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Dr Martin Culliney BA, MA, PhD

Senior Research Fellow


Summary

I joined SIOE in March 2016. I mainly work with quantitative data but also have substantial experience from qualitative and mixed method studies. My research interests include employment, education, young people, rural labour markets and social capital and my academic work encompasses all of these areas. I am currently involved in SIOE projects for the Education Endowment Foundation, Government Equalities Office and Youth Endowment Fund, leading on survey design, data management and analysis.

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

Sheffield Institute of Education

Social Sciences and Arts

Courses

I contribute to the Doctorate in Education course through delivering sessions on Research Methods

Publications

Journal articles

Culliney, M. (2020). Personal contacts, employment and social mobility in Britain. Journal of Education and Work. http://doi.org/10.1080/13639080.2020.1722987

Culliney, M. (2017). Escaping the rural pay penalty: longitudinal analysis of rural/urban youth earnings in Britain. Work, Employment and Society, 31 (3), 429-446. http://doi.org/10.1177/0950017016640685

Key, W., & Culliney, M. (2016). The oldest old and the risk of social exclusion. Social Policy and Society, 17 (1), 47-63. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1474746416000518

Culliney, M. (2014). The rural pay penalty: youth earnings and social capital in Britain. Journal of Youth Studies, 17 (2), 148-165. http://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2013.793788

Culliney, M. (2014). Going nowhere? Rural youth labour market opportunities and obstacles. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 22 (1), 45-57. http://doi.org/10.1332/175982714X13910760153721

Reports

Culliney, M., Moore, N., Coldwell, M., & Demack, S. (2019). Integrating English: Evaluation Report. Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/Integrating_English.pdf

Maxwell, B., Coldwell, M., Willis, B., & Culliney, M. (2019). Teaching assistants regional scale-up campaigns: Lessons learned. Educational Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Campaigns/TA_scale_up_lessons_learned.pdf

Maxwell, B., Willis, B., Culliney, M., Coldwell, M., Demack, S., Goepel, J., & Stevens, A. (2019). Formative evaluation of the South & West Yorkshire teaching assistants scale-up campaign. Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Campaigns/SW_Yorks_TA_final_report_final.pdf

Maxwell, B., Willis, B., Culliney, M., Coldwell, M., & Reaney, S. (2019). Formative evaluation of the Lincolnshire teaching assistants scale-up campaign. Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Campaigns/Teaching_Assistant_campaign_Lincs_final.pdf

Demack, S., Reaney-Wood, S., Adams, G., Stiell, B., & Culliney, M. (2019). Participation and Attainment in A level Mathematics & FurtherMathematics.

Stiell, B., Willis, B., Culliney, M., & Coldwell, M. (2018). International teacher recruitment: understanding the attitudes and experiences of school leaders and teachers. Research Report. London: Department for Education. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713859/International_teacher_recruitment-_attitudes_and_experiences_of_school_leaders_and_teachers.pdf

Maxwell, B., Clague, L., Byrne, E., Culliney, M., Coldwell, M., Hobson, A., & Glentworth, A. (2018). Retain: CPD for Early Career Teachers of KS1Pilot report and executive summary. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk: Education Endowment Foundation. https://educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk/public/files/Projects/Evaluation_Reports/Retain.pdf

Wolstenholme, C., Willis, B., & