Dr Sinead Gormally

  • Senior Lecturer in Community Development and Adult Education (Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education)

telephone: 0141 330 2401
email: Sinead.Gormally@glasgow.ac.uk

Biography

I am currently -

  • Senior Lecturer in Commuity Development and Adult Education
  • Programme Leader of BA Community Development

(www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/communitydevelopment/)

I am a qualified practitioner who has experience of working within the UK and abroad. My practice has included youth work, education and community development in areas of conflict.

I graduated from the University of Glasgow in Politics and Sociology before moving to the University of Strathclyde and completing postraduate studies in Community Education. My PhD examined the relationship between youth gangs and their local communities.

My academic teaching and research focuses on Community Development, Youth Work, Social Justice as well as Equality and Rights-based work. 

Research interests

My research is focused broadly within the fields of Youth Work and Communtiy Development. Recently I have undertaken work in a number of areas specifically relating to young people and communities, including-

  • Social Justice and Equality practice and policy
  • Youth work and community development as emancipatory praxis
  • The impact of Brexit on youth work
  • Domestic abuse
  • Coercive control
  • Youth justice

 

My current work critically questions how we re-assert the emancipatory purpose of youth and community work; ideas which are developed with Dr. Coburn in our forthoming book entitled 'Social Change: Practicing Equality and Social Justice in Youth and Community Work'.

Grants

An Exploration of Domestic Abuse Patterns and Service Provision in Humberside.

  • Commissioned by Humberside Police to explore whether there was an increase in the severity of domestic abuse cases happening across the region (with Dr. Brenan, Ms. Burton and Dr. O'Leary, University of Hull)

Women's Aid - Evaluation of Children and Young People's Service.

  •  Using participatory methodologies, explored the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people in Glasgow (with Dr. Coburn, UWS)

Foundations for Peace Evaluation, The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

  • Evaluation of the Foundations for Peace youth initiatives programme, which works across the world in areas of conflict

Wave Evaluation, Justice Associates, Northern Ireland

  • Evaluation of Wave’s EU Peace III funded ‘Back to the Future Project’ which included interviews with young people and their parents who had been negatively affected by the conflict in Northern Ireland 

Women’s Aid Evaluation of Children and Young People’s Service, The centre for Youth Work Studies at the University of Strathclyde

  • Used participatory methods, including film, to engage with young people who had been victims of domestic abuse and conducted interviews with partners and staff of WA (with Dr. Coburn, UWS)

YouthBank Evaluation, The centre for Youth Work Studies at the University of Strathclyde

  • Interviewing young people on their views of YouthBanks (with Mr. Wallace, UWS)

Publications

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Number of items: 30.

2017

Cleaver, E., Wills, D., Gormally, S. , Grey, D., Johnson, C. and Rippingale, J. (2017) Connecting research and teaching through curricular and pedagogic design: from theory to practice in disciplinary approaches to connecting the higher education curriculum. In: Fung, D. (ed.) A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education. UCL Press. ISBN 9781911576334 (In Press)

2016

Brennan, I., Burton, V., Gormally, S. and O'Leary, N. J. M. (2016) An Exploration of Domestic Abuse Patterns and Service Provision in Humberside. Project Report. University of Hull.

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2016) The Voluntary Principle in Youth Work. In: In Defence of Youth Work Campaign, Birmingham, UK, 2016,

2015

Cooper, C., Gormally, S. and Hughes, G. (Eds.) (2015) Socially-Just, Radical Alternatives for Education and Youth Work Practice: Re-Imagining Ways of Working with Young People. Palgrave Macmillan: Basinstoke. ISBN 9781137393586

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2015) Clydebank Women’s Aid Youth Service: Responding to Young People whose Lives Have Been Impacted by Domestic Abuse. Project Report. University of West of Scotland and University of Hull.

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2015) Youth Work as Emancipatory Practice. In: Journal of Youth Studies Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 March - 1 Apr 2015,

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2015) Emancipatory praxis: a social-justice approach to equality work. In: Socially-Just, Radical Alternatives for Education and Youth Work Practice: Re-Imagining Ways of Working with Young People. Palgrave Macmillan: Basinstoke, pp. 65-84. ISBN 9781137393586 (doi:10.1057/9781137393593_4)

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2015) Youth work in schools. In: Bright, G. (ed.) Youth Work: Histories, Policy and Contexts. Palgrave Macmillan: Basinstoke. ISBN 9781137434395

Gormally, S. (2015) 'I've been there, done that...: A study of youth gang desistancr. Youth Justice, 15(2), pp. 148-165. (doi:10.1177/1473225414549679)

2014

Hughes, G., Cooper, C., Gormally, S. and Rippingale, J. (2014) The state of youth work in austerity England – reclaiming the ability to ‘care’. Youth and Policy, 113, pp. 1-14.

Gormally, S. and Coburn, A. (2014) Finding Nexus: connecting youth work and research practices. British Educational Research Journal, 40(5), pp. 869-885. (doi:10.1002/berj.3118)

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2014) ‘They know what you are going through’: a service response to young people who have experienced the impact of domestic abuse. Journal of Youth Studies, 17(5), pp. 642-663. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2013.844779)

Deuchar, R., Miller, J. and Gormally, S. (2014) The Impact of Aberlour Youthpoint’s Detached Streetwork and Youth Service Programme on the Building of Social Capital among Children and Young People in Glasgow. Project Report. Childcare Aberlour Trust/Big Lottery.

