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previous projects
spacercover a range of partcipatory and educational initiatives including
•  community participation in European planning
•  evaluating national consultation exercises in issues such as health
•  product design research and development
•  interaction design and composition
•  the development of good practice guidelines for the construction industry
•  local government cross-departmental initiatives
•  research to enable links on social policy and social issues
Evaluating Your Health, Your Care, Your Say
Department of Health (2005-2006)

Detailed evaluation of this major national deliberative process (including a Citizens Summit of 1000 people) designed to involve the public and stakeholders in the development of policy ideas leading to the production of a White Paper on health and social care.
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Evaluating the Heritage Lottery Fund development programme
Heritage Lottery Fund (2004-2005)

Evaluation of the HLF's outreach and development programme to encourage grant applications from hard-to-reach and other groups new to heritage activities.
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Interaction design assessment
Ravensbourne College of Design (2003-2007)

External Examiner for the University of Sussex of the BA Hons Interaction Design course at Ravensbourne College of Design.
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Cement Sustainability Initiative
World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Geneva (2003-2005)
Editing good practice guidelines for the cement industry on community and land use issues for a Task Force of the Cement Sustainability Initiative.
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Sustainable development in the built environment
BlueGreen (2005)

Design consultant and ICT development for BlueGreen, an interdisciplinary practice developing sustainable housing in Greece.
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Evaluating engagement in the New Forest Pathfinder Project
The Forestry Commission (2006-2007)

Evaluation of the Forestry Commission's stakeholder and public engagement within the New Forest, and recommending improvements to structures and practice. With Clare Twigger-Ross of Collingwood Environmental Planning.
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Product design research and development
Austrian Trade Commission (2005-2006)

Design research exploring the potential for development of contemporary wood-based products for a network of Austrian SMEs working in the creative industries.
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The True Costs of Participation
Home Office Civil Renewal Unit (2004-2006)

Research Adviser to Involve research project to develop a framework for assessing the costs and benefits of participation.
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Evaluating action learning sets on engagement
Department of Constitutional Affairs (2005-2006)

Evaluating pilot action learning sets designed to enable learning on engagement for civil service staff across central government. With Richard Wilson, Involve.
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Composition for comedy DVD
it2i2/Robert Llewellyn Productions (2006)

Commissioned to compose original music soundtrack for new comedy DVD by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf,etc).
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Evaluating the Community Renewables Initiatives
Countryside Agency (2002-2006)

Member of evaluation team (with Future Energy Solutions) for long term evaluation of the CRI - which supported and funded community-owned renewable energy projects. Specific responsibility for community involvement evaluation.
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Environment Agency Joining Up Project
Environment Agency, Social Policy Team (2001-2006)

Team leader for major research and development project to enable links on social policy and social issues across the Environment Agency. Specific responsibility for project strands on social appraisal, social initiatives within the Agency, and for completing a detailed literature review.
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Evaluating the National Waste Dialogue
The Environment Council (2002-2004)

Evaluation of a two year national stakeholder dialogue process on national waste policy issues.
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Black Environment Network
Advisor to Black Environment Network since its foundation in 1994, including work on achieving charitable status, funding and major projects.
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Home Office Civil Renewal Unit
Home Office (2004-2005)

Part-time secondment from Shared Practice, working on cross-departmental initiatives especially with local government.
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BBC Changing Places
BBC Natural History Unit (1999-2004)

Researching and writing back-up information for listeners to nine series of this BBC Radio 4 programme on community-based environmental action. Two published booklets for the first two series; remaining series covered by integrated information resource on the BBC website.
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Higher Education design programmes
WIFI (2002-2004)

Developing new higher education design programmes for WIFI (Wirtschaftsförderungsinstitut der Wirtschaftskammer Niederösterreich) in Austria, leading to the formation of the New Design University.
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Building Trust in Local Communities
Environment Agency (2003)

Research and development project to create good practice guidance and a training programme for staff on managing engagement with local communities. Detailed guidance document produced October 2003.
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Course standards for the recording industry
APRS (2003)

Developing standards and criteria for recording industry training courses to be accredited by the Association of Professional Recording Services.
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Pewter design competition review
Worshipful Company of Pewterers (2003)

Developing a national student and professional design competition to explore the innovative application of pewter.
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Evaluating the Sustainable Communities Programme
ENCAMS (2002-2003)

Evaluation of the UK-wide Sustainable Communities Programme. The programme was designed to provide support and guidance for community action on sustainable development.
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Willing Partners
Economic and Social Research Council (2000-2003)

Senior Research Fellow at University of Brighton in joint national research project (with University of Hull) on the role of the voluntary and community sectors in policy development, and the implications for the sectors' roles in democracy.
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Modernising Consultation
Environment Agency (2002)

Research and writing (with Dialogue by Design) of guidance for Environment Agency staff on managing national public and stakeholder consultations.
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Design Council with Kingston University (2002)

Joint research project with the Design Council (Innovation Award) and Kingston University to develop Rematerialise.org, a unique virtual library of environmentally sustainable and low impact materials.
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Evaluating the Urban Britain in Bloom competition
ENCAMS (2002)

Evaluation of UK-wide programme to promote the Britain in Bloom initiative in urban areas, particularly in disadvantaged areas as a contribution to regeneration.
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Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions (2002)

Research and writing material on environmental sustainability, green spaces and recycling for the Neighbourhood Renewal Unit's web-based knowledge management system.
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Urban Green Spaces Task Force
Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions (2002)

Commissioned author of main final report for the Task Force (Green Spaces, Better Places), and member of working group on working with communities.
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From Here to Sustainability
Real World Coalition (2000-2001)

Co-author, with Ian Christie, of this manifesto for a UK-wide coalition of environmental and development organisations (including Friends of the Earth, Oxfam, Christian Aid, World Development Movement), prior to the 2002 General Election.
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Silver Cities
National Centre on Ageing (2000-2001)

Research project with Ken Worpole and Ian Christie on issues around older people in cities.
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Housing, education and community
Housing Corporation (1998-2000)

Research project with Comedia (Ken Worpole) and Demos (Ian Christie) on links between homes, schools and concepts of community. Report on the project (by Ken Worpole) published by Demos in 2000: Linking Home and School.
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Inquiry into the Future of Planning
Town and Country Planning Association (1998-1999)

Provided secretariat for this TCPA Centenary Inquiry, working to Panel chaired by Baroness Sally Hamwee. Author of final report of the Inquiry: Your Place and Mine.
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Evaluating Rural Action for the Environment
Countryside Agency (1997-1998)

Evaluation of an England-wide programme of support and funding for community-based environmental action in rural areas.
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Good practice in renewable energy
Department of Trade and Industry's ETSU (1996-1998)

Writing and editing three sets of good practice guidelines, produced through a highly participatory consensus building process (led by Pippa Hyam), on renewable energy from coppice, anaerobic digestion and forestry 'waste'. Guidelines published by ETSU.
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Participatory Action in the Countryside
Countryside Agency (1996-1997)

Research into the theory and practice of participatory working relevant to the work of the Countryside Agency. Final report published by the Countryside Agency in 1997.
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