Stuart Haw

Civic Scholar

Stuart is a community development consultant with experience of events, research and development in federations and local authorities. He worked at Vivacity, a charity providing ownership and management of previously local authority-owned assets in sports, arts, and cultural services.

Nisha Waller

Civic Scholar

A criminology PhD ESRC Scholar at the University of Oxford, Nisha’s research focuses on the application of complicity law with reference to serious youth violence and the criminalisation of young black men.

Nahed Ahmed

Civic Scholar

Nahed is doing her PhD in Female Entrepreneurship and social capital. She is a British council (HESPAL)-awarded researcher, and is based in York. She has worked for many years as a lecturer and tutor, and has held managerial positions at universities in Gaza.

Judith Parry

Civic Scholar

Judith is studying the wellbeing impact of grassroots ‘community-led’ housing for her PhD. Her work is focused on green space and infrastructure.

Holly Smith

Civic Scholar

Holly is a PhD student at University College London, where her thesis looks at community action. She has a focus on high-rise estates in Britain from 1967 to 2015. An interest in social justice is at the heart of her research.

Gabriel Vivas-Martinez

Civic Scholar

Gabriel is an actor, social theatre facilitator, and researcher. Having worked extensively in The Netherlands, Italy, China, Hungary, Poland, South Africa, and the UK, Gabriel is engaged in educational programmes for the European Commission.

Gabby Keating

Civic Scholar

Gabby is a PhD student researching into the impact of crisis on educational transition in Bradford. Using interdisciplinary research, Gabby is interested in applying sociological and psychological theory to student experience in order to understand the long term impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Catherine Cartwright

Civic Scholar

A participatory artist and printmaker researching trauma-sensitive arts practice, Catherine is undertaking her PhD working with research partner Devon Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Services, and using printmaking and artist books as creative methods.

Carina Skropke

Civic Scholar

Carina is researching the renaissance in community ownership of physical assets. She is interested in social transformation, transition processes, and alternative approaches to urgent social challenges.

Anna Hope

Civic Scholar

Based at the University of the West of England, Anna’s PhD research explores and reinterprets the concepts of ‘community’ and ‘benefit’ within the context of community-led housing.

Alice Lemkes

Civic Scholar

Alice studies multiple disadvantage and is interested in critical, participatory, transformative research approaches, as an ESRC-funded PhD scholar at Leeds University.


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