Gormally, S. (2014) The complexities, contradictions and consequences of being ‘anti-social’ in Northern Ireland. In: Pickard, S. (ed.) Anti-Social Behaviour in Britain: Victorian and Contemporary Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: Basinstoke, pp. 179-191. ISBN 9781137399304

2013

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2013) Building Blocks to Alternative Discourse: Salutogenic Relationships in Youth Work. In: The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work (TAG), Maynooth, Ireland, 2013,

Gormally, S. (2013) The Complexities, Contradictions and Consequences of Being ‘Anti-Social’ in Northern Ireland. In: New Agendas on Youth and Young Adulthoods: Youth Studies Conference, Glasgow, UK, 8-10 Apr 2013,

Gormally, S. (2013) A Social Justice Approach to Community Development Social Justice Philanthropy: Implications for Practice and Policy. In: National Council for Voluntary Organisations, London, UK, 2013,

2012

Gormally, S. (2012) A social justice approach to community development. Working for Change: The Irish Journal of Community Work, 3,

Gormally, S. and Deuchar, R. (2012) Somewhere between distrust and dependence: young people, the police and anti-social behaviour management within marginalised communities. International Journal on School Dissatisfaction, 9(1), pp. 51-66. (doi:10.18546/IJSD.09.1.05)

Deuchar, R. and Gormally, S. (2012) In the Space of an Hour or Something, You’ve Been Stopped and Searched About Six Times. In: Youth in Crisis Conference, Paisley, Scotland, 21-22 Feb 2012,

Gormally, S. and Coburn, A. (2012) They Know What You are Going Through’: Providing Support and Preventing Isolation Among Young People who Have Experienced the Impact of Domestic Abuse. In: Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, 2012,

Gormally, S. and Sercombe, H. (2012) Defending Your People: The Role of Street Gangs in Maintaining the Integrity of Economically Deprived Communities. In: Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, 2012,

Gormally, S. and Sercombe, H. (2012) Defending Your People: The Role of Street Gangs in Maintaining the Integrity of Economically Deprived Communities. In: Youth in Crisis Conference, Paisley, Scotland, 21-22 Feb 2012,

Gormally, S. (2012) Social Justice and Poverty (Panel Paper). In: Youth in Crisis Conference, Paisley, Scotland, 21-22 Feb 2012,

2011

Cobrun, A. and Gormally, S. (2011) Providing Support and Preventing Isolation: An Evaluation of Clydebank Women’s Aid Children and Young People’s Service. Project Report. University of Strathclyde.

Gormally, B. and Gormally, S. (2011) Evaluation of Wave’s EU Peace III funded ‘Back to the Future Project’. Project Report. Justice Associates.

2010

Deuchar, R. and Gormally, S. (2010) Exploring the Lives, Relationships and Views of Young People who Identify with Gang Membership on One Area of Glasgow. In: Annual British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow, UK, 7-9 Apr 2010,

Gormally, S. (2010) What is the Agreement Between Youth Gangs and Their Local Communities? In: Annual British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow, UK, 7-9 Apr 2010,

Gormally, S. (2010) Young People being able to approach other young people to help themselves and each other”: An examination of how YouthBanks empower young people. Journal of Youth Work: Research and Positive Practices in Work with Young People, 3, pp. 29-46.

2009

Wallace, D. and Gormally, S. (2009) Making a Difference: YouthBank Evaluation Report. Project Report. University of Strathclyde.

This list was generated on Thu Jul 27 19:27:35 2017 BST.
Number of items: 30.

Articles

Gormally, S. (2015) 'I've been there, done that...: A study of youth gang desistancr. Youth Justice, 15(2), pp. 148-165. (doi:10.1177/1473225414549679)

Hughes, G., Cooper, C., Gormally, S. and Rippingale, J. (2014) The state of youth work in austerity England – reclaiming the ability to ‘care’. Youth and Policy, 113, pp. 1-14.

Gormally, S. and Coburn, A. (2014) Finding Nexus: connecting youth work and research practices. British Educational Research Journal, 40(5), pp. 869-885. (doi:10.1002/berj.3118)

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2014) ‘They know what you are going through’: a service response to young people who have experienced the impact of domestic abuse. Journal of Youth Studies, 17(5), pp. 642-663. (doi:10.1080/13676261.2013.844779)

Gormally, S. (2012) A social justice approach to community development. Working for Change: The Irish Journal of Community Work, 3,

Gormally, S. and Deuchar, R. (2012) Somewhere between distrust and dependence: young people, the police and anti-social behaviour management within marginalised communities. International Journal on School Dissatisfaction, 9(1), pp. 51-66. (doi:10.18546/IJSD.09.1.05)

Gormally, S. (2010) Young People being able to approach other young people to help themselves and each other”: An examination of how YouthBanks empower young people. Journal of Youth Work: Research and Positive Practices in Work with Young People, 3, pp. 29-46.

