2018-2019 Fellows

Caitlin McMullin

Dr. Caitlin McMullin recently completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham (UK), studying co-production (i.e. the collaboration in both the design and delivery of public services or projects) between citizens and professionals working in the non-profit sector in England and France. Her doctoral dissertation investigated the role of rules, practices and narratives in motivating different approaches to co-production in Sheffield and Lyon. Prior to this, she worked as a research assistant at Middlesex University researching public service social enterprises, and for Urban Forum, a membership organization of British community groups. She has published on public service innovation, the hybrid characteristics of non-profit organizations, co-production and community development.

Caitlin’s postdoctoral research project at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal takes her research forward by studying community co-production in Montreal – a unique context that exhibits a coexistence between an emphasis on community that parallels the English experience, as well as notions of solidarity and co-construction that are more in line with the cases previously studied in France. In particular, the project considers how local institutions, governance arrangements and conceptualizations of participation impact day-to-day collaborative practices in community development projects, with a view to developing a three city comparative study between Montreal, Sheffield and Lyon.

Selected publications

  • McMullin, Caitlin and Skelcher, C. "The impact of societal level institutional logics on hybridity: Evidence from nonprofit organizations in England and France", Voluntas, 2018.
  • McMullin, Caitlin. "Co-production and community development in France", in B. Verschuere, T. Brandsenand T. Steen (eds.), Co-production and co-creation: Engaging citizens in public service delivery, Routledge, 2018, p. 208-210.
  • McMullin, Caitlin and Needham, C. "Co-production and healthcare", in B. Verschuere, T. Brandsenand T. Steen (eds.), Co-production and co-creation: Engaging citizens in public service delivery, Routledge, 2018, p. 151-160.
  • Vickers, I., Lyon, F., Sepulveda, L. and McMullin, Caitlin. "Public service innovation and multiple institutional logics: The case of hybrid social enterprise providers of health and wellbeing", Research Policy, vol. 46, no10, 2017, p. 1755-1768.
  • Needham, C. and McMullin, Caitlin. "Coproduction", in A. Farazmand (ed.), Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance, Cham: Springer International Publishing, 2017, p. 1-6.

Jaimie Cudmore

BA (Double majors in Geography [Urban Systems] and International Development Studies), McGill University (2008); B. URP (Post-Baccalaureate), Ryerson University (2011); M. ARCH (Post-Professional, Urban Design and Housing), McGill University (2012)

This coming year, Jaimie Cudmore will be participating in CIRM as the BMO Doctoral Fellow in residence. Her research interests and specializations regroup community-engaged learning for design and planning pedagogy, spatial justice, intersectionality, transformative design, human geography, planning and cultural landscapes.

Jaimie Cudmore is a doctoral candidate at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University. Their work focuses on design education and transformative modes and sites of community-engaged learning. Her research explores professional and grassroots collaborations to promote civic literacy and engagement through storytelling and art. Currently, Cudmore is one of the coordinators for an action research project led by two non-profit organisations in Verdun, Montreal: Suspicious Fish, an intergenerational literacy and arts program, and a charitable umbrella organisation, Literacy Quebec, in partnership with the McGill University Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office , and the Desautels Faculty of Management. This project is working to create an off-campus, community-led learning place for students, community members of all ages, and other civic actors. Visit swstories.org to learn more.

Selected publications

  • Cudmore, J., Kong H., (lead), Luka N. and Dumas A., "Deliberative democracy and digital urban design in a Canadian city: The case of the McGill Online Design Studio", in Lindsedth C, Prins, J.E.J. and Guise Rosina M. (eds.), Digital democracy in a globalised world, London, Edward Elgar, 2017.
  • Cudmore, J., Luka N., Gendron P-É. and Mikadze V., "Planning for the possible in the Quartier des spectacles", in Harel S, Thibert J, Lussier L., Le Quartier des spectacles et le chantier de l'imaginaire montréalais, Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, 2015.
  • Cudmore, J., Luka N., Bornstein L., Vachon G., Weinstock D. and Kong H., "Engaging reurbanism: Experiment with digitally-mediated community-based design in Canadian cities", Mediacity 5 Conference, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 2015.
  • Cudmore, J., "Considering graffiti as active ambiance in public space", in Ambiances in action: Proceedings of the 2nd International Congress on Ambiances, Ambiances in Action, 2nd International Congress on Ambiances, (633-638), International Ambiances Network, 2013.