School of Social Work, Care and Community
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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.
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.
MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice, UCLan, 2003
Doctorate in Education (EdD)
Using a Freirean approach with in the Global Youth Solutions Programme
UCLan Volunteering on Social Media
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
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Module Leader on Community Leadership programme and undergraduate academic advisor
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: Yasmeen Ali, Using a Freirean approach within 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.