Mr. Stuart Wroe
Chapter in soon to be published book YOUTH WORK: GLOBAL FUTURES - PICTURES FROM THE DEVELOPING WORLD/ – A Picture from the Majority World Eds Graham Bright and Carole Pugh, University of York St John
Some 15 years experience in Global Youth Work (GYW), developed GYW Module for IYW, University of Cumbria and York St John. A former Central Academic and member of the Faculty of Education at The Open University in Milton Keynes (currently undertaking Consultancy work for the OU), a Lecturer in Youth and Community Development at the University of Cumbria; a freelance Consultant in global learning and for an international peacebuilding NGDO; I am experienced in working with some of the most marginalised young women and men globally.
Face to face work with some of the most marginalised young women and men in the UK and globally has involved me in facilitating a wide range of young people to explore their place in society and wider global processes and take sustainable developmental and advocacy action, building global coalitions and alliances, in settings as diverse as deprived inner-city communities in the UK; prisons in the UK and Sierra Leone; amidst the slums of Mumbai, Bangkok and Chiangmai, in diaspora communities in conflict; in Pakistan, with gang members in the UK and Honduras; and in HIV and AIDS orphanages and clinics in South African townships, India and Thailand.
Research active, I am currently undertaking a PhD project at Lancaster University: YOUTH WORK, RADICALISATION AND ISLAM carrying out a Participatory Action Research process around forming empathic spaces for young Muslim people to engage in discussions of so called radicalisation and extremism, religious ideology, identity and foreign policy.
I have been a Lecturer in Globalisation on the Social Sciences Programme and on the Urban Module of the Outdoor Education Programme at the University of Cumbria; a visiting lecturer in global learning at the University of Manchester, UCLan, Leeds Beckett University and York St John University, and an Associate Tutor at the Freire Institute.
I have organised academic conferences on Working with Young People on and in Conflict, and Youth Work, Radicalisation and Islam. I have presented papers at the 2016 Terrorism and Political Violence Association (TAPVA) Conference Radicalisation and Violent Extremism: Society, Identity and Security at the University of Leeds and the 2017 Participation for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the Participation Lab at the University of Reading.
I am a member of the Advisory Council of Think Global (formerly the Development Education Association) since its inception. I was also a member of The Open University’s Children’s Research Centre (CRC) to develop and deliver resources to support children and young people to conduct systematic social research in any area they are interested in and evaluate the impact and benefits of children’s research and the efficacy of the methods.
A Certified Member of the Institute for Youth Work, I have provided global learning CPD, advice and resources to the Institute (IYW) and the NYA (National Youth Agency).