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Cristina Asenjo Palma

Cristina Asenjo Palma
Name
Cristina Asenjo Palma
Title
Organisation
Social Policy School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
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Research Interests
Well-being, Community Development, Rights-based Approaches, Asset-based Approaches, Mixed Methods, Conflict Resolution
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/social_policy/cristina_asenjo_palma

PhD Title

Enhancing community well-being: a matter of assets or rights?

Research Interests

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.

Supervisors

Elke Heins

Jan Eichhorn

Qualifications

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.

Awards

2016-2019 ESRC Doctoral Scholarship

2011 -2012 Asian University for Women Research Grant

1996-1999 Universidad Complutense Scholarship

Publications

 Asenjo, C (2015), Rethinking the Relationship with the State. Concept, 6 (1), 11.

Available at http://concept.lib.ed.ac.uk/index.php/Concept/article/view/281

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