Staff profile

Sarah Barley-McMullen

Programme Lead and Senior Lecturer


Health, Social, and Community Work


College of Health and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care

Research centre

Health and Social Care Research Centre


Britannia Mill, Derby Campus



Programme Lead and Senior Lecturer in BA(Hons) Working with Young People and Communities (inc. JNC)
BSc Child and Family Health and Well-Being
MA Social Work

Module Lead Social Pedagogy
College Lead Joint Honours

Teaching responsibilities

Programme Lead and Part Time Co-ordinator for the BA (Hons) Working with Young People and Communities

Module Leader for:

I am the lead on Social Pedagogy within the Social and Community Studies, as well as the Joint Honours Lead for the College of Health and Social Care.

I can be contacted on or 01332 594011, and my room number is BM303.

Professional interests

I work full-time and have significant experience in the management and development of youth and community work delivery, youth arts work, career education and youth work in faith-based organisations. I was also a Senior Manager of Student Support Services in Further Education. I continue to work voluntarily with young people in a variety of settings.

The development and sustainability of youth work practice.

Resilience in practice.

Research interests

Resilience and professional practice with young People

Social Pedagogy as a tool for developing independent learning in Higher Education

Approaches to risk and young people

Participation and informal education with young people and communities

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2008)

I hold the JNC professional Award in Youth Work


Experience in industry

University of Derby


New College Nottingham (FE)


Youth Service Experience


Voluntary Work Since 1998

Recent publications