Faithful Judgements Project Research Associate at PEALS (Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences) Research Centre, Newcastle University
Dr Jackie Haq MBE is Faithful Judgements Project Research Associate at PEALS (Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences) Research Centre, Newcastle University, exploring the role of religion in laypeople’s ethical evaluations of new reproductive and genetic technologies. her previous research on co-inquiry, co-production of knowledge and public engagement built on her longstanding commitment to achieving equality and social justice, working Jackie’s doctoral thesis (2006) ‘The Border and Boundaries of Social Cohesion’, critically examined the complexities of relationships within and between diverse communities through an ethnographic study of community responses to domestic and racial violence. Before university, Jackie was a community activist at local, regional and national levels, initiating, developing and implementing strategic, pragmatic and policy approaches to urban regeneration, through collective action. In 1992, Jackie was awarded the M.B.E. for ‘services to the community’ and the Jameson Award for ‘combating urban poverty’.