The Odd Team is led by our Principal Investigator Rachel Holmes, professor at ESRI, Manchester Metropolitan University who leads the Children and Childhood Research Group.
Our Co-Investigators are:
Amanda Ravetz, a visual anthropologist with research interests and expertise in the interdisciplinary connections between anthropology and art/design.
Becky Shaw, an artist and educator committed to ’the messy space between the two’, whose work explores the relationship between individual and society through live art works made in care, education, industry and infrastructure
Kate Pahl, whose research explores the intersections between arts methodologies and community cohesion, drawing on the knowledge within communities to work together to produce living knowledge.
Steve Pool, a visual artist helping people realise ideas, often through making physical objects or changing environments. He has an interested in stories, space and co-produced research. He is involved in a range of projects that are
concerned with making change with a focus on the role of the artist within society.
Jo Ray is an artist, lecturer and researcher, Jo makes site responsive work in relation to places, people, and their practices.
The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and in addition to Alma Park primary school, the research has a number of project partners, including the National Children’s Bureau the Anti-Bullying Alliance and Catalyst Psychology.
The processes and outcomes of the project will inform the training of healthcare and education professionals, contribute to anti-bullying and inclusion policies and school improvement agendas in school and develop protocols for interdisciplinary working in qualitative research.
If you would like to get involved, have any questions about the project,
or would like to share your experience of oddness please get in touch