Jupp Kina, Victoria


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Victoria is a lecturer in the School of Education, Social Work and Community Education and teaches across the Social Work and Community Learning and Development programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Victoria has a broad range of professional experience from both the social work and community development fields in the UK and internationally. Since gaining her PhD in Social Work from Durham University she has taught across a range of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes including social work, international development and community education.

Victoria’s research interests centre on social justice and challenging global inequalities across the fields of social work, community development and the arts. With an explicit international and interdisciplinary focus, her work aims to bring together different forms of knowledge and understanding to positively influence professional practice. This draws on her doctoral action research project examining children and young people’s participation in NGOs in São Paulo, Brazil. This work highlighted the deeply emotional nature of working inclusively and it is this aspect that continues to be her primary research focus. Victoria is fluent in Portuguese and is passionate about bringing together knowledges from across the world to challenge and further develop professional practices.  


BA (Hons) Community Learning and Development

Critical Practice in CLD (Module Leader)

Researching Practice in CLD (Module Leader)


MSc Community Learning and Development

Critical Pedagogies

Dissertation Supervisor


BA (Hons) Social Work

Reading, Understanding and Applying Research in CLD (Module Leader)

Academic and Practice Tutor


MSc Social Work

Academic and Practice Tutor


Doctoral Supervision




Research Funding

Jupp Kina, Jindal-Snape, D. and Nishat, A. (2017) 'Sustaining 'Home': addressing multidimensional vulnerabilities through community-led innovation in climate change adaptation in rural Bangladesh' ESRC-DFID Developments Frontiers (c. £300,000) - under review

Jupp Kina, V. and McCulloch, P. (2016) 'Transforming the lives of children in Dundee: student research assistantships in social work and community learning and development to conduct the 'Living and Growing up in Lochee' project' Alumni Fund, University of Dundee (£8,000) - successful

Jupp Kina, V. and Carter, J. (2016) 'Participatory Arts for Transformative Change: creating intercultural conversations between Scotland and Brazil' Scottish Universities Insight Institute (c. £20,000) - unsuccessful

Raw, A., Jupp Kina, V. and Ramsden, H. (2014) ‘Potency and Potential of creative connections in interstitial spaces: learning from Latin American perspectives’ Arts and Humanities Research Council, Connected Communities (c. £55,000) - successful

Cassidy, K., Jupp Kina, V., Raw, A. and Whitehouse, T. (2014) ‘Children’s dissenting voices: communities in transition’ Arts and Humanities Research Council, Connected Communities (c. £55,000) - unsuccessful

Jupp Kina, V. (2014) Fully funded place won on competitive tender to attend the AHRC Connected Communities Early Career Researcher Festival, Cardiff (1st-3rd July 2014)

Swinney, A. and Jupp Kina, V. (2014) ‘Looking forward not back’ Consultancy for Participatory Action Research Project led by Youth Link Scotland (c. £2,700) - successful

Smith, F., Hanna, S. and Jupp Kina, V. (2011) ‘Care leavers’ experiences of higher education’ Funded by the Widening Participation Office, Brunel University (c. £2,000) - successful


External positions

Editorial Board

2013 → …

External Examiner, Liverpool Hope University



  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • HT Communities. Classes. Races
  • L Education (General)

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reflexivity Social Sciences
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Projects 2014 2018

Research Output 2005 2018

3 Citations (Scopus)

Teaching for transformation: higher education institutions, critical pedagogy and social impact

Jupp Kina, V. & McEwan-Short, J., 2 Jun 2018, Paulo Freire and transformative education : changing lives and transforming communities. Melling, A. & Pilkington, R. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 231-243 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

social effects
political development
social economics
30 Downloads (Pure)

The continuing relevance of Paulo Freire: Celebrating 50 years since the publication of Pedagogy of the oppressed

Kina, V. J. & Gonçalves, A., 1 Nov 2018, In : Critical and Radical Social Work. 6, 3, p. 363-376 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Augusto Boal's Theatre of the oppressed: democatising art for social transformation

Jupp Kina, V. & Fernandes, K. C., 1 Aug 2017, In : Critical and Radical Social Work. 5, 2, p. 241-252 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Transformation
6 Citations (Scopus)
Social Work
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
social work

Listening to Children’s Voices: A Systematic Review

Urbina, M. A., Jindal-Snape, D., Jupp Kina, V. & Lindsay, A., 29 Aug 2017.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper


Nominee for Inspirational Teaching Award

Victoria Jupp Kina (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Other distinction

Nominee for Personal Tutor of the Year

Victoria Jupp Kina (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Other distinction

Nominee for Student-led Teaching Award

Victoria Jupp Kina (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2009 2018

World Community Development Conference 2019 (Event)

Victoria Jupp Kina (Chair)
2018 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

The Impact of Universal Community-Based Youth Work in Scotland

Victoria Jupp Kina (Speaker)
18 Dec 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

World Community Development Conference 2018

Victoria Jupp Kina (Participant)
25 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Kelly di Bertolli

Victoria Jupp Kina (Host)
20 Feb 20176 Mar 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Sao Paulo

Victoria Jupp Kina (Visiting researcher)
21 Aug 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution


Participant or Protagonist? Exploring the personal in children and young people's participation

Author: Jupp-Kina, V. K., 2010

Supervisor: Charnley, H. (External person) (Supervisor) & Pain, R. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy