"I love to see the spark of possibility when people truly begin to connect with each other. It’s magic!"

Katie Swann

MA Library and Information Studies

Community Engagement: Co-constructing Knowledge with Communities (Edinburgh University)

Katie Swann

A thoughtful and empathetic communicator with a varied career in local government and the third sector, Katie’s approach is based on engaging with communities and developing a trusting relationship that encourages debate and supports them to thrive.

Passionate about building connections between people, she creates welcoming and creative spaces that encourage honest and open dialogue.


Community groups & organisations
Creative problem solving
Event design & organisation
Community development
Family Learning


Literacy Programme Coordinator – Craigmillar Literacy Trust
Community Network Developer – Eden Project
Community Planning – City of Edinburgh Council 

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