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Dr Karen Bell

Dr Karen Bell

Dr Karen Bell

Teaching Unit Organiser

8 Priory Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TZ
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Research summary


Proving Our Value


Previous research projects, both qualitative and quantitative, include:

  • 2011 ‘Evaluation of the Bristol Breaks for Carers Project’ Bristol City Council/School for Policy Studies (Research Assistant)
  • 2011 ‘Aspirations, Opportunities and Challenges for Young People in St. Pauls’ St. Pauls Unlimited Community Partnership (Research Consultant)
  • 2011 ‘Living Well in Lockleaze’ Lockleaze Environment Group/Bristol Green Capital (Research Consultant)
  • 2010-2011 ‘Social Inclusion and Improving the Capacity of the Voluntary Sector in Guernsey’ Guernsey Community Foundation/ School for Policy Studies (Research Assistant)
  • 2005-2006 ‘Evaluation of Voscur’s Equalities and Neighbourhood Work’ Voscur and NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and ...

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Like many from a working class background, I left school at the age of 15 and had a series of manual jobs for a number of years, including working as a florist, post-woman, exercise teacher, motor-cycle courier, factory worker, cleaner and video production Assistant. In 1993, I trained to become a community development worker and for the following fifteen years worked alongside communities to address issues such as social inequality, racism, disability discrimination, and environmental exclusion and inequity.  From there, I gradually moved into community and environmental research. I was awarded ESRC 1+3 funding in 2007 and this ...

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