Book Sections

Cleaver, E., Wills, D., Gormally, S. , Grey, D., Johnson, C. and Rippingale, J. (2017) Connecting research and teaching through curricular and pedagogic design: from theory to practice in disciplinary approaches to connecting the higher education curriculum. In: Fung, D. (ed.) A Connected Curriculum for Higher Education. UCL Press. ISBN 9781911576334 (In Press)

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2015) Emancipatory praxis: a social-justice approach to equality work. In: Socially-Just, Radical Alternatives for Education and Youth Work Practice: Re-Imagining Ways of Working with Young People. Palgrave Macmillan: Basinstoke, pp. 65-84. ISBN 9781137393586 (doi:10.1057/9781137393593_4)

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2015) Youth work in schools. In: Bright, G. (ed.) Youth Work: Histories, Policy and Contexts. Palgrave Macmillan: Basinstoke. ISBN 9781137434395

Gormally, S. (2014) The complexities, contradictions and consequences of being ‘anti-social’ in Northern Ireland. In: Pickard, S. (ed.) Anti-Social Behaviour in Britain: Victorian and Contemporary Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan: Basinstoke, pp. 179-191. ISBN 9781137399304

Edited Books

Cooper, C., Gormally, S. and Hughes, G. (Eds.) (2015) Socially-Just, Radical Alternatives for Education and Youth Work Practice: Re-Imagining Ways of Working with Young People. Palgrave Macmillan: Basinstoke. ISBN 9781137393586

Research Reports or Papers

Brennan, I., Burton, V., Gormally, S. and O'Leary, N. J. M. (2016) An Exploration of Domestic Abuse Patterns and Service Provision in Humberside. Project Report. University of Hull.

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2015) Clydebank Women’s Aid Youth Service: Responding to Young People whose Lives Have Been Impacted by Domestic Abuse. Project Report. University of West of Scotland and University of Hull.

Deuchar, R., Miller, J. and Gormally, S. (2014) The Impact of Aberlour Youthpoint’s Detached Streetwork and Youth Service Programme on the Building of Social Capital among Children and Young People in Glasgow. Project Report. Childcare Aberlour Trust/Big Lottery.

Cobrun, A. and Gormally, S. (2011) Providing Support and Preventing Isolation: An Evaluation of Clydebank Women’s Aid Children and Young People’s Service. Project Report. University of Strathclyde.

Gormally, B. and Gormally, S. (2011) Evaluation of Wave’s EU Peace III funded ‘Back to the Future Project’. Project Report. Justice Associates.

Wallace, D. and Gormally, S. (2009) Making a Difference: YouthBank Evaluation Report. Project Report. University of Strathclyde.

Conference Proceedings

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2016) The Voluntary Principle in Youth Work. In: In Defence of Youth Work Campaign, Birmingham, UK, 2016,

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2015) Youth Work as Emancipatory Practice. In: Journal of Youth Studies Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 30 March - 1 Apr 2015,

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2013) Building Blocks to Alternative Discourse: Salutogenic Relationships in Youth Work. In: The Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work (TAG), Maynooth, Ireland, 2013,

Gormally, S. (2013) The Complexities, Contradictions and Consequences of Being ‘Anti-Social’ in Northern Ireland. In: New Agendas on Youth and Young Adulthoods: Youth Studies Conference, Glasgow, UK, 8-10 Apr 2013,

Gormally, S. (2013) A Social Justice Approach to Community Development Social Justice Philanthropy: Implications for Practice and Policy. In: National Council for Voluntary Organisations, London, UK, 2013,

Deuchar, R. and Gormally, S. (2012) In the Space of an Hour or Something, You’ve Been Stopped and Searched About Six Times. In: Youth in Crisis Conference, Paisley, Scotland, 21-22 Feb 2012,

Gormally, S. and Coburn, A. (2012) They Know What You are Going Through’: Providing Support and Preventing Isolation Among Young People who Have Experienced the Impact of Domestic Abuse. In: Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, 2012,

Gormally, S. and Sercombe, H. (2012) Defending Your People: The Role of Street Gangs in Maintaining the Integrity of Economically Deprived Communities. In: Maynooth International Youth Studies Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, 2012,

Gormally, S. and Sercombe, H. (2012) Defending Your People: The Role of Street Gangs in Maintaining the Integrity of Economically Deprived Communities. In: Youth in Crisis Conference, Paisley, Scotland, 21-22 Feb 2012,

Gormally, S. (2012) Social Justice and Poverty (Panel Paper). In: Youth in Crisis Conference, Paisley, Scotland, 21-22 Feb 2012,

Deuchar, R. and Gormally, S. (2010) Exploring the Lives, Relationships and Views of Young People who Identify with Gang Membership on One Area of Glasgow. In: Annual British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow, UK, 7-9 Apr 2010,

Gormally, S. (2010) What is the Agreement Between Youth Gangs and Their Local Communities? In: Annual British Sociological Association Conference, Glasgow, UK, 7-9 Apr 2010,

This list was generated on Thu Jul 27 19:27:35 2017 BST.