Dr Edward Beggan
- Lecturer in Community Development (School of Education)
The University of Glasgow
Edward is a full-time lecturer at University of Glasgow who, as a professional youth work practitioner for over ten years, has engaged in multiple experiences within community environments. This includes working in youth clubs, detached work, schools, hospitals and prisons alluding to the belief that youth work need not be confined to one particular geographical area, context or setting. His practice is based on empowerment and youth engagement and has extended experience in working with young people of all ages. Edward is registered with the CLD standards council for Scotland and a member of the Scottish Youth Work Steering Group.
Edward graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a 1st class BA (Hons) in Community Education. His undergraduate research dissertation examined creative arts through a critical pedagogical lens to consider how people with addictions engaged with animation and music which helped them to give narrative to their human voices. He gained a Masters degree from the Glasgow School of Art where the focus of his research was on the sound environment of prison and the impact this had on inmates. Edward completed his PhD from University of West of Scotland in 2019, which explored young people’s perspectives of learning through Creative Arts Youth Work. Edward is currently researching the relationships between formal, informal and youth work education aligning his interest with creative arts and how young people learn within different educational contexts.