Senior Lecturer in Community and Youth Work
Prior to this I have worked as a community education officer for a local authority, community development worker, adult education tutor, youth worker and secondary school teacher.
I still have a close relationship to professional practice by maintaining an active involvement in the voluntary sector.
Teaching and supervision
- Critical Pedagogy
- Informal Education
- Organisational Management
Research interests for potential research students
- Youth/Communty work in voluntary sector organisations/neo-liberal contexts
- Gender/social class
- Community development
My research into the impact of neo-liberalism and austerity on local communities is currently focused on the demise of public spaces and the decreasing opportunities for collective community action.
Buchroth, Ilona and Hetherington, L (2018) Neoliberalism and the Undermining of Democracy. In: Austerity - Bad Ideas in Practice. Palgrave MacMillan, London. ISBN 9783319791197
Buchroth, Ilona and Connolly, Dan (2018) Dichotomous Voluntary Futures. In: Youth Work - Global Futures. Sense.
Buchroth, Ilona and Husband, M (2015) Youth Work in the Voluntary Sector. In: Youth Work - Histories, Policy and Contexts. Palgrave MacMillan, London. ISBN 9781137434395
Buchroth, Ilona (2011) Managing in the Voluntary Sector: The Particular Challenges of Managerialism. In: Critical Issues in Youth Work Management. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415594349
- Voluntary sector management
- Neo-liberalism / local communities
- Critical pedagogy