UCL Institute for Global Prosperity


New UCL Citizen Science Academy project with Westway Trust

New UCL Citizen Science Academy project to investigate prosperity in North Kensington

citizen scientists in North Kensington

21 July 2023

This project brings together 8 citizen scientists to research what the local residents of North Kensington perceive a ‘good life’ to mean to them. Using qualitative research methods including walking ethnographies, photo-elicitation interviews, and sensory mapping, the citizen scientists will use story-telling techniques to identify and share findings about what makes a good life in North Kensington, and how this could be improved.

This UCL Citizen Science Academy project is a collaboration between the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL, The University of Manchester and the Westway Trust team in North Kensington, London. It is funded as part of a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship led by Dr Constance Smith (Social Anthropology, The University of Manchester). The findings will be used to inform how the Westway Trust works with local residents.