Ceri James

​Position:Lecturer in Youth & Community
​School:​ Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy
​Telephone:​029 2020 5948
​Room No:​Q004




Research Interests:
• Power, the state and young people
• Young people and self determined learning and development
• Community development and identitty formation
• Youth subculture
• Management supervision


I began my career in youth and community work in Cardiff in 1988 as a community outreach worker, then going on to work with homeless young people. I went to live in London in 1991 to study for my professional qualification in youth and community work. I subsequently spent twenty four years in London working in a number of inner London boroughs, in senior practitioner, management and senior management roles in a diverse range of youth and community work services. I was a full time Training Officer for eight years and taught at HE level for four years on youth and community work undergraduate programmes at University Christ Church Canterbury. I was external examiner for the London Metropolitan University BA honours Youth and Community work programme for three years and a panel member for NYA endorsement of Youth and Community Work BA programmes for four years. I hold and Dip HE and BA honours degree in Youth and Community Work, a Chartered Instutute of Management level 6 Managing Integrated Services qualification, a Post Graduate Diploma in Youth work and Community Development and an MA in Education. I returned to Cardiff in summer 2014 to take up a lecturing post at Cardiff Met teaching on the undergraduate Youth and Community Work programme and the post Grad Diploma in Community Development and Youth Work.

Further Information

• Specialist skills in casework and casework management and oversight.
• Specialist skills in management supervision.