Suzanne is a Research Fellow in Social Inclusion and Community Engagement at The University of Central Lancashire. The research agenda, which is in partnership with the Samuel Lindow Foundation and The Centre for Citizenship and Community, is to work with communities to identify effective and sustainable means of increasing community capital. This expanding portfolio of research focuses on working-class, coastal communities, often regarded as being ‘left-behind’ and recently won a Golden Apple Award for ‘Best Community Initiative’ in 2019.
Suzanne is a community activist and passionate about equitable education. Suzanne is a governor at West Lakes Academy, a trustee of South Whitehaven Youth Partnership and is a member of our West Cumbria Grants Committee.