Andy Turner

Andy has over thirty years’ experience in community and youth work as a practitioner, activist, trainer and manager.

Staff details

Andy Turner


Lecturer - Applied Social Studies/Community and Youth Work


Social, Therapeutic and Community Studies


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Andy Turner has worked for over three decades in community and youth work, as a practitioner, activist, trainer, researcher and manager in some of the poorest parts of England. In the 1990’s Andy co-founded The Kabin and The Hackney Marsh Partnership, working with East London communities to provide education, training and employment projects, advice services, social enterprise and youth work. A former Director establishing new networks and approaches at Church Urban Fund, Andy now works as an independent consultant and facilitator. He is a lecturer in applied social studies and community and youth work at Goldsmiths University of London and an associate researcher at the Centre for Community Engagement Research. He is a doctoral candidate at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths University of London. Andy is a trustee and former chair of various arts, civil-society and anti-poverty charities, and lives in Hackney.

Publications and research outputs


Thompson, Naomi; Nasimi, Rabia; Rova, Marina and Turner, Andy. 2022. Community Work with Migrant and Refugee Women: 'Insiders' and 'outsiders' in research and practice. Bingley: Emerald. ISBN 9781801174794