Jaqueline Shaw, PhD.

Jackie Shaw is researcher at the Institute of Development Studies, Ubniversity of Sussex and a trustee of Real Time Video. She has been specialising in the use of video to catalyse and mediate social processes since 1984. She is author of Participatory video (Shaw and Robertson, 1997), a comprehensive guide to the approach, and Beyond Empowerment Inspiration: Interrogating the Gap between the Ideals and Practice Reality of Participatory Video (Shaw 2012) in the Handbook of Participatory Video . She regularly provides methodological training, and project and consultancy services for private and public sector organisations both in the UK and internationally.
In June 2012, Jackie completed a PhD at the Institute of Social Psychology, LSE. Her research interests lie in developing a contextualised and critically nuanced understanding of participatory video, and her thesis develops a theoretical framework for practice as an iteratively evolving interactive process negotiated between possibility and constraint.
Jackie has recently convened a programme of visual processes in the 'Participate’ project for the Institute of Development Studies , University of Sussex. The purpose was to support some of the poorest and most marginalised communities worldwide in using participatory video as action research process on how positive change can happen in context and what prevents it. This research extended visual methodology through exploring how ground-level processes can bridge the gap to influence UN policy making in the post 2015 deliberations.