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Laura Green

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Personal statement

Laura Green teaches on a range of Education Studies modules and specialises in youth work, informal education and sociology. She has worked in various education settings, including Early Years, and has been a youth worker for the last ten years. Her PhD research focuses on gender, youth work and physical activity. She is particularly concerned with developing innovative child/young person friendly research methods and seeks to place young peoples voices at the forefront of her research. Laura is introducing a new Level 6 module Young People, Identity and Subcultures this year.

Prior to joining Bath Spa Laura taught undergraduate and postgraduate Youth and community Work courses at Brunel University.

 
  • BA(Hons) Winchester University
  • PGC Youth and Community Work Brunel University
  • PhD Brunel University.

Professional qualifications

B-Tec National Diploma in Childhood Studies (Early Years Professional Qualification)

NVQ 4 Youth Work (Local qualification)

Post Graduate Certificate in Youth and Community Work (JNC professional qualification).

Professional memberships

  • Gender and Education Association
  • British Educational Research Association
  • British Sociological Association.

Teaching specialism

  • Youth and Community Work
  • Sociology
  • Gender Studies.

Current scholarship

Laura is currently working on her PhD thesis- What is the potential of a participatory sports project for informal education?, at Brunel University, West London.
She is also a researcher for StreetGames Active Women Project conducting evaluative research in two case study areas (Chorley and East Midlands).

Research and academic outputs

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Youth and community work placements
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Green, L (2017) 'Youth and community work placements.' In: Hordern, J and Simon, C, eds. Placements and work-based learning in education studies: an introduction for students. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 110-125. ISBN 9781138839069


Working as a practitioner-researcher
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Green, L, Cullen, F and Bradford, S (2011) 'Working as a practitioner-researcher.' In: Bradford, S and Cullen, F, eds. Research and research methods for youth practitioners. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 5-24. ISBN 9780415571036


One size doesn't fit all: participatory sports projects with non-sporty girls
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Green, L (2011) 'One size doesn't fit all: participatory sports projects with non-sporty girls.' In: Jeanes, R and Magee, J, eds. Children, youth and leisure. Leisure Studies Association, Eastbourne. ISBN 9781905369249


How participatory is feminist participatory action research?
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Green, L (2012) How participatory is feminist participatory action research? In: Knowing Young People 2: Research Methods, Young People and Sexuality, 19 September 2012, Brunel University, London, UK.


Getting emotional: using sport to build emotional capital and overcome symbolic violence
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Green, L (2012) Getting emotional: using sport to build emotional capital and overcome symbolic violence. In: Children, Young People and Adults: Extending the Conversation, 5-7 September 2012, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK.


These newspapers make me really angry! Girls analyses of the representation of sports women in Sport Observer Monthly
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Green, L (2012) These newspapers make me really angry! Girls analyses of the representation of sports women in Sport Observer Monthly. In: Women and Media:Representations Past and Present, 9-10 March 2012, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK.


Shifting subjectivities: the potential of feminist participatory action research for transforming gendered experiences of physical activity,
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Green, L (2012) Shifting subjectivities: the potential of feminist participatory action research for transforming gendered experiences of physical activity,. In: Gender and Education Association Conference, 11-13 April 2012, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.


Playing out! Moral panic and the management of childhood
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Green, L (2010) Playing out! Moral panic and the management of childhood. In: Moral Panics In the Contemporary World, 10-12 December 2010, Bunel University, London, UK.


Non-sporty girls take the lead: a participatory approach to youth work and sport
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Green, L (2010) Non-sporty girls take the lead: a participatory approach to youth work and sport. In: Researching Youth Sport Conference, 10 November 2010, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.


Girls re-inventing sport: a participatory approach to youth work
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Green, L (2009) Girls re-inventing sport: a participatory approach to youth work. In: North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, Conference, 4 - 7 November 2009, Ottawa, Canada.


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