Naomi Stanton

Research Fellow

Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine

Middlesex University, London

Young People, Youth Work, Religion, Organised Crime, Qualitative narrative research

I am a sociologist of youth and religion with my main specialisms being youth work and Christianity. I am experienced in mixed methods research with a preference for qualitative narrative methods. I am interested in how factors such as class and gender impact upon young people's sense of belonging within certain groups. Prior to my academic career, I was a youth and community worker and this experience informs my research and teaching interests.

PhD Religious Studies MA Education BA Community and Youth Work

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  1. Smith, Mark K. and Stanton, Naomi and Wylie, Tom, eds. (2015) Youth work and faith: debates, delights and dilemmas. Russell House, Lyme Regis. ISBN 9781905541867
  2. Stanton, Naomi (2014) A culture of blame – Sunday school teachers, youth workers and the decline of young people in churches. Crucible: The Christian journal of Social Ethics . p. 32. ISSN 0011-2100
  3. Stanton, Naomi and Wenham, Aniela (2013) ‘Fallen women’ and ‘artful dodgers’ – historical reflections on youth deviance. In: Reappaisals: Essays in the history of youth and community work. Gilchrist, Ruth and Jeffs, Tony and Spence, Jean and Stanton, Naomi and Cowell, Aylssa and Walker, Joyce and Wylie, Tom, eds. Russell House Publishing, Lyme Regis, UK, pp. 20-38. ISBN 9781905541881
  4. Stanton, Naomi (2012) Christian youth work: teaching faith, filling churches or response to social need? Journal of Beliefs and Values, 33 (3). pp. 385-403. ISSN 1361-7672
  5. Stanton, Naomi (2013) Faith-based youth work - lessons from the Christian sector. In: Working with young people. Curran, Shelia and Harrison, Roger and MacKinnon, Donald, eds. SAGE, London, pp. 193-205. ISBN 9781446273289
  6. Stanton, Naomi (2015) Serious and organised crime toolkit - evaluation report. Project Report. Home Office. (Accepted/In press)
  7. Stanton, Naomi (2013) From Sunday Schools to Christian Youth Work: young people's engagement with organized Christianity in twentieth century England and the present day. PhD thesis, The Open University.
  8. Stanton, Naomi (2015) Youth ministry – social, spiritual and institutional agendas. In: IASYM annual international conference (London 2015), January 2015, London School of Theology.
  9. Stanton, Naomi, ed. (2015) Innovation in youth work: thinking in practice. YMCA George Williams College, London, UK. ISBN 9780950954776