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Community Organisation Group

Researching community organisation, self-organisation and development within Third Sector organisations, multi-agency networks and community groups.  Research areas include: active citizenship learning and organisation within communities, organisational responses to health inequalities and well-being, community operational research, community enterprise and marketing and finance in developing communities.                                                                         

What are we Doing?

The Community Organisation Research group focuses on community-based research in Active Citizenship, Wellbeing and Community Development.  We have led National and International work on community-based learning, community-university partnerships and strengthening civil society.


Why is it important?

Business Schools, and community-based research more generally, are both increasingly being recognised by Policy-makers and Practitioners as having an important role to play in supporting Third Sector, voluntary and community organisations.  This research is part of the commitment the University, College and Business School makes to be an active part of local, national and international communities and to create impact within society through research.  It is also part of the School’s wider agenda of ‘Responsible Business’ and of engagement with the wider Business Sector, including Third Sector and non-profit organisations.


How are we different?

We build community partnerships e.g. with community-learning providers, health partners, social enterprises and community groups to foster community engagement and to co-develop research that incorporates community issues and concerns within wider debates.



Academic Staff

Dr Rebecca Herron Reader
Zoraida Mendiwelso-Bendek 

Senior Research Fellow in Citizenship

Dr Jennifer Jackson 

Research Fellow in Community Issues and Health 

Dr Eliseo Vilalta Perdomo

Senior Lecturer


Academic Staff (Associate)


Prof Marj Mayo 

Goldsmiths University

Martin Hodgkinson 

Carlton House Consultancy

Dr Jane Watts 


Professor Agustin Domingo 

University of Valencia

Dr Gabi Recknagel 

Take Part Network

Thomasin Nicholds 

Childrens Links

Paul Carrick 

Lincoln City 

Dr Jan Schuurman 

Max Planck Institute 

Robin Wright 

Trustee of Magna Vitae

Fr Jonathan Sibley     Facilitator of the Social Issues in the Fens network.

Research PGs


Kevin Burt 

PhD Student

Omar Hajjawi 

PhD Student

Terry Miller

PhD Student

Marina Roshchupkina 

PhD Student 

Yufan Wu

PhD Student 
Lincoln International Business School. University of Lincoln, Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln. LN5 7AT