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Siobhan Riordan


Siobhan is a Solopreneur and Adult Educator whose postgraduate research was in the Science of Climate Change and Sustainable Development.

Siobhan is currently Director of Learning Communities Network, which provides online personal and professional development training courses.

She was Senior Lecturer and Principal Research Fellow at the University of East London for 17 years. She led development of the first BA in Social Enterprise in the world and the first postgraduate programme in Women’s Leadership in the UK. Her Masters research was in the development of women’s organisations. Her postgraduate research was published by the Schumacher Institute in their book on Community, Empowerment and Sustainable Development, (2008).

She ran her own independent consultancy delivering Learning Communities for public services in England and Wales for 16 years. Siobhan has over 25 years of experience working with grassroots communities, non-governmental organisations and public services designing both vocational and accredited learning programmes from Level 2 through to Level 6. She has worked with local and national government, police and health services throughout the UK. She has worked internationally in both the USA and Europe. She is a trained Psychosexual Therapist and group work facilitator and brings a unique and multidisciplinary approach to learning and development.

In her spare time, Siobhan is co-founder of Silver Village, a ground-breaking initiative in elder housing.