Dr Louise Sheridan

  • Senior Lecturer (People, Place & Social Change)

telephone: 01413301818
email: Louise.Sheridan@glasgow.ac.uk

375a, St Andrew's Building, Glasgow, G3 6NH

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8453-2466

Biography

As a member of the People, Place and Social Change Research and Teaching Group, I teach across both BA (hons) Community Development and the PgDip/MEd Adult Learning, Community Development and Youth Work. Courses include: Space, Place and Community, Community Development Practice, Approaches and Applied Research and Community-Based Group Work.

As a former youth and community worker, I worked with young carers, young people who are care-experiences and young people involved in community development and youth participation. My doctoral study looked at the experiences of young people and youth workers involved in youth participation practice in North Ayrshire. The study celebrated the commitment and passion of young people and youth workers and highlights the positive transformation that happens through involvement in a range of experiences and opportunities. 

I am passionate about ensuring a very positive experience for students on all of the courses on which I teach. I am heavily influenced by the work of Paulo Freire, both in what I teach and the way in which I teach. I am keen to explore and capture my practice as a lecturer and contribute to the body of literature and research on the scholarship of learning and teaching.  

Research interests

Research interests

  • My doctoral research looked at the lived experiences of young people and youth workers involved in Youth Participation Practice in North Ayrshire, Scotland. Paulo Freire's theories and principles were used as the theorectical framework for the piece.                             
  • I am interested in examining the impact of taking a value-led approach to community development practice for graduates from the BA (Hons) Community Development at the University of Glasgow.

Voluntary Work:

I am the former Chair Person for Friends of Gartcosh, a voluntary organisation that I helped to establish. Part of this work involved building a community garden, which is growing from strength-to-strength and is supported by an increasing number of community members.

Publications

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2023

Sheridan, L. (2023) The XXXX Game. 16th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 13 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.19326065) (Unpublished)

2021

Sheridan, L. (2021) Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton (eds) (2019) Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 12(3), pp. 1-3. [Book Review]

Sheridan, L. and Mungai, M. (2021) Teacher-student reflections: a critical conversation about values and cultural awareness in community development work, and implications for teaching and practice. Education Sciences, 11(9), 526. (doi: 10.3390/educsci11090526)

2020

Sheridan, L. A. (2020) Community development - a value-driven affair. Radical Community Work Journal, 4(2),

2019

Sheridan, L. , Martin, H. and McDonald, A. (2019) Community Development Jigsaw. World Community Development Conference 2019 (wcdc2019), Dundee, Scotland, 24-26 Jun 2019. (Unpublished)

Sheridan, L. (2019) Being an adult learner in austere times: exploring the contexts of higher, further and community education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 38(4), pp. 478-480. (doi: 10.1080/02601370.2019.1615209)[Book Review]

2018

Sheridan, L. (2018) What Freire means to me. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 9(3), pp. 48-51.

Sheridan, L. (2018) What's Love Got To Do With It? Youth Participation in North Ayrshire. Transformative Youth Work International Conference, Plymouth, UK, 04-06 Sep 2018. (Unpublished)

Sheridan, L. (2018) From Brazil with love youth participation practice in Scotland. In: Melling, A. and Pilkington, R. (eds.) Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 105-116. ISBN 9781137542496 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-54250-2_8)

2012

Sheridan, L. and Martin, H. (2012) Values into practice - whatever the odds. In: Jones, P., Storan, J., Hudson, A. and Braham, J. (eds.) Lifelong Learning and Community Development. FACE Publications: London, pp. 29-42. ISBN 9781905858293

2011

Sheridan, L. and Martin, H. (2011) Values into practice - whatever the odds. In: FACE Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 29 June - 1 July 2011,

2006

Sheridan, L. (2006) Not just doing time. Adults Learning, 17(9), pp. 18-19.

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Articles

Sheridan, L. and Mungai, M. (2021) Teacher-student reflections: a critical conversation about values and cultural awareness in community development work, and implications for teaching and practice. Education Sciences, 11(9), 526. (doi: 10.3390/educsci11090526)

Sheridan, L. A. (2020) Community development - a value-driven affair. Radical Community Work Journal, 4(2),

Sheridan, L. (2018) What Freire means to me. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 9(3), pp. 48-51.

