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Mike Aiken

Mike’s worked with IVAR since 2004 on projects concerned with community development, advocacy, state/third sector representation mechanisms, community participation, impact and measurement, and community asset ownership. 

Previous work: Mike has designed and delivered short courses at international universities and across the UK. He’s worked in the sector for over 20 years at the Development Trusts Association, Community Matters and SCADU and remains active in local community action, national networks and campaigns. 

Other interests: Mike holds an MA in Social Policy and a PhD from the Open University he remains a Visiting Research Fellow. He is an active member of the VSSN (UK), Social Policy Association Action Research Network (CARN) and European Social Enterprise Research Network (EMES, Belgium). 

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