Jennifer Manuel

j.manuel2@ncl.ac.uk | Doctoral Trainee

Jennifer Manuel

I am a first year Doctoral Trainee in Digital Civics. Following the completion of my BA in Town Planning at Newcastle University, I worked for a local charity where I developed and facilitated a number of community participation projects including facilitating one of the first frontrunner Neighbourhood Planning projects. The experience I gained from this role sparked my interest in community participation. More recently, I worked at another local charity as a Research Coordinator developing and leading patient and public participation in health service reviews using qualitative research methods.

I recently completed my Masters in Town Planning with a strong focus on participation. Within this programme I explored the viability of a youth engagement facility within the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University and I carried out research to compare the challenges faced by engagement practitioners across the planning and health sectors.

I am interested in the role that technology can play in improving community participation in both planning and health.


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Associated Projects

  • Metro Futures
    The Tyne and Wear Metro has used the same trains since it opened in 1980, but these will soon need to be replaced. Nexus, which owns and manages the Metro collaborated with Open Lab to design methods and digital tools to involve more of Metro’s 40 m...
    August 30, 2011
 
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