Tabitha R Sims

Sims
Past Staff Member
Research Associate, January 1970 to January 1970
conscientization : praxis intervention : phronesis : barefoot communities : community co-design : interaction design : user led service design

Joining ImaginationLancaster in January 2015, Tabitha is currently the Research Associate for Leapfrog, an AHRC funded 3 year project seeking to transform public service innovation by design. The overarching aim of the project is to develop new processes that allow all citizens to have the maximum possible creative input into the organisation and administration of their local environment.

Prior to joining ImaginationLancaster, Tabitha was involved in community based and formal education as a Lecturer Co-ordinator and Specialist Engagement Tutor, at organisations and institutions throughout North England and Scotland. Along side this, she has worked on several service user led action research projects and consultations with PCTs and Local Public Service providers, co-founded three community and barefoot organisations, and has maintained an active arts practice, performing and showing regularly.

Updates and Outcomes

Working With Young People: Universal Challenges?

Working With Young People: Universal Challenges?

There seems to be an emerging case that some challenges of engaging with young people are universal, across all types of engagement, from one-to-one working up to national policy. As unlikely as this seems our tentative analysis of our first activity exploring public sector engagement with young...Read full update

Workshop at the V&A Museum

Workshop at the V&A Museum

The IDEAS for Impact team are busy preparing for an exciting workshop at the V&A museum in London on the 24th of February.

The IDEAS for Impact team are working on a workshop for staff in the Learning Department at the V&A museum.  The Learning Department staff have a very busy...Read full update

Non-Written Consultation tools move from participant ideas into working prototypes

Non-Written Consultation tools move from participant ideas into working prototypes

Following on from the Tools for Non-written consultation short project, we gained feedback from partners and are refining selected tools for development.

We demonstrated the tools to participants of the Tools for Non-Written Consultation short project, who helped us test these out and...Read full update

Working With Young People: Universal Challenges?

Working With Young People: Universal Challenges?

There seems to be an emerging case that some challenges of engaging with young people are universal, across all types of engagement, from one-to-one working up to national policy. As unlikely as this seems our tentative analysis of our first activity exploring public sector engagement with young...Read full update

Workshop at the V&A Museum

Workshop at the V&A Museum

The IDEAS for Impact team are busy preparing for an exciting workshop at the V&A museum in London on the 24th of February.

The IDEAS for Impact team are working on a workshop for staff in the Learning Department at the V&A museum.  The Learning Department staff have a very busy...Read full update

Non-Written Consultation tools move from participant ideas into working prototypes

Non-Written Consultation tools move from participant ideas into working prototypes

Following on from the Tools for Non-written consultation short project, we gained feedback from partners and are refining selected tools for development.

We demonstrated the tools to participants of the Tools for Non-Written Consultation short project, who helped us test these out and...Read full update

You can find a list of Tabitha R Sims's publications on the Lancaster University research pages.