Ali Hanbury

Senior Engagement Manager

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Centre activities

I am responsible for NCRM’s national engagement strategy across three hub institutions and nine centre partners, in addition to contributing to the overall functioning of the Centre through excellent working relationships with colleagues and partners. I have developed and launched two new national networks of academics and social researchers from across the Economic and Social Research Council’s portfolio.

I work collaboratively and creatively to develop innovative mechanisms to identify and engage key audiences across various sectors and industries. By utilising a range of engagement activities and events, I work with cross-sector researchers to showcase methodological developments. NCRM’s engagement function has three active priority areas, they are to engage with 1) ESRC-funded investments, 2) cross-sector social researchers (namely within the Voluntary, Community, Social, Faith and Enterprise sector) and to engage on 3) the interface of health research and social sciences.


  • Hanbury, A., Eastham, R. (2024). Communities of Pleasure. In: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Sexuality Education. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-95352-2_126-1
  • Carr, S., & Hanbury, A. ‘LGBTQ+ young peoples’ sexuality and gender citizenship in digital space’ in Batsleer, J, Rowley, H & Lüküslü, D. (eds) (2022) Young People, Radical Democracy and Community Development. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Eastham, R., Hanbury, A (2020) Encountering the pleasure/risk complex and desexualisation in practice: a commentary on sexualities education from sexual pleasure workshops with self-defining women. Sex Education.
  • Gabb, J., McDermott, E., Eastham, R., & Hanbury, A. (2019). Paradoxical family practices: LGBTQ+ young people, mental health and wellbeing. Journal of Sociology. DOI: 10.1177/1440783319888286
  • McDermott, E., Gabb, J., Eastham, R., & Hanbury, A. (2019). Family trouble: Heteronormativity, emotion work and queer youth mental health. Health. DOI: 10.1177/1363459319860572
  • Hanbury, A. 'Young Women and the Pharmaceutical Burden of HPV Vaccinations' in Johnson, E. (ed) (2017) Gendering Drugs: Feminist Studies of Pharmaceuticals, Palgrave
  • Book Review: Powered by girl: A field guide for supporting youth activists, L.M. Brown. Beacon Press, Massachusetts (2016) (208 pp.), ISBN: 978-080709460-0
  • Hanbury, A. and Eastham, R. Keep calm and contracept! Addressing young women’s pleasure in sexual health and contraception consultations, 2014, Sex Education
  • Hanbury, A. and Ronan, A. Risk and resilience: exploring the necessity and (im)possibility of being a critical and feminist youth worker in neo-liberal times, 2013, Youth and Policy
  • Hanbury, A. ‘Sex and Relationships Education vs Abstinence Programmes’ in Batsleer, J. (2012) Youth Working with Girls and Women in Community Settings: A Feminist Perspective Book
  • Book Review: Jackson, C., Paetcher, C. and Renold, E. (eds) (2010) Girls in Education 3-16 Continuing Concerns, New Agendas
  • Hanbury, A, Batsleer, J, and Lee, A. ‘Youth work with girls: a feminist perspective’ in Batsleer, J and Davies, P. (eds) (2009) What is Youth Work?