Alison Gilchrist CD Consulting
Alison Gilchrist CD Consulting



2019 The Well-connected community: a networking approach to community development (3rd edition), Bristol: The Policy Press


2016 The Short Guide to Community Development (2nd edition)Bristol: The Policy Press


2009 The well-connected community: a networking approach to community development (2nd edition), Bristol: The Policy Press


2007 Equalities and communities: challenge, choice and change, London: CDF


2005 Community development and networking (2nd edition), London: CDF


2004 Community development and community cohesion: bridges or barricades?  London: CDF


2016  Gilchrist, A. Blending, braiding and balancing: Strategies for managing the interplay between formal and informal ways of working with communities. The William Plowden Fellowship report. University of Birmingham: Third Sector Research Centre   


2013  McCabe, A., Gilchrist, A. et al Making the links: poverty, ethnicity and social networks, York, JRF


2013  Hudson, M., Netto, G., Sosenko,F., Noon, M., de Lima, P., Gilchrist, A. and Kamenou-Aigbekaen, N. In-work poverty, ethnicity and workplace cultures, York, JRF


2011  Morris, D. and Gilchrist, A. Communities connected: inclusion, participation and common purpose, London, RSA.


2011  Gilchrist, A. and Kyprianou, P. (2011) Social networks, poverty and ethnicity – distillation paper, York, JRF.


2010  Gilchrist, A., Bowles, M. and Wetherell, M.S. Identities and social action: connecting communities for a change, Open University. Download from


2008  Seebohm, P. and Gilchrist, A. Connect and Include, report of research into community development and mental health, London: National Social Inclusion Partnership/CDF.



Gilchrist, A. (2016) (In)formal interactions and interfaces - implications for practice. Journal for Radical Community Work, vol 2. 


Seebohm, P., Gilchrist, A. and Morris, D.  (2012) Bold but balanced: How community development contributes to mental health and inclusion, Community Development Journal, vol 47, pp.473-490.


Gilchrist, A. (2003) 'Community development in the UK - possibilities and paradoxes, Community Development Journal, vol 38, pp.16-25.


Gilchrist, A. (2000) 'The well-connected community: networking to the edge of chaos' in Community Development Journal, vol 35, pp. 264-275.


Gilchrist, A. (1998) 'A more excellent way: developing coalitions and consensus through informal networking' in Community Development Journal, vol 33, pp. 100-108.


Gilchrist, A. (1992) 'Grey Matters: struggles for new thinking and new respect for older people' Community Development Journal, vol 27, pp. 175-181.



2011 Gilchrist, A. Chapter on citizen participation in the UK, published by Central and Eastern European Citizens Network (CEE CN)

2007  Gilchrist, A. 'Community development and networking for health' in Public health for the 21st century: new perspectives on policy, participation and practice, 2nd edition, eds. J. Orme et al. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. 

2007  Gilchrist, A . ‘Linking partnerships and networks’ in Leading work for young people, eds. T. Harrison et al. Milton Keynes: Open University Press


2004  Gilchrist, A. ‘Developing the well-connected community’ in Network Logic: who governs in an inter-connected world, London: Demos.


Gilchrist, A. (2003) 'Linking partnerhsips and networks' in Managing communtiy practice, eds S. Banks, H. Butcher, P.Henderson and J. Robertson. Bristol: The Policy Press.


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