Robert Walley

Robert Walley

Robert Walley- known as Bob- is a lecturer in the School of Social Work, Care and Community. He lectures on Community Leadership and Positive Environments which is about promoting cohesion and community wellbeing.

Bob has worked with the Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL) in various roles and capacities since 2004. In that time he has developed small-scale community based engagement projects into international collaborative research opportunities. He has worked on active research based engagement in places that include Nepal, Indonesia, China, India and Mongolia. In this time he has been able to inform and initiate community based learning and development research and practice on a variety of themes.

Previously, Bob has been part of many national and international boards and committees on volunteering and has gained over 14 years of experience working in various roles within the voluntary and third sector.

Now, as a Doctoral Candidate with one research paper published and many more in the pipeline, Bob is actively developing research projects concerned with environmental education, integration of refugees and asylum seekers into communities, social isolation and mental health awareness.


External Affiliations and Roles:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


2014   Research paper presentation – International ‘Paulo Freire and Transformative Education: Changing Lives and Transforming Communities’ Conference, University of Central Lancashire, UK

2012   Presentation / workshops for initiation of volunteer centres for 2014 Olympics with Russian Ministry for Education – Sochi State University, Russia

2012   Co-coordination – Global Youth Leaders conference, Tyn Dwr, UK

2010   Re-Create Project presentation – National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement and V-Inspired Conference, Westminster, UK

2009   Co-coordination – Global Youth Leaders conference, Helvellyn, UK