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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 2017

All in all it is just a judgement call

Brady, G., Lowe, P., Brown, G., Osmond, J. & Newman, M. 4 Jul 2017 In : Journal of Youth Studies. (in press), p. (in press) 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

people
understanding
activity
education
assault
rock music
woman
music
girl
adult

Exploring young people's understanding of sexual consent

Osmond, J., Brady, G., Brown, G., Newman, M. & Lowe, P. 2014

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Misunderstood and Missing: (Mis)representations of Travellers in the Media

Newman, M. 8 Jan 2014

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

child
schoolchild
image
school
research

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

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)
22 Apr 200823 Apr 2008

Activity: Participation in conference