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Personal profile

Research interests

  • Human rights- particularly children's human rights
  • Interpretive policy analysis
  • Social dimensions of town planning, particularly community engagement
  • Social justice
  • Spatial justice
  • Systematic reviewing and meta-analysis

Biography

Jenny Wood is a Research Associate in I-SPHERE, who joined the team in January 2017. She has undertaken research on homelessness policy, severe and multiple disadvantage, interventions to assist people facing homelessness, inclusive urban planning, and children’s human rights. Her methodological expertise lies in qualitative research (in-depth interviewing, focus groups, and working with children), with emerging skills in interpretive policy analysis, systematic reviewing and meta-analysis.  

Jenny contributes to a range of major I-SPHERE projects such as the Homelessness Monitor SeriesDestitution in the UK, Hard Edges Scotland, and a rapid systematic evidence review on what works to end rough sleeping. She also recently led the creation of An Evidence and Gap Map of Homelessness Interventions in collaboration with the Campbell Collaboration. Having completed her PhD in 2016 on children’s human rights and the Scottish Planning system, Jenny also writes about the spatial implications of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. She has delivered a range of community engagement sessions with children; training to policy-makers and practitioners; and presented an international keynote presentation. She is also Co-founder and Co-director of Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation ‘A Place in Childhood’ (APiC), and board member of Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts CIC. She has a keen interest in the Child Friendly City Movement and child-friendly town planning policy.

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Research Output

#ScotYouthandCOVID: Children and young people’s participation in crisis

Hamilton, J. & Wood, J., 24 Jul 2020, Edinburgh: A Place in Childhood. 37 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

Children as heterotopians: town planning with and for children

Wood, J., 3 Aug 2020, Place, Pedagogy and Play: Participation, Design and Research with Children. Khan, M., Bell, S. & Wood, J. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 165-179 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Conclusion

Khan, M., Wood, J. & Bell, S., 3 Aug 2020, Place, Pedagogy and Play: Participation, Design and Research with Children. Khan, M., Bell, S. & Wood, J. (eds.). Routledge, p. 222-229 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Introduction

    Bell, S., Khan, M. & Wood, J., 3 Aug 2020, Place, Pedagogy and Play: Participation, Design and Research with Children. Khan, M., Bell, S. & Wood, J. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Place, pedagogy and play: Participation, design and research with children

    Khan, M. (ed.), Bell, S. (ed.) & Wood, J. (ed.), 2020, 1 ed. London: Routledge. 248 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Activities

    • 7 Invited talk
    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 2 Oral presentation
    • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

    Planning for Children's Rights and the Child Friendly City

    Jenny Wood (Speaker)

    3 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Towards the Child Friendly City

    Jenny Wood (Member of programme committee)

    27 Nov 201929 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Children's Rights and Public Space - The role of town planning

    Jenny Wood (Speaker)

    15 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Parks for the Planet Forum

    Jenny Wood (Participant)

    30 May 20194 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Children's rights and public space in Scotland

    Jenny Wood (Speaker)

    18 May 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk