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Yasmeen Ali

Yasmeen Ali FHEA

Lecture / Volunteer Coordinator

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Livesey House, LH213 / Burnley Campus C113

+44 (0) 1772 89 3117

YAli4@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Sociology

Yasmeen joined CVCL in 2006 and has completed various roles within the Centre. She is currently a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Community Leadership and Foundation Degree in Community Leadership. Yasmeen also supports the management of volunteers and their placements as well as coordinate the Global Youth Leaders Programme.

Full Profile

Yasmeen graduated from UCLan in 2003 and has since taken a keen interest in working with young people from marginalized groups. She has acted as an advocate for young people in care as well as gaining qualifications in mentoring young offenders. She currently coordinates the Global Youth Solutions Programme which is aimed at young people to take a lead on identifying and actively planning solutions to community issues. The programme is delivered nationally and internationally to countries such as Turkey, Pakistan and Oman.

Qualifications

MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice, UCLan, 2003

Research Activities

Doctorate in Education (EdD)

Research Activities 

Freire Institute

Projects

Using a Freirean approach with in the Global Youth Solutions Programme

UCLan Volunteering on Social Media

Twitter

Facebook

Conferences

2004 ‘Youth Lead Youth’ Global Youth Leadership Conference, Langdale, Cumbria

2009 ‘Youth Lead Youth’, Global Youth Leadership Conference, Helvellyn, Cumbria

2010 ‘Youth Just Do It’, Global Youth Leadership Conference, Nelson, Lancashire

2011 ‘Youth Lead Youth’, Global Youth Leadership Conference, Nelson, Lancashire

2012 ‘Leading the Kirby Way…’, Global Youth Leadership Conference, Kirkby, Merseyside

2013 International youth Peer Education conference with Russia, Pakistan, Turkey and the USA, University of Central Lancashire.

‘Success Built to Last’, Global Youth Leadership Conference, UCLan, Lancashire

‘Be the Change’, Global Youth Solutions Conference, Balikesir, Turkey

2014 ‘Shaping the Future’ , Global Youth Solutions Conference, Bradford, Yorkshire

‘Be the Change’ , Global Youth Solutions Conference, Muscat, Oman

Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities, Preston, Lancashire

2015 ‘Stand up, Be Awesome…’, Global Youth Solutions Conference, Muscat, Oman

‘Shaping the Future’, Global Youth Solutions Conference, Bradford, Yorkshire

Membership of professional and learned bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Module Leader on Community Leadership programme and undergraduate academic advisor

Publications

2015 Alethea Melling and Yasmeen Ali Travellers in Time: the development of a critical pedagogy for Roma Gypsy Travellers, in T. Besley and M. Peters (2015) Paulo Freire: the Global Legacy, Peter Lang, New York.

Forthcoming 2015/16: Yasmeen Ali, Using a Freirean approach with in the Global Youth Solutions Programme in Melling, A. and Pilkington, R. (eds). Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities, Palgrave Macmillan, London.