Public Engagement with Science; Risk Governance; Governance Change; Collaborative City-Building; Scholarship of Engagement
Dr. Kevin Jones is Associate Professor of Community Engagement and Public Policy.
Dr. Jones is an interdisciplinary social scientist researching adaptations to the social and environmental challenges which increasingly define today’s world. His research explores pathways to transformative change focusing on processes of institutional and governance innovation. A central element of this work involves the role of public expertise and citizenship engagement as prompts for reflexivity and for opening-up risk issues to more robust governance approaches.
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Some sample publications are included below.
Dr. Jones is currently supervising graduate students working on topics including: urban sustainability; participatory urbanism; urban agriculture and community gardening; and citizen engagement in environmental governance. Alongside supervisory activities in REES, Dr. Jones accepts graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts Community Engagement (MACE) program within the School of Public Health.If you are interested in working with Dr. Jones in your own graduate studies please feel free to send inquiries by email.