Cristina Asenjo Palma
- Cristina Asenjo Palma
- Social Policy School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK
- Research Interests
- Well-being, Community Development, Rights-based Approaches, Asset-based Approaches, Mixed Methods, Conflict Resolution
Enhancing community well-being: a matter of assets or rights?
During my work as a community development worker, I faced a recurrent question: how can practitioners enhance the well-being of communities in situations of disadvantage? Two approaches lead the development practice in Scotland. The asset based approach seeks to help people develop skills to address difficulties by themselves. The rights based approach seeks to help people make governments accountable for addressing the structural barriers to well-being.
My research aims to explore how asset and rights based approaches may influence the well-being of communities facing disdavantage accross three dimensions: material, social and personal.
2015 MSc Community Education (Distinction), The University of Edinburgh, UK.
2013 PgDip Conflict Resolution Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
1999 BA Social Education, University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
2016-2019 ESRC Doctoral Scholarship
2011 -2012 Asian University for Women Research Grant
1996-1999 Universidad Complutense Scholarship
Asenjo, C (2015), Rethinking the Relationship with the State. Concept, 6 (1), 11.
Asenjo, C (2014), Mediación Intercultural y Liderazgo. Una Experiencia en Bangladesh. Revista de Educación Social, 18.
Available at http://www.eduso.net/res/pdf/18/ex14_res_18.pdf