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Hayley Douglas

Lecturer – Youth and Community Work

Staff Profile

Hayley Douglas

Room: K215


+44 (0) 1978 293258


Hayley has over 13 years’ experience working with children and young people, stemming from teaching English in Japan to not the most academic of students.

Upon return the UK, Hayley worked in various part time youth work roles undertaking both centre-based and detached youth work in the Bristol area, before finally gaining full time employment with Avon and Somerset Police as the Youth Liaison Worker for Bristol.

Following this, Hayley worked for a community organisation managing a mobile youth provision in North Somerset, and regularly driving a double decker bus! Upon her move up to North Wales Hayley has worked for Communities First in Flint, Wrexham Youth Justice Service as a Senior Practitioner, and finally with Barnardos as Team Leader for the Flintshire Young Carers project.

Hayley gained her MA in Youth Work & Community Development from De Montfort University to gain her JNC qualification, to build upon her youth work experience and to develop more specialised knowledge and skills from her first BA Criminology & Psychology (Dual Hons) from Keele University.

Outside of work Hayley can mostly be found enjoying time with her 2 young boys who keep her on her toes, but is looking forward to completing the PGCPD this year and then starting doctorate studies in the future.

MA Youth Work and Community Development (JNC)

BSc (Dual Hons) Criminology & Psychology

BA (Hons) Youth and Community Work

YCW601 – Critical Analysis of Informal Education
YCW604 – Professional Studies in Supervision
YCW502 – Creative Skills for Engagement

I am also the Level 5 Personal Tutor for Youth work students, and Route Leader for the MA Education (Youth and Community)

Hayley is currently undertaking research evaluating the impact of a youth work projects for young people not in education, employment or training.