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Dr Lucy Grimshaw

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Lucy Grimshaw joined the Department in 2013 and teaches on BA (Hons) Childhood and Early Years Studies, MA Childhood and Early Years Studies and BSc (Hons) Social Work.

Lucy is external examiner for the Unviersity of the Highlands and Islands, a Governor for a local primary school and a member of a local community group whcih focuses on bringing people together by celebrating local heritage and histories.  

Lucy is committed to improving education spaces and providing opportunities for groups which are often marginalised and discriminated against. She leads training and research projects in the area of gender-based violence and meeting the needs of pregnant students and  students with children. Her recent research focuses on reclaiming and celebrating working class histories in primary schools.  

Lucy Grimshaw

Lucy is a social scientist working within the fields of urban studies and social policy. Lucy‘s research interests include pedagogical practice and inequalities; community work and participation; equality and gender. Lucy has undertaken several evaluation research projects for public and third sector organisations. Lucy has a particular interest in feminist and participatory research.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Care and Coronavirus: Perspectives on Childhood, Youth and Family, Disney, T., Grimshaw, L. 22 May 2024
  • Experiences of men in the minority: understanding men’s sense of belonging studying primary education, nursing and social work in higher education, Grimshaw, L., Jackson, S., Littlefair, D., Melling, A. 2 Jan 2024, In: Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • ‘It’s part of our community, where we live’: Urban heritage and children’s sense of place., Grimshaw, L., Mates, L. 1 May 2022, In: Urban Studies
  • ‘Making Heritage Matter’? Teaching local mining history in primary schools, Grimshaw, L., Mates, L. 2 Jan 2022, In: Education 3-13
  • Home(pre)schoolers United: The power of peer support during a pandemic: Working parents and grandparents in academia, Grimshaw, L., Meredith, C., Mulholland, K., Heslop, K., Park, V., Allan, J., Duncan, J. 24 Jun 2021, Motherhood and Work
  • Using Trade Union Banners for Education: The Case of the 1938 Red Follonsby Miners Banner, Mates, L., Grimshaw, L. 1 Jul 2021, In: Labour History Review
  • Sustainability in community organizing: lessons from the Community Organisers Programme in England (2011 – 2015), Reynolds, A., Grimshaw, L. 7 Sep 2019, In: Sustainable Communities Review
  • The challenges and contradictions of state-funded community organizing, Grimshaw, L., Mates, L., Reynolds, A. 18 Sep 2018, In: Community Development Journal
  • Community work as women's work? The gendering of English neighbourhood partnerships, Grimshaw, L. 1 Jul 2011, In: Community Development Journal
  • Is the 'new deal for communities' a new deal for equality? getting women on board in neighbourhood governance, Beebeejaun, Y., Grimshaw, L. 1 Aug 2011, In: Urban Studies

  • Kim Hall Kinship Families: Participatory, arts-based and oral storytelling to explore the displaying and non-displaying of kinship carers’ family practices Start Date: 21/04/2021 End Date: 24/02/2023
  • Jack Nicholls Conceptualisations of social justice: exploring the views of newly-qualified social workers in statutory social work practice. Start Date: 26/07/2016 End Date: 21/01/2022
  • Andrea Reynolds Community Development and the Coalition Government (2010-2015): Discourse, Hegemony and 'Othering' Start Date: 31/10/2014 End Date: 22/02/2018
  • Rita Stringfellow The politics of health and social care: rethinking citizenship for older people in the context of devolved governance in England Start Date: 15/02/2016

  • Urban Studies PhD June 30 2009
  • Social Research MSc September 01 1997
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • Information not provided UK Social Policy Association (SPA) 2013


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