The staff team at the Youthscape Centre for Research develop the Centre's projects and programmes, as well as publishing and speaking on their work widely. They are supported by our Advisory Board, volunteers and academics across the UK.
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Hello, I’m Lucie. I’m the Director of The Youthscape Centre for Research here at Youthscape.
I came to Youthscape from the University of Bedfordshire and I’ve always done research with or about young people. I love being an academic in a sea of youth workers, and am slowly acclimating to the high quality of office banter. I want our research to genuinely enrich young people’s lives, and love it when we learn something which changes the way we see or act. When I’m not working I’m parenting, leading in my local church, being a trustee and trying to hang out with as many inspiring local people as possible. I’m also tall which is great, apart from when you’re sitting in front of Stanley Tucci at a wedding (that happened). Finally I’m passionate about crisps. I really like crisps.
I'm Phoebe and I'm the Head of Theology at Youthscape
I moved to Youthscape to set up the Centre for Research and led the team co-publishing our first major report 'Losing Heart' in 2016. My interest in academic study and research then took me on a journey to complete a PhD at King's College London, exploring theological approaches to Christian youth work. Before moving to Youthscape, I edited Youthwork and Childrenswork magazines. I also had a brief stint hosting a community radio show called Deep Stuff with Phoebs (yes, really), and auditioned to be part of a reality TV show looking for the next cruise ship star (mercifully it never aired!). I live in East London with my husband and am a volunteer youth minister at my local church.
Hi, I’m Gry and I work in Youthscape’s Centre for Research – I joined the team in May 2019.
I have a BSc in Psychology, an MSc in (basically) Mind Control, and the dream is to become a Clinical Psychologist. I am passionate about faith, young people, mental health and trauma and I think it is so important that our practice as youth workers is founded on what young people actually need, rather than what we think they need – which is why research is so important. I also love skiing, laughing, and deep conversations with friends. The most famous people I’ve met? Well, rural Norway was a quiet place to grow up, so…it would have to be Katy Perry's old youth workers. Admittedly, niche.
Hi, I’m Simon, and I’m part of the Research team here at Youthscape.
As a Youth Officer for Worcester Diocese, my passion is to assist and inspire parishes in their youth ministry. I moved to Worcester in summer 2014 after being a full-time youth and children’s worker since 2001. Now, I am working on a Research Masters investigating Digital Discipleship: using social media in youth ministry, in association with Youthscape and the London School of Theology. The team here offer great experience, inspiration and challenge, and are a lot of fun to be around!
My wife, Claire and I have two lively sons and together we enjoy bike rides, swimming, crazy golf and movie nights as well as walking by the river at home in Evesham. I love youth work, mission, running, reading thrillers, re-watching episodes of ER and The West Wing.