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Martin Culliney

Dr Martin Culliney BA, MA, PhD

Research Fellow

Summary

Martin Culliney joined SIOE in March 2016. He mainly works with quantitative data but also has significant experience from qualitative and mixed method studies. His substantive interests include employment, education, young people, rural labour markets and social capital and his academic work encompasses all of these areas. 

  • About

    Martin Culliney joined SIOE in March 2016. He mainly works with quantitative data but also has significant experience from qualitative and mixed method studies. His substantive interests include employment, education, young people, rural labour markets and social capital and his academic work encompasses all of these areas. 

    Martin gained his PhD from the University of Birmingham in 2013. His thesis compares the labour market prospects for young people in rural and urban areas of Britain using a mixed method design. 

    In Martin's previous role at the University of Lincoln he acted as the interim leader of the BA Sociology programme, was responsible for curriculum design and coordinated several undergraduate modules. He has taught extensively at both Lincoln and Birmingham, covering a wide range of topics in research methods and social theory. 

    Martin has been lead author on reports for Defra and ACAS and contributed to evaluations of the Youth Contract, the Work Programme and Raising the Participation Age Phase 4. He has worked on projects commissioned by a variety of clients such as The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Calderdale District Council and The World Bank/Russian Finance Ministry. 

    Martin is currently involved in SIOE projects for the Education Endowment Foundation, DfE and GEO, leading on survey design, data management and analysis.

    Work experience
    Research Fellow: Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University, March 2016-
    Research Fellow/Lecturer: University of Lincoln, September 2013-March 2016
    Research Officer: Institute for Employment Studies, December 2012-August 2013
    ESRC Research Intern: Office of the Sentencing Council, March-June 2012
    Graduate teaching assistant: University of Birmingham, 2008-12

    Education
    PhD, Institute of Applied Social Studies, University of Birmingham, 2013
    MA, Social Research (distinction), University of Birmingham, 2009
    BA, Media, Culture and Society (first class honours), University of Birmingham, 2007

  • Teaching

    Social Sciences and Humanities

  • Research

    • Scale-up campaigns: Improving the impact of teaching assistants (EEF 2015-8) 
    • International teacher recruitment study (DfE 2016-7) 
    • Anti-HBT bullying evaluation (GEO 2016-2019) 
    • Integrating English: Randomised Controlled Trial (EEF 2016-2019) 
    • Realistic Maths: Randomised Controlled Trial (EEF 2017-2020)

    • Department for Education 
    • Government Equalities Office 
    • Education Endowment Foundation

  • Publications

    • Stiell, B., Willis, B., Culliney, M., Robinson, C., Coldwell, M. and Hobson, A.J. (2018) International teacher recruitment: understanding the attitudes and experiences of school leaders and teachers: Research report. London: Department for Education
    • Key, W. and Culliney, M. (2018) 'The Oldest Old and the risk of social exclusion', Social Policy and Society 47[1] 47-64
    • Culliney, M. (2017) 'Escaping the rural pay penalty: location, migration and the labour market', Work, Employment & Society 31[3] 429-446
    • Windle, K., George, T., Porter, R., McKay, S., Culliney, M., Walker, J., Vos, J., Essam, N., Saunders, H. (2016) ‘Staying Well in Calderdale’ Programme Evaluation: Final Report. Lincoln, University of Lincoln.
    • Culliney, M. (2014) ‘The rural pay penalty: youth earnings and social capital in Britain’ Journal of Youth Studies Vol. 17 [2] pp148-165
    • Culliney, M. (2014) ‘Going nowhere? Rural youth labour market opportunities and obstacles’ Journal of Poverty and Social Justice Vol. 22 [1] pp45-58
    • Culliney, M., Haux, T. and McKay, S. (2014) Family structure and poverty in the UK: an evidence and policy review. Project Report. University of Lincoln, Lincoln.
    • Culliney, M., Hillage, J. and Pollard, E. (2013) An assessment of the degree to which rural businesses access national mainstream employer skills and government business support programmes. Brighton: Institute for Employment Studies
    • Culliney, M. and Broughton, A. (2013) Young people’s views and experiences on entering the workplace. London: ACAS
    • Marangozov, R., Gloster, R., Williams, J., Culliney, M., Vila-Belda Montalt, J., Jacobsen, Y. and Casey, L. (2013) Supporting learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to access European Social Fund Priority 2 and 5 provision. Brighton: Institute for Employment Studies

    Selected conference presentations

    • Culliney, M., Willis, B., Stiell, B., Coldwell, M., Robinson, C. and Hobson, A. (2017) The Recruitment of International Teachers in England' European Conference for Educational Research, University College Copenhagen
    • Culliney, M. (2016) ‘Internships in the UK: The Employers’ Perspective’ Social Policy Association Annual Conference, Aston University
    • Culliney, M. (2015) 'Escaping the rural pay penalty: location, migration and the labour market' European Rural Sociological Society Annual Congress, Aberdeen
    • Culliney, M. (2014) ‘Family Structure and Poverty in the UK’ Social Policy Association Annual Conference, University of Sheffield.
    • Culliney, M. (2012) ‘Rural youth: labour market opportunities and outcomes’ European Sociological Association Youth and Generation Midterm Conference, Manresa, Spain
    • Culliney, M. (2011) ‘Rural youth: opportunities and outcomes in education and employment’ Social Policy Association Annual Conference, University of Lincoln

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