Dr Joanne Tippett - Further information
In April 2009 Ketso was launched as a social enterprise. Ketso is a hands-on kit for creative groupwork. This 'workshop in a bag' enables people to think and work together. Ketso is a spin off from Joanne's research into community engagement and planning for sustainability. See www.ketso.com for more information. CEEBL has funded the development of e-Ketso for collaborative on-line working.
ThinkingWare, a Community Interest Company, was also launched in 2009, as a spin-off from Joanne's research into open source and knowledge exchange. ThinkingWare will steward the open source development of knowledge in the fields of creativity, communication and sustainability - in the first instance for Ketso and the RoundView.
Joanne currently supervises two PhD students: Ann Kolodziejski, carrying out action research in Bolton, UK into the role of envisioning and local action in enhancing the connection between people and nature; and Janice Astbury, looking at Inviting landscapes and the connections between communities and urban nature. She has successfuly supervised two PhDs to completion: Eben le Roux , a Commonwealth scholar who looked at reflective practice in the context of local government in South Africa, and Julie Crawshaw, a Sustainable Consumption Institute Scholar, who looked at holistic ways to evaluate the impact of the arts in community development.
She would welcome enquires from prospective postgraduate students interested in her fields of research.