Dr Sinead Gormally
- Senior Lecturer in Community Development and Adult Education (People, Place & Social Change)
I am currently -
- Senior Lecturer in Community Development
- Programme Leader of BA Community Development
- Deputy Research and Training Group Lead for People, Place and Social Change
Dr. Sinéad Gormally is a qualified community and youth worker who has worked in the UK and abroad with communities and young people. Her current research falls into two categories. The first focuses on social justice and equality, analysing how youth and community practitioners can create positive social change. The second area of interest focusses on the impact of violence and conflict on individuals and communities.
My academic teaching and research focuses on Community Development, Youth Work, Social Justice, Equality and Rights-based work. I teach across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the School of Education.
My research is focused broadly within the fields of Youth Work and Community 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
Blackpool Better Start Baseline Evaluation
An Exploration of Domestic Abuse Patterns and Service Provision in Humberside.
Women's Aid - Evaluation of Children and Young People's Service.
Foundations for Peace Evaluation, The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland
Wave Evaluation, Justice Associates, Northern Ireland
Women’s Aid Evaluation of Children and Young People’s Service, The centre for Youth Work Studies at the University of Strathclyde
YouthBank Evaluation, The centre for Youth Work Studies at the University of Strathclyde
I am currently supervising-
Rachael Fell-Chambers - Care Farming and Excluded Young People.
Merle Davies - Do Community Connectors Impact on Parenting? : A Case Study of Blackpool
Carol Goodey - The Learning Journeys of Grassroots Community Activists
John MacDonald - The Role of Government and Other Agencies in the Recovery of Street Addicts
Community Development Practice 2 (BA Community Development 2nd year)
Challenge, Change and Action (BA Community Development 2nd year)
Social Justice and Contemporary Issues (BA Community Development 3rd year)
Approaches and Applied Research (BA Community Development 4th year)
Perspectives on youth and young people (MSc Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Studies)
Into Headship (PgCert)
Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Work (MEd/PgDip)