Sheridan, L. (2006) Not just doing time. Adults Learning, 17(9), pp. 18-19.

Book Sections

Sheridan, L. (2018) From Brazil with love youth participation practice in Scotland. In: Melling, A. and Pilkington, R. (eds.) Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 105-116. ISBN 9781137542496 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-54250-2_8)

Sheridan, L. and Martin, H. (2012) Values into practice - whatever the odds. In: Jones, P., Storan, J., Hudson, A. and Braham, J. (eds.) Lifelong Learning and Community Development. FACE Publications: London, pp. 29-42. ISBN 9781905858293

Book Reviews

Sheridan, L. (2021) Lyn Tett and Mary Hamilton (eds) (2019) Resisting Neoliberalism in Education: Local, National and Transnational Perspectives. Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, 12(3), pp. 1-3. [Book Review]

Sheridan, L. (2019) Being an adult learner in austere times: exploring the contexts of higher, further and community education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 38(4), pp. 478-480. (doi: 10.1080/02601370.2019.1615209)[Book Review]

Conference or Workshop Item

Sheridan, L. (2023) The XXXX Game. 16th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 13 Apr 2023. (doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.19326065) (Unpublished)

Sheridan, L. , Martin, H. and McDonald, A. (2019) Community Development Jigsaw. World Community Development Conference 2019 (wcdc2019), Dundee, Scotland, 24-26 Jun 2019. (Unpublished)

Sheridan, L. (2018) What's Love Got To Do With It? Youth Participation in North Ayrshire. Transformative Youth Work International Conference, Plymouth, UK, 04-06 Sep 2018. (Unpublished)

Conference Proceedings

Sheridan, L. and Martin, H. (2011) Values into practice - whatever the odds. In: FACE Annual Conference, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK, 29 June - 1 July 2011,

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Grants

School of Education, IPDF Funding, 2018, £444.16 for Research Development Mobility to University of Girona

College of Social Sciences Seedcorn Funding, 2017, £767.95 for Research Development Workshop

Erasmus+ staff mobility for teaching and training,(Key Action 1 – HIGHER EDUCATION), 2016, £1000 to participate in training and develop a European Training Network (EUTAG) of providers of Youth and Community Work Education in Higher Education Institutions across Europe

Wee Robertson Trust, £1600, November 2019, Pilot Community Garden Project

Supervision

Louise is currently supervising:

Doctoral Students

Anne O'Reilly: Children's Autonomy in Museum Education

Jo Stuckey: Concepts of Love and Power: An exploration of how volunteering in a contemporary church influences church members and wider communities 

Zhaoyang Wang: In-class performance, Writing competence, and Critical thinking ability of Chinese Master Students in a Scottish University: the gap between tutors’ requirements and Chinese students

 

 

Teaching

Teaching

I teach on the following courses on the BA (Hons) Community Development: 

  • Community Development Practice
  • Space, Place and Community
  • Approaches and Applied Research

I teach on the following courses on the PgDip/MEd Adult Learning, Community Development and Youth Work:

  • Community-Based Group Work
  • Practice Placement

Professional activities & recognition

Prizes, awards & distinctions

  • 2020: Best Teacher in College of Social Sciences (Student Awards) (Student Representative Council, University of Glasgow)

Selected international presentations

  • 2021: World Education Research Association - Symposium Chair & Presenter (Online)

Supplementary

  • Keynote Speaker, National Youth Work Conference 2018 - Young People's Participation, Youthlink Scotland

Additional information

Esteem

I was nominated in the Student Teaching Awards and won Best Teacher in the College of Social Sciences (2020).                 

Consulting and advice

I have been involved at various points with Partnership 4 Change, a group of Service Users and Carers from North Lanarkshire, on a consultancy basis.  This has involved using a Community Development approach to help them to develop and build their capacity to take action and influence the Joint Planning Process for Social Work Services and NHS Lanarkshire. 

I am interested in further opportunities to undertake consultancy and advice in the field of community development and youth participation.