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Andie Reynolds

Lecturer

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Andie Reynolds is a graduate in Sociology, Social Research, Community Education and TESOL who has worked in Scotland, England, USA, Australia and Nicaragua in youth work, community development, adult education, teaching, social enterprise and international development. Andie then completed her PhD in 2017 which analysed what happened to community development in England during the administration of the Coalition government (2010-2015) using a post-structuralist discourse analysis methodology.

 

Andie joined Northumbria University in 2011 as a Graduate Tutor and, in 2016, became a Lecturer in Childhood & Youth Studies. Since joining Northumbria University, Andie has been active in a number of research projects focussing on volunteering, community organising and young people’s mental health.

 

From August 2019 August 2020, Andie will be volunteering as the Director of Research and Programmes for Manna Project International in Ecuador. Manna Project International fosters communities of talented young leaders to become the next generation of social change agents by engaging in collaborative, on-the-ground service with local community development projects that focus on health, education, children and young people, women and livelihoods.

Andie Reynolds

Campus Address

Allendale 103
Coach Lane Campus West
Coach Lane, Benton
NE7 7XA

Qualifications

  • Social Policy and Administration PhD February 19 2018
  • Education PGCE September 01 2006
  • Social Research MSc October 04 2005
  • Sociology MA July 02 2004
  • Applied Social Science BA July 08 2002
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2017

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Exploiting ambiguity in community development: lesson from the UK Coalition government (2010-2015), Reynolds, A. 31 May 2019, In: Community Development Journal
  • Sustainability in community organizing, Reynolds, A., Grimshaw, L. Mar 2019, In: Sustainable Communities Review
  • De-colonising sustainable community development, Reynolds, A. 25 Aug 2018
  • The challenges and contradictions of state-funded community organizing, Grimshaw, L., Mates, L., Reynolds, A. 18 Sep 2018, In: Community Development Journal
  • Community Development and the Coalition Government (2010-2015), Reynolds, A. 29 Aug 2017
  • Dancing with the Devil or Better the Devil you Know? Using post-structuralist discourse theory in the applied social sciences, Reynolds, A. 8 Jan 2014
  • Negotiating Self in an Arena of ‘Othering’: How key policy drivers – since the election of the 2010 Coalition government – are reconstituting the identities and social practices of key social actors, in three community development projects, in the north east of England, Reynolds, A. 30 May 2014
  • Negotiating Self in an Arena of ‘Othering’: How key policy drivers – since the election of the 2010 Coalition government – are reconstituting the identities and social practices of key social actors, in three community development projects, in the north east of England., Reynolds, A. 22 May 2014
  • Negotiating Self in an Arena of ‘Othering’: the (de)construction of identity practices between professionals, volunteers and local people in three community development projects in the north east., Reynolds, A. 3 Apr 2014
  • Negotiating Self Under Regimes of 'Othering': How social policy can reconstitute the identities and social practices of key social actors in three community development projects in the north east., Reynolds, A. Sep 2014

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

  • Competing discourses of community development and international development in practice, past and present.
  • Competing discourses of childhood and youth in the Global North and the Global South.
  • The relationships formed between professionals, volunteers and service users / local people in community projects, which include analyses of power.
  • Critically evaluating the dynamic nature of volunteering in the Global North and Global South.
  • Using experimental methodologies to critically engage with contemporary practice in international community development
  • The sociology and anthroplogy of non-human animal and human-animal relationships

 


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