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Dr Darren Sharpe

Research Fellow 

  • University House, UH250, Stratford Campus
    Institute for Health and Human Development
    University of East London
    Stratford Campus
    London
    E12 4LZ
  • d.sharpe@uel.ac.uk +442082234325
    Darren is currently leading work on improving community-based diabetes services for children and young people in North and East London and the promotion of early access for help with neglect and abuse for young people on the move in Europe.


    Overview




    Expertise/research interests:

     Citizen Science
    User and patient involved research
    Innovative research methods and methodologies
    Identity, space and belonging in Europe
    Youth policy 

     
    Recently completed and current projects:

      ‘Optimal care for ‘hard to reach’ children and young people with diabetes: identifying and overcoming the barriers through community engagement’, PI Angela Harden.
       Sharpe, D. (2014) An Examination of Chelmsford Night Time Economy, Chelmsford: Chelmsford City Council Safer Chelmsford Partnership.
       Sharpe, Waller, T. Lane P. Almond, P.  Machin, N. (2014) SUPREME Guidelines: Report on Best Practices for Suicide Prevention using Internet and Media. Report prepared for the    EuropeanCommission's Executive Agency for Health and Consumers.
      Sharpe, D. Cossar, J., Brandon, M., Bailey, S., Belderson, P., and Biggart, L. (2013) 'It takes a lot to build trust’. Recognition and Telling: Developing Earlier Routes to Help for Children and    Young People. London: Office of the Children’s Commissioner.


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    Research

    Publications: Sharpe, D. Waller. T, Lane, P., and Almond, P. (In press) Exploring Adolescents’ Experience of Participation in a Randomised Control Trial and Survey of Suicide Prevention using the Internet.

    •Sharpe, D. & Boeck, T. (2009) An exploration of participatory research with young people, In: Coyote, Strasbourg, The Council Europe and the European Commission, No.14.

    Sharpe, D. & Törrönen, M. (In press) Children and Young People in Social Work, In: (Ed) Törrönen, M. Reciprocal Social Work, Helsinki, Gaudeamus.

    Sharpe, D. (2014) Independent Thinkers and Learners: A critical evaluation of the ‘Growing Together Schools Programme’, In: Pastoral Care in Education, 32(3).197-207.

    •Sharpe, D. (2014) Young people’s involvement in policy research, Children's Geographies, Vol 13(2). 240-248

    •Sharpe, D. (2009) The value of young people doing research: where do young people's count? In: Research, Policy and Planning: The Journal of the Social Services Research Group 27(2), pp-pp97-106.

    •Sharpe, D. & Boeck, T. (2009) An exploration of participatory research with young people, In: Coyote, Strasbourg, The Council Europe and the European Commission, No.14.

    •Sharpe, D. Moules, T. (2014) Research with Children and Young People, In: Thurston, C. (Ed) Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People, London, Routledge.

    •Sharpe, D. (2012) How to make research a positive experience: Ensuring adequate training, preparation and support, In: Fleming, J. & Boeck, T. (Ed) Involving Children and Young People in Health and Social Care, London, Routledge.

    •Sharpe, D. (2009) The value of young people doing research: where do young people's count? In: Research, Policy and Planning: The Journal of the Social Services Research Group 27(2), pp-pp97-106.

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    Dr Sharpe lectured in the Department of Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University, Loughborough University and Anglia Ruskin. He has designed and taught modules in Core Sociology, ‘Race’, Culture and Society and in Qualitative Research Methodologies and Methods for doctoral, postgraduate and undergraduate students. He is held in high-esteem by students and colleagues for his teaching, scholarship and research and features in the 2014-15 Anglia Ruskin postgraduate prospectus. What’s more, Dr Sharpe has trained and mentored teachers to conduct action research in the school environment and provided bespoke research skills training to public and third sector employees. 
     
    PhD Students
    •    Karen Badlan (full time) Explorations into Young People’s Political Literacy: how well equipped are young people for political engagement? (supervised with Dr Tina Moules).
    •    Sharon Clarke (part time) The ‘voice’ of children requiring palliative care: A Mosaic Approach (supervised with Dr Geraldine Davis).

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