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Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Education

Qualifications

  • BSc (London South Bank University)
  • PhD (University of Hull)

Summary

Gill joined the Centre for Lifelong Learning (CLL), University of Hull in 1997. Her initial roles encompassed Trade Union Education and the HEFCE funded; Towards a Learning City project; a partnership with the Warren young people’s resource centre. The project aimed to re-engage young people into education – to meet their needs.

She co-produced varied provision together with colleagues and partners from the community, voluntary and public sectors, which included; short courses to meet community and sector needs entitled Develop Yourself and Enable Others – which ranged from personal and continuing professional development to specific social issues. Followed by co-producing certificate, diploma and degree programmes:

University Foundation Award in Discovering Community Studies [access route]

Diploma in Community and Youth Work (1998-2010)

BA Hons Social and Community Studies part-time (2001-2017)

Certificate in Neighbourhood Regeneration - developing skills and knowledge for Neighbourhood Renewal.

BA Hons Youth Work and Community Development 2010 to date

Gill also co-led a DFID project with Zimbabwean colleagues on developing a certificate around community participation (2001-4) and contributed to a DFID bid in Sierra Leone co- facilitating a 3 day conference around education, citizenship and participatory engagement

Gill’s doctoral study related to young people and their disconnection from education in England - entitled - The Construct of Care and its Place in School Connectedness. It explores the role of care as a catalyst for connection to school [and wider services].

Undergraduate

Concepts and Engagement Strategies level 4

Education and Social Change level 4

Ethics, Values and Reflective Practice level 4

Diversity and Difference level 5

Global Context and International Practice level 5

Dissertation level 6

Book

Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people

C. Cooper, S. Gormally, & G. Hughes (Eds.), (2015). Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137393593

Book Chapter

‘Imagining otherwise’ or tinkering with the system"

Hughes, G. (2015). ‘Imagining otherwise’ or tinkering with the system?. In C. Cooper, S. Gormally, & G. Hughes (Eds.), Socially just, radical alternatives for education and youth work practice: Re-imagining ways of working with young people, 220-244. Palgrave Macmillan

Who cares and how would you know" Conceptualising ‘doxic’ care

Hughes, G. (2017). Who cares and how would you know? Conceptualising ‘doxic’ care. In J. Horton, & M. Pyer (Eds.), Children, young people and care, 26-43. Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315686752-2

Journal Article

Exploring inclusive practices in primary schools : focusing on children’s voices

Adderley, R., Hope, M., Hughes, G., Jones, L., Messiou, K., & Shaw, T. (2014). Exploring inclusive practices in primary schools : focusing on children’s voices. European journal of special needs education, 30(1), 106-121. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2014.964580

Student-led research training within the PhD: “PhD experience” conferences

Mercer, T., Kythreotis, A., Lambert, C., & Hughes, G. (2011). Student-led research training within the PhD: “PhD experience” conferences. International journal for researcher development, 2(2), 152-166. doi:10.1108/17597511111212736

Research interests

Gill’s research and practice interests vary, broadly focusing on:

• Rethinking poverty in 21st Century and re-imagining the society we want

• Social Justice/ Power and Empowerment

• Alternative ways of working with young people and communities including Utopia as a method

• The concept of Community

Youth Work

• Asset based and radical community development

• Community engagement and participation

• Young people’s experiences of dis/connectedness with education

• Alternative education, informal learning and critical pedagogy

• The construct of care its erosion in education [and welfare services]

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

#thehullwewant - Enhancing Community Development in Hull 2017

Funder

Webb Memorial Trust

Grant

£7,500.00

Started

1 August 2017

Status

Ongoing

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA)

2017

Invitation to become a Fellow: Invitation to become a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). This is in light of your exceptional and longstanding contribution to the youth work and community development fields, and in particular your focus on re-engaging young people in education. We believe that you have an important contribution to make to supporting our work and that you will be a valuable addition to the Fellowship community.