I am a Research Fellow in the School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies, in the Faculty of Education. My research interests are in exploring the productive tensions between community-based and public sector ways of organising.
I am increasingly interested in exploring and developing theoretical and practical alternatives for public organising and appropriate creative and co-productive methodologies for researching and supporting these processes. My most recent project was Loneliness Connects Us (PI Batsleer, Co-I Duggan), a youth co-research project funded by the Co-op Foundation and developed in partnership with 42nd Street Manchester. The project supported a group of youth co-researchers to explore loneliness through a carousel of moving methods, which produced a series of research outputs including the immersive theatre performance ‘Missing’. Other projects include, Design Research Get Lost (PI Duggan, AHRC) a design-informed approach to self-organising processes amongst young people, and Sans Duty – Making Tax Visible, (PI Duggan, CCN+) which used a design fiction approach to imagining a fairer tax system in an everyday utopian community.
My other strand of work is researching public sector transformation, with an emphasis on collaboration, leadership and practices such as agile working. 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. Since then, I was 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 explored the re-organisation of Health and Social Care across Stockport over a two-year period. The evaluation followed 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.
JR. Duggan, J. Lindley, S. McNicol (2017). Near Future School: World building beyond a neoliberal present with participatory design fictions. Futures. 94, pp.15-23.
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.
S. Courtney (2017). Educational Leadership. In: Educational Leadership: Theorising Professional Practice in Neoliberal Times. Routledge, pp.27-41.
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 (2017). Fast-track leadership development programmes: The new microphilanthropy of future elites. HM. Gunter, D. Hall, MW. Apple. 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,
S. Bermingham, N. Charlier, F. Dagnino, J. Duggan, J. Earp, et al. (2013). Approaches to Collaborative Game-Making for Fostering 21st Century Skills. In: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 7TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON GAMES BASED LEARNING, VOLS 1 AND 2. Inst Super Engn Porto, Porto, PORTUGAL, 3/10/2013. pp.45-52.
Duggan, J. Articulation and assemblage: logics and biases in organising for collaboration. International Conference in Critical Management Studies, Manchester (July 2013)
Duggan, J. The socio-technological horizon of data as embodied experience. International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign (May 2013)
Duggan, J. and Piper, H. Interrupting the Immoral Panic around Child Abuse and Professional Touch: Thinking about Impact. International Conference of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign (May 2013)
Duggan, J. Questioning 'Collaboration': An English Local Authority's Approach to Institutionalising Collaboration in Children and Young People's Services. ECER, Cadiz (September 2012)
Duggan, J. 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. Questioning 'collaboration': a local authority's approach to institutionalising collaboration in children and young people's services. BERA, London (September 2011)
Duggan, J. 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. The co-production of sustainability and resilience in a northern mill town. Coprodnet Conference, University of Manchester (November 2010)
Duggan, J. 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. 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. 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. (Co-I) Batsleer J. (PI) Loneliness Connects Us. Co-op Foundation. £59.5K (2016-2018)
Duggan, J.R. (PI) Community Up: Exploring school-community relationships. Research consultancy. Achieve Together/ Teach First. £4.75K (2016)
Duggan, J.R. (Co-PI) and Rowley, H. (Co-PI) Stockport Family Innovation Programme. Project evaluation. Stockport MBC/ TNS BMRB/ DfE. £90K (2015-2017)
Duggan, J.R. (PI) Design Research Get Lost: an asset-based approach to support young people to self-organise. AHRC, £15K (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)