The rise of expert by experience knowledge working with experts by profession in education


Mad in Ireland are reposting this podcast from the Dublin North, North East Recovery College. The discussion raises some interesting points about parity of esteem, perceived and hierarchical expertise, despite a practical philosophy of co-production underpinning the college activities. It also amplifies the often uncomfortable relationship between experts by experience and allies because of remaining power differentials.

The Dublin North, North East Recovery College has been providing empowering, emancipatory education; capacity building, and community development initiatives to communities engaged in the areas of mental health, substance use and marginalisation; at a local, national and more recently international level since 2016. The Recovery College Podcast will feature topics of interest that arise in our broad community and people actively engaged in Communities of Recovery.
In this podcast episode host Martha Griffin is joined by Peer Educators Debbie and Em Murphy. The panel discusses working with experts by profession as peer educators. The podcast talks about peer education, sharing power, parity of esteem, holder of knowledge, gender and faux production. We hope you enjoy.

Introduction and closing music: Kilimanjaro by Hidden Treehouse, a Recovery College collaboration.