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Alison Ni Charraighe

Senior Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

I joined Northumnbria in 2009 as a Senior Lecturer in Childhood, Families and Communities. I have been a Programme Leader and am currently Admissions Tutor for the  Childhood and Early Years Studies programme, and I've also been an External Examiner.

I began my career in the Voluntary Sector in 1989 as a Research Officer for a Women's Education Project, and  I have subsequently worked as a Community Development Worker, Youth Worker and Manager in various Projects in Tyne and Wear. This rich practice experience informs my teaching and research interests. 

I am a passionate advocate of Youth Work as a profession, and my current research interests inlcude the use of 'resilience' as a concept linked with Youth Work and social policy; the historical development of the concept of 'childhood', social justice and inequality. 

Alison Ni Charraighe


  • Other Courses MSc September 01 2007
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2013


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