Dr Jason Slade

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Research Associate

+44 114 222 6922

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Dr Jason Slade
Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Room D7a
Geography and Planning Building
Winter Street
S3 7ND

I am currently working on the AHRC-funded project, ‘Responding to and modelling the impact of COVID-19 for Sheffield’s Cultural Ecology’, having returned to the department in September 2018 as a Research Associate on the ESRC-funded Working in the Public Interest project.

Previously, I completed my PhD in the department on the role of narrative/storytelling in planning, particularly its efficacy for facilitating inclusion and democracy in grassroots contexts. The PhD won an RTPI research award in 2018. The research was closely linked to my involvement with the Westfield Action Research Project (WARP), which saw staff and students in the department supporting community-led planning efforts in the city.

In 2015 colleagues and I were jointly awarded a Senate Award for Learning and Teaching for WARP, in the category of Collaborative Activities.

I have previous work experience in local government and in student support, and previous voluntary experience of working with young refugees and asylum seekers.

Research interests

I have broad research interests in the fields of planning and planning theory, encompassing commercialisation in contemporary practice, storytelling/narrative, action research, public participation, community-led planning and planning education.


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