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Sharon Clancy

Assistant Professor - Educational Leadership and Management, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Sharon Clancy is Assistant Professor in Educational Leadership and Management. From 2016 to 2019 she was Senior Research Fellow in adult education/lifelong learning on the ENLIVEN project at the University of Nottingham. She completed her PhD in 2017, examining a historic adult residential college in its political and societal context. Her writing focuses on education, class and culture, alongside cognitive and social justice issues. A voluntary sector leader before entering academia, Sharon was CEO of Mansfield Council for Voluntary Services fro 2000 to 2007. She is currently Chair of the Raymond Williams Foundation and a trustee of ARVAC (Association for Research in the Voluntary and Community sector). She was Head of Community Partnerships at the University of Nottingham (2007-13), acting as the university's strategic lead on public and community engagement with research.

Sharon speaks regularly on political/radical adult education and has acted as keynote for Soundings events, at The World Transformed, for the RWF and for Learning Link Scotland/Scottish TUC.

Recent Publications

  • 2019. In: BOEREN, E. & JAMES, N. (EDS.), ed., Being an adult learner in austere times.: The Message or the Bottle? Community, associationism and adult learning as “part of the process of social change
  • 2019. In: BOEREN, E. & JAMES, N. (EDS.), ed., Being an adult learner in austere times.: The Message or the Bottle? Community, associationism and adult learning as “part of the process of social change

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