Sue is co-investigator on Productive Margins with a particular focus on community. She is also chair of the People’s Health Trust and on the management committee of the Women’s Budget Group.
Previously CEO of Single Parent Action Network for 20 plus years, Sue has been involved in grassroots participatory action and research at a local, national and EU level.More about Sue Cohen
Tim Cole – Co-Investigator
Tim is interested in historical landscapes, with a particular focus on Holocaust landscape. His research on the Holocaust includes examining the implementation of the Holocaust in Hungary, particularly the spatiality of ghettoization and social histories of the Holocaust.
He is also interested in contemporary representations of the Holocaust, especially within memorial and museum space. Tim is the director of the Brigstow Institute.More about Tim Cole
Marilyn Howard – Researcher
Marilyn has research and policy experience across subjects such as poverty, social security and welfare reform, equalities, policy development and evaluation. She is also interested in group work and other methods of promoting participation. .More about Marilyn Howard
Aleksandra Lewicki – Researcher
Aleksandra’s work is concerned with the comparative study of discourses and practices of democratic citizenship in Europe, and she is specifically interested in structural inequalities in relation to race, ethnicity, gender and religion, as well as institutional discrimination, legal approaches to equality, Islam in Europe, 8A migration, and recently also health and social care for older people.More about Aleksandra Lewicki
Helen Manchester – Academic Lead
Helen specialises in conducting participatory, co-produced research with community and voluntary organisations and cultural institutions. She is interested in learning futures and cultures in a broad sense.
Her key research interests are:educational futures, participatory research, making, digital cultures, digital and media literacies.More about Helen Manchester
Professor Morag McDermont – Programme Lead
Morag’s research interests are focused around issues of regulation and governing, in particular the role played by the third sector/voluntary sector. She has an interest in the role of social theory in research and teaching, particularly the work of Michel Foucault and the governmentality scholars, and the work of Callon, Latour and others around the sociology of translation.
All her research now aims to be a collaboration between academics and non-academics, recognising the importance of practitioner knowledge and expertise-by-experience in designing future research directions.More about Morag McDermont
Naomi Millner – Academic Lead
Naomi’s current work can be divided into two main strands:
- cultural-historical geography, which focuses on archival material of environmental movements of the past
- political-economic geography, which analyses environmental movements and claims in the present
Ruth Naughton-Doe recently completed her PhD in Social Work Research at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. Her thesis title was What can timebanking contribute to the co-production of preventive social care? An evaluation of timebanking in England. She has also completed research projects on timebanking in New Zealand, and worked with Timebanking UK to develop evaluation systems.
Ruth’s primary research interests are the co-production of research, peer research and community-based/preventive social care.
Therese O’Toole – Academic Lead
Therese is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and a member of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship. Her research interests are in the fields of ethnicity, governance, political activism and social movements.More about Therese-O’Toole
Angela Piccini – Co-Investigator
Angela Piccini is Reader in Screen Media at University of Bristol. Her writing, teaching and practice focus on the moving image and its intersections with place, space and materiality. She has a particular interest in archaeology on and of screen media, including factual television, the circulation of heritage on urban screens and archival film as archaeological record.
Publications include the co-edited Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World (2013, OUP) and an article in the journal, Public, on media archaeology and the Olympics.
On Productive Margins, she’s on the Management Team with responsibility for arts and humanities research activities. She was recently a co-investigator on the Know your Bristol on the move project.More about Angela Piccini
Ros Sutherland – Co-Investigator
Rosamund Sutherland is professor of Education at the University of Bristol. She was head of the Graduate School of Education from 2003 until 2006, and chair of the Joint Mathematical Council of the UK from 2006 until 2009. She teaches on the MSc in Education, Technology and Society and the EdD in Leading Educational Change in Organisational Settings.More about Ros Sutherland
Helen Thomas-Hughes – Researcher
Helen’s research interests include:
- government and instruments of governance as they relate to constructions of family and modes of family intervention
- young women, intimate-partner violence and modes of intervention
- co-productive and participatory methodology
- questions of voice, representation and community in development and research contexts
Debbie Watson – Academic Lead
Debbie took up her position as Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies at the School in August 2007. She is currently a Reader in Childhood Studies and Director for the MPhil/ PhD Research Programmes in the School.
In particular, her interests have been in the sociology of childhood and in the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
She is interested in research with children and young people and has interests in creative and arts based research methods with children.More about Debbie Watson
Kitty is a researcher and writer based in Bristol, with a background working in alternative media and community organisations. Her key research interests include structural inequalities in terms of food access and the privatisation of public space.
She is also interested in oral history as a form for amplifying the voices of those in society that are often unheard, and has previously worked on community heritage projects about social housing in London and women’s refuges.
Outside of work she is active in various campaign groups, volunteers as a welfare adviser at a local advice centre and also sits on the board of Red Pepper magazine.
Bella Dicks – Academic
Bella is Professor in Sociology at Cardiff University and is involved with the Life Chances project.More about Bella Dicks
Eva Elliott – Academic Lead
Eva currently leads a research theme within the Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Ethics entitled The Determinants of Health and Regeneration in CISHE.
Much of the research in this theme draws on the experiences communities such as in Wales, where local expressions of global economic developments, such as the decline of the mining and steel industries, are associated with very poor health.More about Eva Elliott
Martin Innes – Co-Investigator
Martin is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on policing and social control, and is an expert on:
- community policing
- police murder investigations
- the police role in counter-terrorism
He has published two books and over fifty scholarly articles and papers. In addition, he is an occasional contributor to Prospect Magazine and the Guardian Newspaper.
Since 2004 he has been Editor of the journal Policing and Society published by Routledge.More about Martin Innes
Gabrielle Ivinson – Co-Investigator
Gabrielle is a Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and a social and developmental psychologist who studies gender, education and poverty.
Her research explores how place and specifically post-industrial places influence children’s and young people’s educational achievement and aspirations.More about Gabrielle Ivinson
Emma Renold – Co-Investigator
Emma is Professor in Childhood Studies at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Wales, and the author of:
- Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities (Routledge 2005)
- Children, Sexuality and the Sexualisation of Culture (Palgrave 2015)
Working with feminist, queer and post-humanist approaches her research explores gendered and sexual subjectivities across diverse institutional sites and public spaces across the young life course (2013-18).More about Emma Renold
Gareth Thomas – Researcher
Gareth’s research interests lie broadly across the fields of:
- medical encounters
- genetics and the family
- health technologies
On Productive Margins I worked collaboratively with academics, artists, and community organisers/members to map young peoples’ experiences of health and wellbeing, regulation, and place.More about Gareth Thomas
Productive Margins Support Team
Heidi Andrews – Programme Officer
Heidi has worked at the University of Bristol since 2001 predominantly project managing large multi-disciplinary research grants and managing the University Sports Medicine Clinic.More about Heidi Andrews
Lucy Backwell – Research Administrative Assistant
Lucy joined the team in October 2016.