Meet the Team
UCLan’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) is led by Dr Alethea Melling, MBE. The CVCL team has gained a world-class reputation for designing and delivering courses, community cohesion projects and action-led research.
Dr Alethea Melling, MBE
Alethea Melling is the Director of the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) and has spent more than 25 years working with young people and local communities.
Ridwanah is the MA Programme Course Leader and a lecturer in Community Leadership. She co-ordinates UCLan's volunteering programme whilst developing CVCL's undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
In her role as Project Officer, Becky co-ordinates the day-to-day running of the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL).
Wajid is Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Community Leadership.
Yasmeen is a lecturer in Community Leadership and a project worker with a particular interest in youth and gang culture.
Dr Mahmood Chandia
Mahmood Chandia has a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies and is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Islamic Studies.
Jenny is a Senior lecturer in Community Leadership, specialising in Peer Led Education. She co-ordinates a number of projects including Touch and Ambassadors for the Future.