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Dr Jagdish Chouhan

Job: Senior Lecturer / MA YCD Programme Leader

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Research group(s): Young People Research Group

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH.

T: +44 (0)116 2078795

E: jchouhan@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/appliedsocialsciences

 

Personal profile

Prior to successfully completing his PhD in 1991, titled: ‘The Communication Environment of the Gujarati Community in Leicester’, Jagdish worked as a practitioner of community education in the inner city of Leicester, including heading a centre. His work identified provision and also built bridges between minority communities and also included intergenerational work, empowering people and communities through civic engagement. He is passionate about working with people and communities on issues, particularly relating to social justice.

An experienced and qualified youth worker, he joined De Montfort’s Youth & Community Division in 2002, taking on the role of MA Programmes Leader for Youth Work / Health & Community Development. His main areas of teaching and research interests include youth work and community development, politics of education and social theory, anti-oppressive practice and issues around equality, diversity, social exclusion and disaffection.

Jagdish is also International Lead for the School of Applied Social Sciences, promoting the ‘internationalisation’ agenda of DMU.  

Research group affiliations

Young People Research Group

Research interests/expertise

Youth work and community development, politics of education and social theory, anti-oppressive practice and issues around equality, diversity, social exclusion and disaffection.

Areas of teaching

Work with Young People

Theory & Practice of Community Development

Issues of Health & Well-being in Youth & Community Development

Professional Youth Work Practice

Anti-Oppressive Practice

Equality & Diversity

Qualifications

PhD

MA Community Education (inc. JNC professional qualification)

BA (Hons) Social Analysis

CELTA (Cert. Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages)

Courses taught

MA Youth Work & Community Development

MA Youth Work Health & Community Development

MA Youth & Community Studies

MA Health & Community Development Studies

Membership of professional associations and societies

Fellow of Higher Education Academy: 2006 – Present

Professional licences and certificates

JNC Professional Qualification in Youth Work

Conference attendance

DMU – Wuhan University Joint Symposium, 2013: Practitioner Values in Youth & Community Development. Paper presented by Jagdish Chouhan.

Wuhan University, China, 2013: International Conference – Marxism & Socialism in 21st Century. Paper presented by Jagdish Chouhan, ‘The Significant Role of Youth & Community Development Work’.

Key research outputs

Jagdish Chouhan, (2009), ‘Anti-Oppressive Practice Work with Young People’, in Jason Wood & Jean Hine, ‘Work with Young People: Developments in Theory, Policy and Practice’, Sage.

Jagdish Chouhan, (2014), ‘The Significant Role of Youth & Community Development Work’, in International Critical Thought, Taylor & Francis.

Consultancy work

DMU Staff Training on Equality & Diversity, 2013 - Present

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