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I joined York St John University in 2014 after fifteen years of working as a professional youth and community worker with Local Authorities. Alongside this I worked on a number of youth research projects, undertaking fieldwork and data analysis.
My academic interests relate to youth and community work, social policy, and youth participation.
I teach on the BA (Hons) in Youth and Community Work, Foundation Degree in the Development and Education of Children, Young People and Families, BA Early Childhood Studies and MA Educational Leadership and Management.
My PhD Study with Huddersfield University is entitled ‘Exploring Young People’s Active Citizenship, Voice and Political Participation: A study of ‘Understandings’ of Participative Youth Work Practice’.
Bright, G. & Pugh, C. (eds.) (2019) Youth Work: Global Futures. Rotterdam: Sense.
Bright, G. Pugh, C. & Clarke, M. (2017) ‘Youth work, agonistic democracy and transgressive enjoyment in England’ in Pickard, S. & Bessant, J. Young people regenerating Politics in times of crisis, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Pugh C. & Norris P. (2015) Local Authority Youth Work in Bright, G. (ed.) The Nature of Youth Work Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan.
Pugh C. (2010) ‘Sustaining Ourselves and our Enthusiasm’ in Jeffs & Smith, Youth Work Practice, London, Palgrave.
With D Crimmens, F Factor, T Jeffs, J Pitts, J Spence and P Turner (2004) Reaching Socially Excluded Young People: A National Study of Street-based Youth Work, Leicester, NYA.
Death of a Service (2019) Youth and Policy.
Reconfiguring Youth Work: Some Findings from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Detached and Outreach Research Project (with J Spence and P Turner) in Youth and Policy No. 81 pp 58-73.
Classic Texts Revisited, ‘GW Goetschius & MJ Tash: Working with Unattached Youth, and CS Smith, MR Farrant & HJ Marchant: The Wincroft Youth Project: A Social Work Programme in a Slum Area’ in Youth and Policy No. 79 pp 60-68.
Classic Texts Revisited, W D Wills: The Hawkspur Experiment and The Barns Experiment Youth and Policy No. 72 pp 80-87.
‘Christian Youth Work Evangelism or Social Action’ in Youth and Policy No. 65 pp8-27.
Bright, G. and Pugh, C. (2017). Youth work and agonistic democracy in England. Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work annual residential conference, 6th July 2017, University of Hull.
Bright, G. and Pugh, C. (2015) Youth Work and Cartographic Action: Renaming Paradoxes – Mapping Utopian Futures. Professional Association of Lecturers in Youth and Community Work annual residential conference, 25th-27th June 2015, Brathay House, Cumbria. Available at Research at York St John RaY is York St John's institutional repository service Youth Work and Cartographic Action: Renaming Paradoxes - Mapping Utopian Futures
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of the Institute for Youth Work
Member of TAG: Training Agencies Group for Lecturers in Youth and Community work.