Lara Paquete Pereira

Staff details

Lara Paquete Pereira


Lecturer in Community Studies and Social Work


Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies


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Lara is a Youth & Community/ Social Work lecturer interested in working with underrepresented communities.

I am a Community Developer and Youth Worker lecturer interested in working with underrepresented communities. I am keen to make fundamental changes and improve the lives of those impacted by systemic violence.

Academic qualifications

  • BA Applied Social Science, Community Development & Youth Work 2019
  • MA Education, Culture, Language & Identity 2021

Research interests

The focus of my research interest is in the area of Race and Racism and Youth Participation.

Publications and research outputs

Professional projects

Senior Youth Worker/ Student supervisor at Goldsmiths Alchemy.
Founded in 2017, Goldsmiths Alchemy is a weekly Saturday workshop at Goldsmiths University that offers free access to music rehearsal and recording space, professional music training, and youth work support for 13-18-year-olds in the Borough of Lewisham. We operate an anti-oppressive and collaborative education model.
At Alchemy, we are committed to working with young people society is at risk of losing, such as those struggling with the school system for any reason, school/education refusers, those using challenging behaviour to express themselves, or those feeling unmotivated, alienated, or low in self-esteem.