Clare Choak Faculty of Education & Health

Clare Choak BA Hons, PGCert, MSc

Clare Choak
BA Hons, PGCert, MSc

Senior Lecturer, Youth and Community Studies

Department of Education & Community Studies

Faculty of Education and Health

Clare Choak is a Senior Lecturer for Youth and Community Studies in the Department of Education & Community Studies at the University of Greenwich.

Previously, Clare worked as a journalist at the BBC before becoming a lecturer and researcher in 2003. Since joining the university in 2006, she has lectured across a number of programmes including Childhood & Youth, Criminology and Education (focusing primarily on Youth Studies), Criminology and Research.

Her activity as course coordinator includes Youth Justice and Social Control; Introduction to Sociology and Education; History of Childhood and Youth; and Youth Offending and Street Gangs.

  • Senior Lecturer, Youth and Community Studies, Department of Education & Community Studies
  • Course coordinator on Youth Justice and Social Control; Introduction to Sociology and Education; History of Childhood and Youth; and Youth Offending and Street Gangs
  • Member of the Distance Learning Working Group
  • Book reviewer for Sage
  • HEA Fellow

Clare's research interests include youth studies, youth crime, deviance, street gangs, gender, and urban identities. Clare's PhD study at UEL supervised by Dr Anthony Gunter, focuses on young women and urban identities, on road' and in street gangs. The issue of gender, race and street gangs has not been studied in tandem in the UK before and current literature about young women, positions them as victims of male patriarchy.

Choak, C. & Goodman, T. (2014) Youth Engagement Panel Evaluation Report  Middlesex University

Horvath, M.,  Davidson, J. Grove-Hills, J.,  Gekoski, A. & Choak, C. (2014) It's a lonely journey: a rapid evidence assessment on intrafamilial child sexual abuse Office of the Children's Commissioner UK

Alcohol Concern & Mentor (2013) Demon Drink? A Study of Alcohol and Youth Offending in London Alcohol Concern

Choak, C., Joseph, I. & Goodman, T. (2012) Evaluation of London Probation Trust's Serious Group Offending Forum Evaluation London Probation Trust

McDonald, L. & Puniskis, M. & Choak, C. (2012) Families & Schools Together (FAST) Save the Children UK (series of reports)

Goodman, T., Choak, C., Neville, L. & Amaechi (2012) Feasibility Study on the Applicability of the Public Private Partnership Concept in Prison Management in the Republic of Macedonia. British Embassy

Choak, C. (2011) Asking Questions: Interviews and Evaluations in Bradford, S. & Cullen, F. (eds) Research and Research Methods for Youth Practitioners Routledge: London

Choak, C. & Goodman, A. (2011) London Probation Trust's Serious Group Offending Training Evaluation European Commission

Ryan, L., Banfi, L. & Kofman, E. with Choak, C. (2010) Muslim Women: Communities, Identities and Aspirations London Borough of Barnet

Choak, C. (2009) How young people create their identities via 'cool' style MA Middlesex University

Choak, C. (2007) Young Women and Sport Interventions Physical Education Matters 2(2) 37-40

Crabbe, T. with Banda, D., Blackshaw, T., Brown, A., Choak, C., Gidley, B., Mellor, G., O'Connor, K., Slater, I. & Woodhouse, D. (2006) Knowing the Score: Positive Futures Case Study Research: Final Report Home Office

Crabbe, T. with Banda, D., Blackshaw, T., Brown, A., Choak, C., Gidley, B., Mellor, G., O'Connor, K., Slater, I. & Woodhouse, D. (2006) 'Distance Travelled': Impact, Journeys & Distance Travelled Third Interim National Positive Futures Case Study Research Report Crime Concern

Crabbe, T. with Banda, D., Blackshaw, T., Brown, A., Choak, C., Gidley, B., Mellor, G., O'Connor, K., Slater, I. & Woodhouse, D. (2006) 'In the Boot Room': Organisational contexts and partnership Second Interim National Positive Futures Case Study Research Report Crime Concern

Crabbe, T. with Banda, D., Blackshaw, T., Brown, A., Choak, C., Gidley, B., Mellor, G., O'Connor, K., Slater, I. & Woodhouse, D. (2005) 'Getting to Know You': Engagement and Relationship Building First Interim National Positive Futures Case Study Research Report Building Home Office

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