Dr Sinead Gormally

  • Senior Lecturer in Community Development and Adult Education (People, Place & Social Change)

Biography

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

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

 

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. 


Research interests

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

Grants

Blackpool Better Start Baseline Evaluation

  • An evaluation of the Centre for Early Child Development (Blackpool) Community Development Approach 

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)

Supervision

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 


Teaching

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)

 

Contribute to:-

Into Headship (PgCert)

Adult Education, Community Development and Youth Work (MEd/PgDip)


Publications

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Jump to: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
Number of items: 36.

2019

Brennan, I. R., Burton, V., Gormally, S. and O'Leary, N. (2019) Service provider difficulties in operationalising coercive control. Violence Against Women, 25(6), pp. 635-653. (doi:10.1177/1077801218797478)

Gormally, S. (2019) Youth work education: is the voluntary principle no longer reliable in defining youth work? Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, (Accepted for Publication)

2018

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2018) Defining well-being in community development from the ground up: a case study of participant and practitioner perspectives. Community Development Journal, (doi:10.1093/cdj/bsy048) (Early Online Publication)

2017

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2017) Beyond Brexit: the impact of leaving the EU on the youth work sector. Youth and Policy,

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: London. ISBN 9781911576334

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2017) Cohesion, commonality and creativity: youth work across borders. In: Dzigurski, S. (ed.) Europe in Transition: Diversity, Identity and Youth Work. SALTO Cultural Diversity Resource Centre, pp. 46-51.

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2017) Communities for Social Change: Practicing Equality and Social Justice in Youth and Community Work. Series: Counterpoints: studies in criticality, 483. Peter Lang: New York. ISBN 9781433129773 (doi:10.3726/b11265)

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 Tue Jun 18 20:39:47 2019 BST.
Number of items: 36.

Articles

Brennan, I. R., Burton, V., Gormally, S. and O'Leary, N. (2019) Service provider difficulties in operationalising coercive control. Violence Against Women, 25(6), pp. 635-653. (doi:10.1177/1077801218797478)

Gormally, S. (2019) Youth work education: is the voluntary principle no longer reliable in defining youth work? Concept: The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice and Theory, (Accepted for Publication)

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2018) Defining well-being in community development from the ground up: a case study of participant and practitioner perspectives. Community Development Journal, (doi:10.1093/cdj/bsy048) (Early Online Publication)

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2017) Beyond Brexit: the impact of leaving the EU on the youth work sector. Youth and Policy,

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.

Books

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2017) Communities for Social Change: Practicing Equality and Social Justice in Youth and Community Work. Series: Counterpoints: studies in criticality, 483. Peter Lang: New York. ISBN 9781433129773 (doi:10.3726/b11265)

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: London. ISBN 9781911576334

Coburn, A. and Gormally, S. (2017) Cohesion, commonality and creativity: youth work across borders. In: Dzigurski, S. (ed.) Europe in Transition: Diversity, Identity and Youth Work. SALTO Cultural Diversity Resource Centre, pp. 46-51.

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 Tue Jun 18 20:39:47 2019 BST.