My professional background is in informal and community education, working with children, young people and adults in a wide variety of settings. I have worked as a Youth Worker in Bristol, London and Hong Kong and a Play Worker in Bristol and London (working with children through Save the Children on an all day visit scheme in Holloway Prison and with children from Gypsy and Traveler backgrounds via the London Gypsy Traveler Project). I have also worked extensively within the field of Drug Education and harm minimisation.
Since 1997 I have bee predominantly involved in the the field of professional education teaching and managing Undergraduate programmers leading to qualifications in Youth and Community Work across the UK and Ireland.
My research interests centre around Work with Young People, 'informal learning', 'professional formation' and 'identity and the social dimension of learning'.
I have recently contibuted as a central team memeber to the NP3 research project: http://edfutures.net/Main_Page
I am Programme Lead for Childhood and youth Studies (Undergraduate) which includes:
Q23 BA (Hons) Childhood and Youth Studies
Q55 BA (Hons) Youth Work
I also co-chair E102: Introduction to childhood studies and child psychology.
I have been the Lead academic consultant for the Open university on the filming of 'Old School with the Hairy Bikers'. form ore information click http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07bk61x
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