Imogen Bullen-Smith

Associate researcher

Imogen joined Social Life in January 2019 as an intern and then researcher. Since early 2020 she has worked as a freelance researcher/qualitative analyst; demonstrated experience using qualitative research methodologies; with a skill-set in social impact analysis and participatory social research. She has worked with Place Score (AUS), Social Network Institute (US), PublicVoice (NZ), CredibleMind (US), The Urban Advisory (NZ), Deer Industry New Zealand (NZ) and Joyous (NZ/US) as well as with Social LIfe.

Imogen came to Social Life with experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors; coupled with extensive involvement within student-led housing activism groups in Auckland. Having worked on large-scale projects at one of Auckland’s architectural firms as-well as undertaking a place-making internship in Christchurch – a city devastated by a series of earthquakes – Imogen has a keen passion in exploring how radical approaches to urban planning policy can mold the status quo narrative of planning policy into something new, radical and beneficial for all. 

Imogen carried out her undergraduate degree in Urban Planning & Design and a Master of Urban Planning (Research) at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.