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Jon worked for 20 years as a youth work practitioner in a variety of settings and brings that knowledge and commitment to youth work to his teaching and research, joining Marjon in 2003. He is particularly interested in the relationship between theory and practice of youth work, the impact of policy on practice and the management of youth & community work. He also has a keen interest in outdoor education. Betrween 2016 and 2018 Jon led a major research project into the value and impact of youth work on the lives of young people in Europe.
Jon featured on the Future Labs Podcast to discuss the latest issues surrounding youth work in the UK.
PhD - Curriculum and Experiential Learning in Youth Work (University of Wales)
PG Diploma in Youth & Community Work (University of Lancaster)
PG Cert in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy (University of Sheffield)
BA Joint Hons in Philosophy & Physical Education (University of Wales)
Project title: ‘Developing and Communicating the Impact of Youth work across Europe’ - Erasmus Plus - €302, 104 Co investigators - University of Bari, University of Toulouse, Helsinki University of Applied Sciences and Tallin University, Grant number: 2015-3-UK01-KA205-022861.
Value of award to PI 99,600 Euros – Start date Feb, 2016 – end date Oct, 2018
Implementation of Transformative Evaluation in Western Australia – Edith Cowans University Perth & Youth Affairs Council WA, 200,000 AUD, value to Marjon 16,000 AUD, Principal investigator; Start date Jan 2018 – end date 30th August 2018
Implementation of Transformative Evaluation in Scotland – NHS Scotland / University of Edinburgh - £25,000, Principal investigator; Start date 1st Feb 2017 – end date 30th June 2018
Professional Association of Youth & Community Work Lecturers (PALYCW)
Advisor to the DCMS / NYA National Curriculum for Youth Work (2021) - https://nya.org.uk/resource/nya-national-youth-work-curriculum/
Jon is a trustee of Tavistock Youth Cafe.
When Jon is not working he enjoys being in the outdoors and is a keen swimmer, kayaker.
He spends much of his spare time walking on the moors around Tavistock with his Fox-Red Labrador Ronnie.