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Fiona Cullen, Dr

Senior Lecturer at St. Marys University

Fin Cullen is a qualified Youth and Community worker and worked for over a decade across the UK in a variety of contexts including youth homeless provision, residential settings, day centres, school-based youth services, centre-based, outreach, detached and mobile provision and sexual health and drugs education services.

Her main teaching areas include social justice and user empowerment, informal education and youth work, youth policy and qualitative research methods. She has previously taught on PGCE courses at Goldsmiths, Institute of Education (UCL) and was a visiting tutor at the University of St Mark & St John.

Fin was the Director of Youth & Community Work at Brunel University and taught across a range of modules on the BA and MA Youth & Community and MA Children, Youth & International Development programmes from 2008-2016. In addition, she was MA Year One lead for Social Work at Brunel University and taught on modules including Research Methods; Dissertation; Social Policy & Sociology, Social Work theory, Interprofessional and Interagency Collaboration and Service Users in Community Context.

She has also supervised and supported PhD students with interests in young people’s street cultures and social justice interventions in youth work practice.

Fiona Cullen's contributions

Youth Studies and Informal Education

The special interest of the SIG is in research and scholarship relating to theory, policy and practice issues in Youth Studies and Youth and Community Work.  These include: youth transitions and...

Special Interest Group