I am a Research Fellow in the Education, Leadership and Management Centre. I completed my PhD in 2012, 'A local authority initiative to foster a collaborative culture between organisations working with children and young persons' at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Profs. Mel Ainscow and Alan Dyson.
My research interests are broadly in the areas of collaboration and leadership in the public sector, especially in relation to processes of managerialisation and the ideology of managerialism. However, given that persuasive critiques already exist I am increasingly interested in exploring and developing theoretical and practical alternatives for public organising and appropriate methodologies for researching and supporting these processes. So far this work has included developing an online action research platform (Collaborative Action Research Platform), using a design fiction approach to imagining a fairer tax system in an everyday utopian community, and exploring a design-informed approach to self-organising processes amongst young people.
I am currently Co-PI for an Evaluation of Stockport Social Care Innovation Programme, subcontracted by TNS BRMB through funding secured from DfE. Using a theory of change approach, we will be tracking the re-organisation of Health and Social Care across Stockport over a two-year period. We are seeking to understand organisational change at a time of rapid reform in public services and, in particular, the adoption of restorative approaches and the impact upon vulnerable families.
Seth Crofts (in progress) The emerging professional identities of a group of aspiring nurse directors
Joanna Dennis (in progress) Together we stand: an exploration of the cooperative movement in education as a catalyst for change and resistance
Adam Wood (in progress) A School Building and its Social, Educational Context: Rethinking the possibilities of lived architecture
JR. Duggan, J. Lindley, S. McNicol (2016). Near Future School: World building beyond a neoliberal present with participatory design fictions. Futures.
JR. Duggan (2014). Critical friendship and critical orphanship. Management in Education. 28(1), pp.12-18.
JR. Duggan, H. Piper (2013). Interrupting the Immoral Panic Around Child Abuse and Professional Touch. International Review of Qualitative Research. 6(3), pp.440-459.
H. Piper, JR. Duggan, S. Rogers (2013). Managerial Discourse, Child Safeguarding, and the Elimination of Virtue from In Loco Parentis Relationships: An Example from Music Education. Power and Education. 5(3), pp.209-221.
JR. Duggan (2017). Leaders and the will of others: A Magical Marxist analysis of authentic leadership in one school’s engagement with the community. In: Educational Leadership Theorising Professional Practice in Neoliberal Times. Routledge,
JR. Duggan (2017). Fast-track leadership schemes as elite re-professionalising projects. In: Corporate Elites and the Reform of Public Education. Policy Press,
JR. Duggan, JR. Duggan (2017). Fast-track leadership development programmes: the new micro-philanthropy of future elites. In: Corporate Elites and the Reform of Public Education. Policy Press, pp.135-145.
JR. Duggan (2014). Embedded Research: Contextualizing Managerialization in a Local Authority. In: Education Policy Research Design and Practice at a Time of Rapid Reform. Bloomsbury Publishing,
Duggan, J. (2013) Articulation and assemblage: logics and biases in organising for collaboration. International Conference in Critical Management Studies, Manchester (July 2013)
Duggan, J. (2013) The socio-technological horizon of data as embodied experience. International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign (May 2013)
Duggan, J. and Piper, H. (2013) Interrupting the Immoral Panic around Child Abuse and Professional Touch: Thinking about Impact. International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign (May 2013)
Duggan, J. (2012) Questioning 'Collaboration': An English Local Authority's Approach to Institutionalising Collaboration in Children and Young People's Services. ECER, Cadiz (September 2012)
Duggan, J. (2012) Critical friend, critical nephew, critical orphan, research critical: embedded with initiative beneath the changes in a local authority. Embedded Researcher Conference, Manchester (June 2012)
Duggan, J. (2011) Questioning 'collaboration': a local authority's approach to institutionalising collaboration in children and young people's services. BERA, London (September 2011)
Duggan, J. (2011) Public management and governance for co-producing community resilience in the 'Big Society'. Coprodnet Symposium: Cutting the beast down to size: The Big Society in action, from Whitehall to community hall, Social Policy Association 2011: Bigger Societies, Smaller Governments? Lincoln (July 2011)
Duggan, J. (2010) The co-production of sustainability and resilience in a northern mill town. Coprodnet Conference, University of Manchester (November 2010)
Duggan, J. (2010) Using knowledge for social good: the ethics of knowledge exchange in the third sector. Workshop co-facilitated at Auril’s Annual Conference, Newcastle (October 2010)
Duggan, J. (2010) Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production of public services. Skype address to 'Co-creation, co-governance and peer-to-peer production of public services', Aalto University School of Art and Design, Finland (October 2010)
Duggan, J. (2010) Knotworking, system opacity and the potential of social network technology in children and young people's services BERA, University of Warwick (September 2010)
Duggan, J.R. (PI) Community Up: Exploring school-community relationships. Research consultancy. Achieve Together/ Teach First. £4,750. (2016)
Duggan, J.R. (Co-PI) and Rowley, H. (Co-PI) Stockport Family Innovation Programme. Project evaluation. Stockport MBC/ TNS BMRB/ DfE. £90,000. (2015-2017)
Duggan, J.R. (PI) Design Research Get Lost: an asset-based approach to support young people to self-organise, AHRC, £15,000. (2015)
McNicol, S. (PI) and Duggan, J.R. (Co-I), Book Trust: Schools Library Pack Evaluation. School Book Trust. £25,000. (2015)
Duggan, J.R. (PI) Sans Duty – Making Tax Visible, Communities and Culture Network Seed Fund. £4,000. (2014-2015)