Communities and culture projects

Involving people and communities in arts, culture and heritage

Evaluation of Our World: Discover Objects, Explore Stories and Make Connections (2021-22), Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage (for Esmee Fairbairn)

Collaborative Connections Evaluation (2020-21), Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage (for Historic England)

Reading is Caring Evaluation (2020-21), Scottish Book Trust

Research into Words in Mind, Kirklees (2019), Words in Mind/Third Sector Leaders Kirklees

‘Forty Years On’ Evaluation (2019-22), High Peak Community Arts (for National Lottery Heritage Fund)

The Turnpike: 2020 Vision/Us Here Now Evaluation (2019-21), The Turnpike, Leigh

Review of the Sadie Massie Awards evaluation (2018-19), Portico Library

Graphic Lives: Telling Bangladeshi migrant women’s stories through graphic narratives (2017-18), Heritage Lottery Fund

Freely available publications about communities and culture

'Bibliotherapy in practice: a person-centred approach to using books for mental health and dementia in the community', Medical Humanities, 2020, with Liz Brewster

Words in Mind Evaluation Report, 2019, with Liz Brewster

'Britain’s real working-class voices are not being heard – here’s why', The Conversation, 2018, with Andrew McMillan

'Telling migrant women’s life stories as comics', Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, 2018

'Bangladeshi Women Creating Comics', Comics Forum, 2017

The publications below are behind paywalls. But if you don't have access to these publications, please get in touch to request a copy or more information.

'Memories of reading in the 1940s and 1950s', New Review of Children’s Literature and Librarianship, 2007