Since completing my PhD on Place-Based Leadership Development (P-BLD) in 2016, I have been involved in embedded research practice working on the design and delivery of P-BLD for Intersectoral Urban Violence Prevention (IUVP) interventions working with Finn Kjaerulf, Intersectoral Urban Violence Prevention Programme Manager for DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture in collaboration with local partners in Nakuru and Naivasha – Midrift Hurinet (Human RightsNetwork), Kenya; HURA Elgon SubRegion Human Rights Network, Mbale, Uganda; and CIPREVICA (The Research Centre for the Violence Prevention in Central America) Cuilapa, Guatemala.
The ongoing embedded evaluation of the impact of the interventions through the lived experience of the intersectoral leaders in each place has been presented at a number of international conferences, which has been followed up a number of submissions to academic journals. An overwiew of the first journal publication is presented in the blog for the International Journal of Public Health.
A second publication entitled “Transforming Minds, People and Places: Leadership Coalition Building as a Catalyst for Intersectoral Collaboratives in Urban Violence Prevention” will be published in a special edition of the Journal Aggression and Violent Behavior in March 2019.
An in-depth impact study for the three-year PBLD for IUVP programme in Nakuru and Niavasha is also planned for the third quarter of 2019.
Other developing research areas for Place-Based Leadership Development (P-BLD) (with publications already published or in development) include health (UK), local economic and community development (Ireland) and place-based cultural leadership (UK) as well as other collaborations working with leading scholars in the field in the UK, USA and New Zealand.
See here the Impact Statement with research publications, awards and press/social media coverage.
About the researcher
- Naivasha and Nakuru Municipalities, Nakuru County, Kenya (MidRift Human Rights Network);
- Mbale Municipality (HURA – Human Rights Activists – Elgon Subregion) Uganda;
- Cuilapa Muncipality, Guatemala (CIPREVICA – Research Centre for Violence Prevention in Central America)
Other international research collaborations include Place-based leadership development and culture; health and social care; and local economic and community development.
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