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Addressing Barriers to Community Engagement

The content for this article originates from a panel collaboration at the Development Studies Association Conference 2023, between representatives from Engagement Environments, Participatory Action Research (PAR) at University of Reading, and the National Association for Disabled Staff Networks (NADSN). “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the […]

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Partner Journey: Megan Shore & Rick Hall of Ignite!

Ignite! is a Nottingham-based charity which focuses on community engagement with young people, equipping them for a rapidly-changing world by taking a curiosity-first approach to disrupt traditional education, connect with people, and nurture natural creativity. Founder of Ignite! and former Director of Programmes Rick Hall, who has recently retired, and Megan Shore, Programmes Manager, both […]

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Partner Journey: Dr Danielle Robinson, University of Newcastle

Dr Danielle Robinson is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Leeds. Danielle was involved with Engaging Environments as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at University of Newcastle, and played a key role in developing a programme of co-created marine environmental science research with four local community action groups in the […]

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Partner Journey: Sarah Staunton-Lamb, Earthwatch

Sarah Staunton-Lamb is Learning, Communities and EDI Lead for Earthwatch Institute, based in Oxford, UK. Sarah has been a Co-Investigator on Engaging Environments since 2018, and has worked alongside the partnership to develop an extensive programme of work, particularly focused on the development of early career researchers [ECRs] in fields of environmental science and beyond. […]

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Partner Journey: Dr Cecilia Medupin, University of Manchester

Dr Cecilia Medupin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester, and a Co-Investigator on the Engaging Environments programme. As Co-Investigator, Cecilia convened the Women in Environmental Sciences network across 2018 and 2019, and followed by launching a three-part pilot study, using University of Manchester as […]

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