Hayley is a Project Consultant, Participatory Researcher and Creative Facilitator, with experience of working in (digital) arts, research, formal and informal education and community development. She has keen focus on using technology to enhance people’s lives, develop skills and capacity (at both individual and organisational levels), and to address social and cultural inequalities. Her specialisms include project management and facilitation.
Outside of her freelance work, Hayley works for People’s Voice Media and oversees the delivery of their UK and European research, innovation, civic engagement, education and co-production projects. As well as strategically leading the organisation and its development, Hayley is a core part of the facilitation team that uses storytelling practices to support people to have a voice on the issues that are pertinent to them, equipping them with the skills to use narratives of lived experiences to create social change.
She also has a PhD in the field of media convergence, awarded by the University of Liverpool and has a number of publications relating both to this area of study as well as her current practice.
- Trowbridge, Hayley and Michael, Willoughby. 2020. ‘Connecting Voices, Challenging Perspectives and Catalysing Change: Using storytelling as a tool for co-creation in public services across Europe’ in CESCI Cross-Border Review Yearbook, James Scott (ed). Central European Service For Cross-Border Initiatives.
- Giorgi Rossi P (et al). 2020. Describing the Process and Tools Adopted to Co-create a Smartphone App for Obesity Prevention in Childhood: Mixed Method Study in JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 8(6):e16165.