Fiona Garven (continued)

Fiona’s main areas of focus are community engagement, building community capacity and community-led approaches to health. Fiona has a background in community learning and development and has many years’ experience of implementing community development approaches across several sectors. Her current work includes action research into coproduction and assets based approaches, support to community-led regeneration, democratic renewal and policy advice on community development approaches to public service reform. Her main interest lies in evidencing and profiling the benefits of community development methodology in order to create strong, healthy and equal communities.


She is a Non-Executive Director of Irvine Housing Association, a member of the Community Learning and Development Standards Council for Scotland’s Executive Committee and a Trustee of the Fred Edwards Trust.