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Dr Helen Manchester

Dr Helen Manchester

Dr Helen Manchester
M.Ed(Manch.), PhD(Manch.)

Reader in Digital Inequalities and Urban Futures

Office 2.14
Helen Wodehouse Building,
35 Berkeley Square, Clifton BS8 1JA
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4401

Research summary

Urban Educational Futures, sociotechnical change and social justice: Changing educational and social landscapes bring about a need to understand education as lifelong and life-wide. For instance, ageing populations create new communities of learners (for example, in care homes) and the potential to access learning outside schools is resulting in new, experimental, online and offline educational ‘institutions’.

A significant part of my research involves working with others in the city to explore the co-design of cutting edge creative digital technologies with groups who might generally feel themselves to be excluded from the digital environment. I am also working with others in ...

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Helen specialises in conducting participatory, co-produced research with community and voluntary organisations and cultural institutions. She is interested in learning futures,urban learning and digital cultures.

She is currently working on a variety of projects around the theme of urban/civic learning and smart technologies, including the REPLICATE project, funded by Horizon 2020.

Helen has led a variety of research projects including 2 AHRC funded research projects. 'Teenage Kicks' which explored young people's take on cultural value as part of the AHRC Cultural Value programme and Tangible memories: Community in Care funded by the AHRC Digital Transformations and Connected Communities ...

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