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This podcast explores music production as a form of youth work and how the benefits have been quantified and reported. Ian McGimpsey speaks to Frances Howard (Nottingham Trent University), Brian McShane (Coventry University) and Simon Glenister (Noise Solution) about how music shapes and structures youth – both constructing and characterising the experiences of diverse groups of young people – and goes on to question how these impacts have been measured, and could be measured in future.

Our panel bring their expertise concerning a range of practices that vary in aims and context, and the different conceptual and methodological approaches that can be taken to understanding and representing the value of music production as an educative process for young people and communities.

In this Episode

Ian McGimpsey, Dr

Lecturer in Education at University of Birmingham

Ian joined the University of Birmingham School of Education as a lecturer in 2013, immediately following the completion of his ESRC funded doctoral research at the Institute of Education, London. His undergraduate study was in youth and community...

Frances Howard, Dr

Lecturer in Youth Studies at Nottingham Trent University

Dr Frances Howard is Course Leader for BA (hons) Youth Studies at Nottingham Trent University. She has previously worked in local authorities, arts education and youth work and continues to conduct research on young people, youth work, the...

Simon Glenister

CEO at Noise Solution CIC

Simon is the founder and CEO of Noise Solution CIC. Pioneering digital youth work for the last 10 years, Noise Solution was named as one of the UK's top 100 performing social enterprise's (Natwest SE100) in 2019 and 2020. Simon has spent the...

Brian McShane, Dr

Youth worker and Sociologist at Coventry University

Dr. Brian McShane is a former youth worker and sociologist based in the Criminology department at Coventry University. His research interests are young people, youth cultures, masculinities and relational methods.