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Area of academic expertise - outline

Reader in Music and Performance and Education Lead for Culture & Creativity in the School of Media, Culture & Society, 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 keeps a blog at www.generalpraxis.org.uk.

Current research activities

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 2000 2017

Open Access
cultural institution

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

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

Kingdom of God

ACTA Podcast: Getting in on the Act? the cultural politics of community theatre

Beddow, N., Schaefer, K., Ben-Tovim, R. & Jeffery, G. 28 May 2016

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Open Access
Cultural Politics
Community Theater

Community arts in a post-industrial age: the cultural politics of community film-making with communities on the edge

Jeffery, G. & Kelly, H. 7 Nov 2016 People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth. Editorial Collective, T. P. K. (ed.). Practical Action Publishing, p. 73-82 9 p. ( Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 2008 2019

MeCCSA Annual Conference 2019

Jeffery, G. (Participant)
9 Jan 201911 Jan 2019

Activity: Participation in conference

Launch of Compound 13 Lab, Dharavi, Mumbai

Jeffery, G. (Organiser)
11 Apr 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Hope as Resistance

Jeffery, G. (Speaker)
8 Nov 201812 Nov 2018

Activity: Invited talk

UWS Learning, Teaching & Research Conference 2018

Jeffery, G. (Speaker)
27 Jun 201828 Jun 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

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