Stuart Hashagen (continued) 

 Stuart has worked in community development in Scotland since the mid 1970s - as a community planner in an early regeneration project, as a student unit organiser in a community work student unit, and as director of Community Development Foundation in Scotland 1989-2009. 

His areas of interest include community development policy and practice, community organisation development, health, planning and housing issues, regeneration and social inclusion.  He produced two versions of the 'LEAP' framework, and co-authored the ABCD approach to community development, as well as writing articles and papers on community development and health issues.  He joined the Community Development Foundation in 1989 as Manager and later Director for Scotland and worked with colleagues at the University of Glasgow to establish SCDC in 1993.  Since that time he played a lead role in establishing the Community Health Exchange and LEAP Support Unit, and co-directed training and support programmes, in particular Working Together: Learning Together (the national training programme for Social Inclusion Partnerships); Learning, Evaluation and Planning; the National Standards for Community Engagement, Meeting the Shared Challenge and Achieving Better Community Development. He now leads on capturing and disseminating learning from community development programmes.

 He is a trustee director of a youth and community association, advises the community regeneration committee of a community-led housing association, and is honorary research fellow at the University of Glasgow, in Glasgow.