Val McNeice
Senior Public Health Research Specialist

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Phone: 0141 330 2660

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Val is a Senior Public Health Research Specialist. She works across the Centre’s programmes with a particular focus on community-based research and evaluation.

With Jennifer McLean, Val has published a variety of reports and outputs on the subject of asset-based approaches, including, most recently, work on asset-based approaches in health and social care service settings.

Val is also involved in early years education and childcare work including evaluating the provision of parenting support across Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and the evaluation of CHANGE (Childcare and Nurture in Glasgow East) which aims to establish a new, locally-appropriate model of childcare provision.

To build on the learning from their own work, Val and Jennifer recently commissioned a piece of research focused on citizenship in the early years. In terms of resilience, Val is part of the multi-agency ‘Resilient Glasgow’ team and jointly authored a review of the literature on resilience for public health.

To support Glasgow city’s Resilience Strategy, Val worked with colleagues at Glasgow City Council to produce a short animation which tells the story of the city’s resilience journey.  Val also has an interest in action research. With the Scottish Community Development Centre, she is part of the Animating Assets team and also works on ‘Weathering Change’ – an action research programme with a focus on climate change resilience. 

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