Our People: Elsie Whittington

Dr Elsie Whittington, Youth Co-Creation Lead

Dr Elsie Whittington is a youth researcher and practitioner.  Elsie is the Youth Co-creation Lead for the #BeeWell programme based at the GMCA.  She holds an Honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester.

Elsie’s work with young people prioritises youth centred and participatory methods.  She advocates for the importance of informal education and youth work approaches to support young people to develop competence and confidence.  Elsie works to bring young people together to learn about and discuss issues that affect them –  she has expertise in exploring complex and sensitive subjects with young people such as sexual consent, sexual exploitation, safeguarding and mental health.