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Dr Lucy Grimshaw

Assistant Professor

Department: Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Lucy Grimshaw joined the Department in 2013 and teaches on BA (Homs) Childhood and Early Years Studies and BSc (Homs) Social Work.

Lucy is a social scientist working within the fields of urban studies and social policy. Lucy’s research interests include welfare and poverty; community work, participation and governance; equality and gender. Lucy has undertaken several evaluation research projects for public and third sector organisations and has a particular interest in feminist and participatory research.

Lucy Grimshaw

Lucy is a social scientist working within the fields of urban studies and social policy. Lucy‘s research interests include welfare and poverty; community work, participation and governance; equality and gender. Lucy has undertaken several evaluation research projects for public and third sector organisations. Lucy has a particular interest in feminist and participatory research.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Experiences of men in the minority: understanding men’s sense of belonging studying primary education, nursing and social work in higher education, Grimshaw, L., Jackson, S., Littlefair, D., Melling, A. 2 Jan 2024, In: Journal of Further and Higher Education
  • ‘It’s part of our community, where we live’: Urban heritage and children’s sense of place., Grimshaw, L., Mates, L. 1 May 2022, In: Urban Studies
  • ‘Making Heritage Matter’? Teaching local mining history in primary schools, Grimshaw, L., Mates, L. 2 Jan 2022, In: Education 3-13
  • Home(pre)schoolers United: The power of peer support during a pandemic: Working parents and grandparents in academia, Grimshaw, L., Meredith, C., Mulholland, K., Heslop, K., Park, V., Allan, J., Duncan, J. 24 Jun 2021, Motherhood and Work
  • Using Trade Union Banners for Education: The Case of the 1938 Red Follonsby Miners Banner, Mates, L., Grimshaw, L. 1 Jul 2021, In: Labour History Review
  • Sustainability in community organizing: lessons from the Community Organisers Programme in England (2011 – 2015), Reynolds, A., Grimshaw, L. 7 Sep 2019, In: Sustainable Communities Review
  • The challenges and contradictions of state-funded community organizing, Grimshaw, L., Mates, L., Reynolds, A. 18 Sep 2018, In: Community Development Journal
  • Community work as women's work? The gendering of English neighbourhood partnerships, Grimshaw, L. 1 Jul 2011, In: Community Development Journal
  • Is the 'new deal for communities' a new deal for equality? getting women on board in neighbourhood governance, Beebeejaun, Y., Grimshaw, L. 1 Aug 2011, In: Urban Studies
  • Evaluation, knowledge and learning in neighbourhood governance: The case of the new deal for communities, Grimshaw, L., Smith, I. 1 Jan 2007, Disadvantaged by Where You Live?, Policy Press

  • Kim Hall Kinship Families: Participatory, arts-based and oral storytelling to explore the displaying and non-displaying of kinship carers’ family practices Start Date: 21/04/2021 End Date: 24/02/2023
  • Jack Nicholls Conceptualisations of social justice: exploring the views of newly-qualified social workers in statutory social work practice. Start Date: 26/07/2016 End Date: 21/01/2022
  • Andrea Reynolds Community Development and the Coalition Government (2010-2015): Discourse, Hegemony and 'Othering' Start Date: 31/10/2014 End Date: 22/02/2018
  • Rita Stringfellow The politics of health and social care: rethinking citizenship for older people in the context of devolved governance in England Start Date: 15/02/2016

  • Urban Studies PhD June 30 2009
  • Social Research MSc September 01 1997
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015
  • Information not provided UK Social Policy Association (SPA) 2013


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