Michelle Newman

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Research Interests

Children’s geographies, in particular those relating to the school environment and the emotional geographies of school; Relationship between people and the built environment; Community Arts and impacts on rural communities; Young people angagement with community, especially through music.

Biography

Dr Michelle Newman is a lecturer in human geography at Coventry University. Her recently completed PhD research concerned the development of a user-centred method for evaluating primary school environments. She has previously worked as a research assistant on an AHRC funded research project examining the participation of children and young people in the design of school environments

Research Interests

Dr Michelle Newman is a senior lecturer in human geography at Coventry University. Her teaching focuses on cultural geographies and geographies of marginalised groups. Her PhD research concerned the development of fit-for-purpose educational environments, developing a user-centred method for evaluating primary school environments. The PhD emphasised the development of research methods for ‘hard to reach’ groups such as children and adults with poor literacy skills. She has previously worked as a research assistant on an AHRC funded research project examining the participation of children and young people in the design of school environments. Her research interests include children’s geographies and geographies of marginalised groups. Previous work includes Coventry University funded project “Caught between Rock and a hard place: Young people’s involvement in a community music project as an early intervention strategy” that its aims to evaluate the social and health impacts of community music on the participants and on the wider community, focusing on intergenerational communication and trust, and the impact on mental and physical well-being of young people. Currently working with colleagues from Coventry University and the NRTF on Arts Council England funded project calledRural Touring Arts and Local Community Development: Understanding the Geographical Reach and Impact of Professional Rural Touring

 

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Research Output 2010 2018

assault
online survey
sexual violence
education
communication
music
medium-sized town
performance
musician
interview

Children representing themselves through photographs

Newman, M., Woodcock, A. & Dunhan, P. 2011 Small-scale Research in Primary Schools: A Reader for Learning and Professional Development. Safford, K., Stacey, M. & Hancock, R. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 70 -77 7 p.

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schoolchild
photography
school
masculinity
documentation

Activities 2005 2011

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BES internal conference

Newman, M. (Speaker)
6 Jul 20117 Jul 2011

Activity: Participation in conference

Ergonomics Association Annual Conference

Newman, M. (Speaker)
6 Apr 2009

Activity: Participation in conference

3rd International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

Newman, M. (Speaker)
2 Feb 2009

Activity: Participation in conference

Ergonomics Association Annual Conference

Newman, M. (Speaker)
6 Apr 2009

Activity: Participation in conference

RGS/IBG Annual Conference

Newman, M. (Speaker)
9 Aug 2008

Activity: Participation in conference