement.
Coming from a range of different ethnic backgrounds and ages, some members have physical or learning disabilities, or long-term health conditions which affect their everyday lives.
Each member brings unique expertise on a range of topics, from mental health, disability and being a carer to anti-racism, sexuality, and discrimination.
Their expertise also covers experience in campaigning and research, as well as being part of lived experience groups.