Tabitha R Sims

Research Associate, conscientization : praxis intervention : phronesis : barefoot communities : community co-design : interaction design : user led service design

Joining ImaginationLancaster in January 2015, Tabitha is currently the Research Associate for Leapfrog, an AHRC funded 3 year project seeking to transform public service innovation by design. The overarching aim of the project is to develop new processes that allow all citizens to have the maximum possible creative input into the organisation and administration of their local environment.

Prior to joining ImaginationLancaster, Tabitha was involved in community based and formal education as a Lecturer Co-ordinator and Specialist Engagement Tutor, at organisations and institutions throughout North England and Scotland. Along side this, she has worked on several service user led action research projects and consultations with PCTs and Local Public Service providers, co-founded three community and barefoot organisations, and has maintained an active arts practice, performing and showing regularly.