Professor Marjorie Mayo

Marjorie is interested in community education and development, community cohesion and social solidarity.

Staff details

Professor Marjorie Mayo


Emeritus Professor of Community Development


Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies


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Academic qualifications

BA, Msc, PhD

Areas of supervision

Community Education and Development, Active Citizenship

Publications and research outputs


Mayo, Marjorie C.; Koessl, Gerald; Scott, Matthew and Slater, Imogen. 2015. Access to Justice for Disadvantaged Communities. Policy Press. ISBN 978-1447311058

Mayo, Marjorie C. and Annette, John, eds. 2010. Taking Part? Active Learning for Active Citizenship, and beyond. Leicester: niace. ISBN 978-1-86201-435-0

Mayo, Marjorie C. and Annette, John. 2010. Taking Part?: Active Learning for Active Citizenship, and Beyond. National Institute of Adult Continuing Education. ISBN 978-1862014350

Edited Book

Mayo, Marjorie C.; Craig, G; Popple, K; Shaw, M and Taylor, M, eds. 2011. The Community Development Reader. Bristol: The Policy Press. ISBN 978-84742-705-2

Book Section

Rooke, Alison. 2013. Contradiction, collaboration and criticality: Researching empowerment and citizenship in community-based arts. In: Marjorie C. Mayo; Zoraida mendiwelso bendek and Carol Packham, eds. Community Research for Community Development. hampshire: palgrave macmillan, pp. 150-169. ISBN 978-1- 137- 03473-1

Mayo, Marjorie C.; Jones, Vaughan and Camilo Cock, Juan. 2011. New Communities and Social Cohesion: Third Sector approaches to evaluation. In: Peter Ratcliffe and Ines Newman, eds. Promoting Social Cohesion: Implications for Policy and Evaluation. Bristol: The Policy Press, pp. 227-242. ISBN 978-1-84742-694-9

Mayo, Marjorie C.. 2010. Competing Perspectives, definitions and approaches. In: Marjorie C. Mayo and John Annette, eds. Taking Part? Active Learning for Active Citizenship, and beyond. Leicester: niace, pp. 41-60. ISBN 978-1-86201-435-0


Mayo, Marjorie C.. 2013. Providing access to justice in disadvantaged communities: Commitments to welfare revisited in neo-liberal times. Critical Social Policy, 33(4), pp. 679-699. ISSN 0261-0183

Mayo, Marjorie C.; Mendiwelso-Bendek, Zoraida and Packham, Carol. 2012. Learning to take part as active citizens: emerging lessons for community organising in Britain. Voluntary Sector Review, 3(2), pp. 179-195. ISSN 2040-8056

Mayo, Marjorie C.; Gaventa, John and Rooke, Alison. 2009. Learning global citizenship? Exploring connections between the local and the global. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 4(2), pp. 161-175. ISSN 1746-1979


Mayo, Marjorie C.; Koessl, Gerald; Scott, Matthew and Slater, Imogen. 2012. Accessing social justice in disadvantaged communities: dilemmas for Law Centres in the context of public service modernisation. Project Report.

Mayo, Marjorie C. and Gaventa, John. 2009. Spanning Citizenship Spaces Through Transnational Coalitions: The Case of the Global Campaign for Education. Working Paper. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton.

Mayo, Marjorie C.; Shukra, Kalbir; Gidley, Ben; Blake, Geraldine; Foot, Jane; Yarnit, Martin and Diamond, John. 2008. Community Engagement and Community Cohesion. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Research Interests

Community Education and  Development, Community Cohesion and Social Solidarity, Participation, Active Citizenship, Global citizenship