Sophie's Action Research

I will be using these pages to trace some of my research, readings and investigations on the subject of my PhD: the relationship between cultural democracy and the commissioning of art to effect social change

Use the links on the right to navigate through the sections.

Contact me if you have any feedback, comments or connections to suggest, or if you would like to read more about the specific sections: as I have not published everything here:


I am doing my practice based PhD in the School of Continuing Education in the Lifelong Learning Faculty at Birkbeck College. My supervisors are Dr. Cameron Cartiere, Dr. Isabelle Fremeaux and Dr. Anne Douglas. I would also like to thank Prof. Malcolm Miles for his support. I have received an AHRC award over three years and aim to hand in my PhD by October 2010.


Talks and workshops: