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Alison Ni Charraighe

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

I joined Northumbria in 2009 after a career in Youth Work and Community Development Work in the Voluntary Sector in the North East of England, which involved both practice and management roles. This rich practice experience, and my continuing links with the Youth Work community informs my teaching and research interests. I am a passionate advocate of Youth Work as a profession.

My current research interests include the use of 'resilience' as a concept linked with Youth Work values and ethics; Youth Work as an initial mental health intervention; 'childhood' during 'The Troubles' in Northern Ireland, and social justice and inequality related to health.

I am a member of the Institute of Youth Work(IYW), and a Senior fellow of Advance HE, and a Member of the British Assoiciation of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Alison Ni Charraighe

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Re‐thinking youth work as initial mental health support for young people, Charraighe, A., Reynolds, A. 11 Mar 2024, In: Children & society
  • County Lines, Ni Charraighe, A. 17 Jun 2022, Understanding Safeguarding for Children and Their Educational Experiences, Bingley, Emerald
  • Post-Covid Youth Work and Mental Wellbeing of Young People Across Scotland and England, Reynolds, A., Ni Charraighe, A. 12 Aug 2022, In: Concept
  • Re/membering resilience -a reflection on resilience and youth work,, Ni Charraighe, A. 1 Apr 2019, In: Youth and Policy

  • BA (Hons) October 01 2010
  • MSc September 01 2008
  • Women's Studies MA July 12 1990
  • International Politics BA (Hons) July 05 1984
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2013

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