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 four PhD students: Eben le Roux , a Commonwealth scholar looking at reflective practice in the context of local government in South Africa, 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; Julie Crawshaw, looking at holistic ways to evaluate the impact of the arts in community development; and Job Kleijn, who is carrying out a longitudinal study into the changing paradigm of participation in international development, in parallel with his roles as Diplomat/ First Secretary for Development, Water and Environment, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Sana'a, Yemen and Chairman of the Donor Coordination Group Water (World Bank, DFID, Germany, Netherlands) for the Yemen.
She would welcome enquires from prospective postgraduate students interested in her fields of research.