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Yaser Mir

Locality: United Kingdom
Summary: A highly experienced social researcher, manager and senior specialist on all aspects of community engagement, taken leading roles in major community engagement programmes across England working with disadvantaged communities on some of the most difficult issues that can affect communities. These include community needs and public service provision around issues of drugs use, mental health, regeneration, crime and offending. In recent years concentrated on senior roles in research, management, consultancy and teaching on the issues of violent extremism and community cohesion. The Governments Prevent programme has been a specific focus of work and interests, undertaking a range of commissions including those for the Department for Communities and Local Government, local authority partnerships and the Metropolitan Police Service. Common to all the research, management and collaborative consultancy projects, has been the application, adaptation and development of community engagement models as a pioneering method of successfully engaging so-called hard to reach communities on sensitive and controversial issues. Combines a strategic grasp of policy and practice with the practical tools required to conduct and drive forward multi-dimensional projects with an array of partners, both statutory and voluntary/community, on the ground. In addition bring to bear direct experience as national lead on major community engagement programmes on substance misuse and criminal justice, commissioned by Department of Health and Home Office together with associated teaching, consultancy and team management/supervision across England. Also have a wide range of publications and good practice guidance in the above areas. A regular contributor and speaker at conferences at home and abroad and hold a number of professional positions in community, voluntary and statutory sectors.
Current: Director at Urban Vision North Staffordshire Independent Member - Standards Committee at Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council Director at BASIAN Director at Connections for Development (CfD) see less... 1 more...
Past: Vice-Chair at Staffordshire LINk - Newcastle-under-Lyme District Senior Lecturer/Senior Researcher at University of Central Lancashire Health Advocate at Oxford City Primary Care Trust see less...
Education:  The Manchester Metropolitan University  (2000-2004) 
 Common Purpose   
 Oxford Brookes University   

Industry: Public Policy
Skills: Regeneration, Substance Misuse, Mental Health and Well-Being, Health and Social Care, Criminal Justice, Community Engagement, Equality, Diversity & Human Rights, Inter-faith, and Inter-Community Dialogue, Community Development, Community Cohesion, Social Inclusion, Preventing Violent Extremism, Neighbourhood Policing, Crime and Community Safety
Experience: Urban Vision North Staffordshire (Architecture & Planning industry): Director,  (2008-Present) 
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council (Government Agency; Government Administration industry): Independent Member - Standards Committee,  (2008-Present) 
BASIAN (Hospital & Health Care industry): Director,  (2007-Present) 
Interests: career opportunities, consulting offers, new ventures, job inquiries, expertise requests, business deals, reference requests, getting back in touch

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Yaser Mir . Yaser is a senior lecturer at the International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion at the University of Central Lancashire.

Narrowing The Gap

Bob McDonald Yaser Mir Nicole Crompton UCLan 2008 3 INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOR COMMUNITIES, RIGHTS AND INCLUSION 1 These have included Black and minority ethnic communities; refugees ...

Board members and organisational structure | Connections for ...

Yaser Mir (Stoke on Trent) Salma Thurayya (Birmingham) Nareen Sood (Scotland) Mohammed Jamil (Burton upon Trent) Lillian Ricketts-Hagan (London)

The Muslim News

Yaser Mir: Faezeh Hashemi award for excellence in sports: Amir Khan: Alhambra award for excellence in arts: Rizwan Ahmed: Allama Iqbaln award for excellence in Islamic thought


Reaching people from different cultures and communities does not have to hinge on complicated diversity policies. DDN finds out from Yaser Mir how actions can speak ...

PowerPoint Presentation

1 . Community Engagement: Meeting the needs of a diverse client group . Yaser Mir. International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion (ISCRI), UCLan

Preventing violent extremism inquiry continues - UK Parliament

University of Lancashire: Bob McDonald, Principal Lecturer; Yaser Mir, Senior Lecturer, International School for Communities, Rights and Inclusion


Yaser Mir, Senior Associate Yaser is a highly experienced social researcher, manager and senior specialist on all aspects of community engagement.

mhhe: North West

Yaser Mir: Senior Lecturer: UCLan: email: Penny Park: Student Funding Assistant: Lancaster University: email: website: Lionel Rice: Employment Development Worker

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Manchester Metropolitan University: email: Tony Warne: Prof Mental health Care; Head of School: University of Salford: email: Yaser Mir: Senior Lecturer: UCLan

Substance use / Homelessness

... of practice to help in the development of peer-led support and includes services where ex-drug users have become volunteers or mentors Source : Alastair Roy; Kate Davies; Yaser Mir ...

Project team

... Action Team (DAAT) in Croydon, for having supported the funding application as well as offering support throughout the project and with the final editing of this report;  Yaser Mir ...

The evidence for aftercare following substance misuse treatment

Working with Black and Minority Ethnic groups Yaser Mir, Centre for Ethnicity & Health, University of Central Lancashire, and Ash Sethi, Diversity Lead, Nottinghamshire DAAT 4.

Protest against violence in Kashmir | Gilani Noor Mosque ...

Lecturer Yaser Mir, aged 32, was born in Kashmir but moved to the Potteries when he was aged two. Mr Mir, now of Newcastle, said: "Whatever happens in Kashmir will have an impact on ...


... very grateful for the continuous encouragement and inspiration from Chris Kelly (Nottinghamshire DIP) Kate Davies (Nottinghamshire DAAT) Jade Poyser (Nottinghamshire DAAT) Yaser Mir ...