I am committed to working towards greater social justice, inclusion and a sustainable future. I am active in a number of community and voluntary sector organisations, and have a particular interest in the complexity of flourishing communities. My work with Steady State Manchester follows a career as an academic, latterly managing a large interdisciplinary research institute. I have published widely about action research with different kinds of communities, urban regeneration, disability, poverty and forced labour. I am currently continuing work on university-community engagement and am interested in embedding feminist thought and practice into debates about sustainable futures, understanding community wellbeing and the implementation of a universal basic income. I am Emerita Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University’s Institute for Public Policy and Professional Practice.
- Manchester’s Electronic Billboards – Another Sidewalk for Jevons’ Paradox 13 May, 2022
- Community or Consumption: Social Ecology in Greater Manchester 7 April, 2022
- Greater Manchester is overspending its carbon budget and Places for Everyone will make it much worse. 24 March, 2022
- Beyond a Green New Deal: book review 1 February, 2022
- UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy – a critical review 18 November, 2021
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