Ismail lectures on community development, community practice and service design. Research interests include race, the British Muslim experience, community governance and community development.
Ismail teaches on various courses in the school, with a focus on community development, strength and asset based approaches, social action and social change. Ismail is course leader for BA Social Pedagogy, Advocacy and Participation.
Ismail has worked as a community development practitioner, manager and strategic advisor in both the local government and voluntary sectors, working with local and national organisations developing asset and strength based approaches to working with communities. Ismail has a background in supporting service design and supporting organisations to do what they do better.
- PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Central Lancashire, 2018 I MA Developing Professional Practice in Management, Lancaster University, 2010 I BA (hons) English Language and Literary Studies, Lancaster University, 2007
- Asset Based Community Development – theory and practice I The use of community development approaches to improve outcomes of physical and mental health, economic well-being and the lived environment I Race, ethnicity and community I Early Intervention I Strength based interventions I The use of arts and creativity in community development and research I Psycho-social research methods, specifically social dreaming I Service design and evaluation