The Narrative Practice Research Network is open to all who share a commitment to the principles and ethics of narrative therapy and community work and who are interested in research.
We welcome practitioners, students, community workers, policy makers, independent researchers, and people working in universities and other research settings.

Member benefits

Member profile

A profile on our growing international member directory

Inspiring content

Access to member-only content, including video archives and publications


Access to NPRN-supported thematic/specialist groups, local communities of practice and reading groups

Share your research

Circulate your findings and/or invite participants through the NPRN website and newsletter

As a member, you become part of a network that aims to:

Facilitate networking

exchange and collaboration among researchers, and between researchers and practitioners, who share a commitment to narrative practice

Promote innovation

in narrative practice, and share research that will benefit groups and communities facing mental health difficulties as the result of significant hardships

Support development

of narratively informed research methodologies and promote research practices that are congruent with narrative practice ethics and ethos

Extend the evidence base

for narrative therapy and community work (including practice-based evidence)

Nurture the next generation

of postgraduate students and early-career researchers who are working with narrative practice

Provide mentoring

for practitioners and community organisations seeking to undertake research on or with narrative practice.

Membership Fees

Membership is offered on an annual basis. Those signing up before the end of March 2024 will receive a complementary 12-month membership.

From April 2024, we will be offering membership subscriptions with fees on a sliding scale.

Membership fees will help enable the NPRN to develop programs supporting our aims. These might include:

  • offering research mentorships for practitioners in community-based organisations
  • programs for postgraduate students and early-career researchers
  • supporting local communities of practice, specialist/interest groups, or reading groups
  • supporting local workshops or initiatives from interest groups.