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Dr Joanne Tippett - personal details

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Role: Lecturer in Spatial Planning

Tel: 0161 306-6437




Dr. Joanne Tippett is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Planning and Landscape, School of Environment and Development at the University of Manchester. Her research is based in the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology.

She is also the Founder of Ketso, a social enterprise spin off. In 2013 Ketso was awarded a commendation by the Royal Town Planning Institute for 'positive contribution to community engagement'. See for more information.

Joanne was awarded an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2004/5 and was short listed for the ESRC Michael Young Prize in 2007, which is awarded for "exceptional promise and the potential for impact of the applicant's work". She received a commendation in recognition of submitting an excellent business plan for the social enterprise start-up, Ketso to the prestigious Research Council UK's Business Plan Competition in 2008. Her work was short-listed for the UK Sustainable Development Commissions Breakthrough Ideas for the 21st Century.

Joanne holds a PhD from the University of Manchester (ESRC-CASE award with the Mersey Basin Campaign) and Chartered Environmentalist Status as a Member of the Institution of Environmental Sciences. She holds a Diploma in Permaculture Design and a Masters Degree in Social Research Methods.

Joanne began working in the field of community participation in ecological planning in 1993, working with rural communities in Southern Africa. She ran the Creative Futures workshops that engaged community participation in the plan for regenerating Moston Vale, in North Manchester, which subsequently received 1.7 million funding from the Newlands project. She has run stakeholder workshops for organisations including: The Environment Agency, Manchester City Council, the National Association of Gifted Children, Hewlett Packard, Milliken Industrials and Robert Mondavi Winery.