Mark Hammond
  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Mark Hammond studied community youth work as an undergraduate at Ulster University from 1994-1997. He has worked in the youth work field for over 30 years with various statutory and voluntary sector youth work agencies. Before joining the community youth work team as a Lecturer in 2006, Mark worked with the Corrymeela community and YMCA Ireland in the areas of cross community, community relations work and peace building. He has studied and trained in the areas of education, management, mediation, and group work.Mark is currently Team Lead for Community Youth Work and course director for the full time BSc Hons Community Youth Work programme. He stresses the importance of the student experience and pastoral care.

Teaching Interests

Mark contributes to both the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in community youth work and has supervised several masters students to completion. Mark teaches across a number of modules, including topics such as leadership, interpersonal skills, research methods, youth work theory and individual/group work. He was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2016,

Research Interests

Mark completed his PhD in June 2018. This involved investigating how youth workers understand the purpose and underlying educational processes of youth work. He has research interests into the purpose and processes involved in youth work and peacebuilding. Mark is currently supervising two PhD students who are due to complete in the coming year. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Member of Education Authority project board for the youth service funding scheme., Education Authority NI


Committee Member, Youth Work Training Board



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