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Gurnam Singh

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Biography

 

Gurnam Singh is Research Associate at the Centre for Global Learning, Education and Attainment (GLEA) and  Associate Professor of Social Work at Coventry University, He is also lead for Post Graduate Research Students within the faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Coventry University. Additionally, he is Visiting Professor of Social Work at the University of Chester and Visiting Fellow in Race and Education at the University of Arts, London.

Prior to entering academia in 1993, he worked as a professional social worker and community activist. He completed his PhD from the University of Warwick in 2004 on anti-racist social work. In 2009 in recognition of his contribution to Higher Education he was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship from the UK Higher Education Academy. Over the past 20 years he has secured research projects in excess of £500,000 and has presented over 120 papers at national and international conferences, many as an invited keynote speaker.

Area of Expertise:

Race, racism, critical pedagogy, social inclusion, educational disparities, critical social work, higher education development.

Research Interests

Emancipatory research and practice; Oppression, religion and fundamentalism; Social work and the impact of neoliberalism

Vision Statement

I describe myself as an academic activist in that what inspires me both in my teaching and research is the desire to transform individuals and society. I always seek to deploy a critical sociological imagination in my work as well as espousing democratic, humanitarian and universal principles. My belief is that committed scholarship has the potential to enable human societies to respond to the challenge of all kinds of inequalities, at the local, national or global level.

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Research Output 2001 2018

Anti-oppressive Social Work, Neoliberalism and Neoeugenics

Singh, G., 2018, (Submitted) What is the future of social work?: Austerity, welfare transformations and alternative futures. Lavalette, M. & Ferguson, I. (eds.). Bristol: Policy Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

6 Citations (Scopus)
56 Downloads (Pure)

Community Cohesion, Communitarianism and Neoliberalism

Cowden, S. & Singh, G., 1 May 2017, In : Critical Social Policy. 37, 2, p. 268-286 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
neoliberalism
community
faith
Muslim
discourse

Working with Unaccompanied Minors

Cowden, S., Singh, G. & Hadwin, D., 8 Sep 2017, (Accepted/In press) Human Growth and Development in Children and Young People : Theoretical and Practice Perspectives (Volume I) . Parker, J. & Ashencaen Crabtree, S. (eds.). Bristol: Policy Press, Vol. Volume 1. p. (in press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Intellectuality, student attainment and the contemporary higher education system

Singh, G. & Cowden, S., 2016, Student Attainment in Higher Education: Issues, controversies and debates. Steventon, G., Cureton, D. & Clouder, L. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 82 - 97

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

Post-racial pedagogy – challenges and possibilities

Singh, G., 25 Oct 2016, In : Race Ethnicity and Education. 21, 4, p. 555-563

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
educational institution
racism
equality
education

Activities 1992 2015

  • 67 Participation in conference
  • 8 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

National Conference on Black and Anti-racist Perspectives in Social Work: Past, Present and Future

Gurnam Singh (Organiser)
15 Dec 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Negotiating Mixed Ethnicity/Heritage Relationships Seminar

Gurnam Singh (Organiser)
24 Jun 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Cross Faculty Seminar, Faculty of Health and Social Care

Gurnam Singh (Participant)
21 Jan 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

NUS Black Leaders Conference

Gurnam Singh (Keynote Speaker)
11 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

NOPT Annual Conference 2015

Gurnam Singh (Keynote Speaker)
9 Jul 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference