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Personal profile

Area of academic expertise - outline

Professor in Arts and Media Practice in the School of Business & Creative Industries, UWS. Work spans participatory and community arts practices, creative pedagogies, cultural policy and urban and community development. Graham has also worked as a teacher, composer and facilitator in a wide range of contexts, including work with London International Festival of Theatre, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and East London Dance, as well as in policy advice and consultancy with CapeUK, Creative Scotland and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.  He has led numerous action research projects with diverse communities in different places around the world.He keeps a blog at www.generalpraxis.org.uk.

Current research activities

British Academy/GCRF: Waste, Water and Wellbeing: lessons from the interface of formal/informal urban systems in Dharavi, Mumbai (2019 - 2022), with colleagues at UWS, Bath Spa University, IIT Mumbai, Nirmala College for Women and ACORN Foundation, India

AHRC/GCRF: Rethinking Waste and the Logics of Disposability: Compound 13 Lab (2018 - 2020), with Bath Spa University, Shiv Nadar University and ACORN Foundation, India

AHRC Connected Communities programme: Remaking Society (2012 - 2014) - writing up findings and preparing a co-authored book with Dr Kerrie Schaefer, University of Exeter, on on the cultural politics of community arts and media for 2017/2018

AHRC: Resources of Hope: giving voice to underprivileged communities in India: follow-on funding for impact and engagement (with Coventry University, Bath Spa University, & Shiv Nadar University, Delhi) 2016 - 2017

Royal Society of Edinburgh: Research networking grant (Co-I with Prof Katarzyna Kosmala and PhD candidate Roman Sebastyanski): Regeneration of Waterfront Heritage Zones and Community Participation: Govan-Gdansk exhange: conferences, workshops, presentations and an edited collection of articles.

Work on curatorial research and an edited book, The Experimental City, working with colleagues at CCA Glasgow, UWS, Bath Spa University and the network of researchers, artists and activists involved in developing Challenging Elites: rethinking disconnection and recovering urban space (AHRC 2014 - 2015)




Target collaborative companies

arts organisations & networks including CCA Glasgow, Film City Glasgow

central and local government in Scotland, the UK,  and European cultural policy networks

experimental artist-led organisations working in challenging/marginal contexts

Area of academic expertise - outline

arts education, creative pedagogies, cultural & educational policy, social inclusion, arts, health & wellbeing, practice-based methods, urban studies, reflective practice/autoethnography, artist/teacher professional development, music cultures, community & participatory arts, interdisciplinary practices, organisational culture & leadership, regeneration & community development, participatory action research.


  • M Music
  • contemporary practices
  • sound art
  • HM Sociology
  • sociology of culture
  • AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
  • community outreach
  • participation
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • NX Arts in general
  • participatory practice
  • L Education (General)
  • arts education
  • leadership & management
  • AZ History of Scholarship The Humanities

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Research Output

In conversation with Henry Giroux

Jeffery, G. & McAuliffe, D., 2020, The SAGE Handbook of Critical Pedagogies. Steinberg, S. R. & Down, B. (eds.). SAGE Publications, Vol. 1.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Govan - Gdansk; Heritage, Regeneration, Alternative Futures

Kosmala, K. (ed.), Jeffery, G., Sebastyanski, R., Gardiner, E. & Kosmala, K., 12 Jun 2017, Glasgow : University of the West of Scotland. 40 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
  • 170 Downloads (Pure)

    In conversation with Henry Giroux: rethinking education in an age of emergent authoritarianism

    Giroux, H., McAuliffe, D., Steinberg, S. & Jeffery, G., 4 Oct 2017

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

    Open Access

    Materials of hope

    Jeffery, G., Parry, B., Shetty, V. & Kamble, L., 1 Jul 2017

    Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

  • The Kingdom of God is like a yogurt plant: selected writings by Bob Jeffery

    Jeffery, G. (ed.), 21 Jun 2017, Oxford, UK. : Jeffery Archive. 140 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Activities

    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

    Graham Jeffery (Visiting researcher)

    24 Feb 202027 Feb 2020

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

    Peer Review: MRC, AHRC and ESRC for GCRF project applications

    Graham Jeffery (Reviewer)

    1 Jan 201930 Dec 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of peer review panel or committee

    Street Music: AHRC Connected Communities Conference

    Graham Jeffery (Invited speaker)

    14 May 201915 May 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    PhD Examination

    Graham Jeffery (Examiner)

    16 Jul 2019

    Activity: Examination

    Spring into Methods: Three day event as part of the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences and Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities interdisciplinary doctoral student training programme.

    Katarzyna Kosmala (Organiser), Alison McCandlish (Organiser), Graham Jeffery (Organiser), Elizabeth Gardiner (Organiser), David McGillivray (Invited speaker), Nicola Black (Speaker), Ian McGillivray (Speaker), Tara Beall (Speaker) & Colin Clark (Speaker)

    30 Apr 20192 May 2019

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

    Press / Media

    Opportunity to take part in town's culture conversation

    Katarzyna Kosmala, Graham Jeffery, Elizabeth Gardiner & Alison McCandlish


    3 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Symposia: Govan/Gdansk: Documenting post-industrial heritage

    Katarzyna Kosmala & Graham Jeffery


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Govan/Gdansk exhibition: Street Level Photoworks

    Katarzyna Kosmala & Graham Jeffery


    5 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities