Dr Sinead Gormally
- Senior Lecturer in Community Development and Adult Education (People, Place & Social Change)
I am a senior lecturer in Community Development in the School of Education. I am also a qualified community and youth work practitioner and have worked in the UK and abroad with a range of communities and young people.
My 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.
Additional current roles include:
- Research and Training Group Lead for People, Place and Social Change.
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Community, Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Board for Scotland
- Board of Directors for the Professional Association for Lecturers in Community and Youth Work (Research Director)
My research is focused broadly within the fields of Youth Work and Community Development.
I am currently working on a project analysing Eucational Peacebuilding in Medellin and Acapulco: Understanding the role of education, culture and learning in responding to crises.
I have also recently undertaken work in a number of areas (please see publications) specifically relating to young people and communities, including-
- Social Justice and Equality practice and policy
- Youth work and community development as emancipatory praxis
- Community Development and Peacebuilding
- The impact of Brexit on youth work
- Domestic abuse
- Coercive control
- Youth justice
Current - Educational Peacebuilding in Medellin and Acapulco: Understanding the role of education, culture and learning in responding to crises
Current - Activate + and Place Standard Tool
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-
Maxine Johnston - Empowering involvement: The role of front line social care workers in community planning in Scotland – A Capabilities Approach
Louise Donoghue - Social Prescribing: What happens when artists are asked to cure structural ills?
Lindsay Snodgrass - Experiences of care experienced learners in Scotland’s Further Education (FE)
John MacDonald - The Role of Government and Other Agencies in the Recovery of Street Addicts
- Johnston, Maxine
‘Empowering involvement: The role of front line social care workers in community planning in Scotland - a Capabilities Approach’
Rachael Fell-Chambers - Care Farming and Excluded Young People.
Carol Goodey - The Learning Journeys of Grassroots Community Activists.
Social Justice and Contemporary Issues (BA Hons Community Development 3rd year)
Beyond the School Walls: Families, Communities and Public Spaces in Education (Master of Education with Teaching Qualification, Primary)
Into Headship (PgCert)
Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Work (MEd/PgDip)