The researchers & advisory group

The Researchers

Dr Tania de St Croix is the Principal Investigator on the ‘rethinking impact, evaluation and accountability in youth work’ research project. Tania is a Lecturer in the Sociology of Youth and Childhood at King’s College London, worked as a youth, play and community worker for over twenty years, and is a founder member and steering group member of ‘In Defence of Youth Work’. Her book ‘Grassroots Youth Work: Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice’ was published in 2016, and she has written and co-written several articles, book chapters and non-academic pieces on youth work and youth impact. Her university profile with a link to publications is here.

Ms Louise Doherty is the Research Associate working on the ‘rethinking impact, evaluation and accountability in youth work’ research project, based at Kings College London. Her university profile is available here. Louise has over twenty years professional experience in youth work as; a youth work practitioner, artist educator and youth project/team manager in a wide variety of settings. In tandem to her research role at Kings, Louise is a lecturer at Goldsmiths University in the Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies department.

The Advisory Group

Expert representatives including- youth workers and practitioners, funders, young adults who have been youth work participants, and organisations at the heart of the impact agenda have been drawn together to form an Advisory Group. The members hold a range of views and perspectives in relation to youth impact, and will act as ‘critical friends’ of the research- guiding and advising at all stages of planning, data collection and dissemination.

We are extremely grateful to our Advisory Group members: Bernard Davies; Anna Nina Koduah; Bethia McNeil; Adam Muirhead; Habiba Nabatu; Natasha Rego; Shekeila Scarlett; Phil Sital-Singh and Tom Wylie.