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.
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).
- Gender and Education Association
- British Educational Research Association
- British Sociological Association.
- Youth and Community Work
- Gender Studies.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.