I specialise in youth and community work and have a leadership role within the Sheffield Institute of Education (SIOE) focused on business development. I have experience of leading academic development, recruitment/ admissions and marketing within SIOE.
My academic career is based on previous roles as a youth work practitioner, manager and adviser. This experience includes:
• Policy adviser, Youth Work Unit, Department for Education and Skills
• Management team member - Connexions South Yorkshire
• Various practitioner and management roles, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council,
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and City of Westminster
Management and leadership in youth work contexts
Quality assurance in youth work contexts
Risk, young people and the outdoors
Professional formation of youth workers
Social Sciences and Arts
I have taught on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in youth work and the academic study of education / childhood at Hallam since 2006
My research interests relate mainly to youth and community work. I have completed a doctorate in education on the intersection of risk and outdoor education in a youth work context. Currently, I am working on a project relating to care leavers.
Gannon, S., Taylor, C., Adams, G., Donaghue, H., Hannan-Swain, S., Harris-Evans, J., ... Moore, P. (2019). ‘Working on a rocky shore’: Micro-moments of positive affect in academic work. Emotion, space and society. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2019.04.002
Taylor, C., & Harris-Evans, J. (2018). Reconceptualising transition to Higher Education with Deleuze and Guattari. Studies in Higher Education, 43 (7), 1254-1267. http://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2016.1242567
Taylor, C., Harris-Evans, J., Garner, I., Fitzgerald, D., & Madriaga, M. (2018). Measurement imperatives and their impact: Academic staff narratives on riding the metric tide. In Equality and differentiation in marketised higher education: A new level playing field?. (pp. 171-194). Palgrave Macmillan: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78313-0
Theses / Dissertations
Harris-Evans, J.M. (2017). Love letters to services past: risk and outdoor education in youth work. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Boylan, M. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00051
My current work outside the University is as an external examiner at Carlow Institute, Ireland and the University of Gloucester. I am a Director for XP, a free school trust based in Doncaster.
I am a supervisor on the Education Doctorate programme.