Mr Harry Nicholson

BA (Hons), MA, FHEA

Senior Lecturer

School of Human and Social Sciences


Harry’s professional experience includes over 20 years of youth and community development practice, including community arts, peer education projects, youth justice, youth service provision, 1:1 support, group work, consultation and capacity building. Harry developed an expertise in issue-based learning and community-led initiatives working with a diverse range of groups and settings across various sectors.  His promotion of specialist and innovatory practices in collaborative learning and participatory projects have received national recognition as examples of good practice.  Examples of this include work in community needs assessment, project work around sexual health, substance misuse and community based project work. Harry has extensive experience in community development and management, informal learning and detached youth work and has been instrumental in working with groups to develop facilities, parks, community hubs and information networks.

Harry has been teaching at the university for over ten years and has worked across a wide range of disciplines and professional programmes. Harry is in the process of completing a Professional Doctorate which has explored the challenges faced by ‘non-traditional’ students and how tutors can contribute and inform supportive learning opportunities and celebrate student diversity and their achievements. Harry is committed to the educational principle of widening participation in both his teaching and research activities.