Dr Patricia A. Jones
TSRC Honorary Fellow
Dr Patricia A. Jones is an associate researcher currently seconded to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with HACT, a national housing charity. The purpose of the KTP is to embed research, knowledge and expertise to underpin HACT’s developing work on community investment, localism and social impact in the affordable housing sector. It will support action-learning programmes; events; and continued collaboration on sector-focused research with the aim to strengthen community investment activity to deliver sustainable change for communities.
Her related research interests include empowering community participation strategies and structures; inter-sector network dynamics; case study research methodology and the role of social housing in meeting housing need. She has recently worked with TSRC colleagues, Professor David Mullins and Dr Simon Teasdale to research self-help housing initiatives. In collaboration with the Building and Social Housing Foundation the team organised consultation with national policymakers and housing practitioners to achieve policy impact on the DCLG’s Empty Homes Programme.
Patricia’s interest in the interplay between community empowerment theory and participatory practice contributes to her undergraduate and postgraduate visiting lecturer role within the Institute of Applied Social Studies and the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
- Jones, P. A. (2012) ‘Personalisation and co-production: An asset-based approach to people and place’. Paper presented to the Public Services and Innovation Stream of the 4th International Social Innovation Research Conference, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham, 12-14 September, 2012
- Jones, P.A. & Ormston, C. (2012) ‘Localism and accountability in a post-collaborative era: Where does it leave the community right to challenge?’ Local Government Studies (forthcoming)
- Jones, P.A., Mullins, D. & Teasdale, S. (2012) Participation in self-help housing: ‘turning people into active citizens’, TSRC Working Paper 55 (forthcoming)
- Mullins, D., Jones, P.A., and Teasdale, S. (2011) Self-help housing – Towards a greater role. Case Study Findings Summary to inform Consultation at St George’s House, Windsor Castle, December 2010 TSRC Briefing Paper 54
- Teasdale, S., Jones, P.A., and Mullins, D. (2011) Connecting the dots: the potential for self-help housing to address homelessness, TSRC Working Paper 53
- Jones, P. A. (2011) Unlevel playing fields: a critical realist perspective http://start2finishresearch.com/articles/working-papers/
Articles in Press:
- Jones, P. A. & Joseph, R. Mentoring refugee community researchers in the UK: an empowerment tool? In Goodson, L. & Phillimore, J. (eds) Community Research for Community Participation: from theory to method. Bristol: Policy Press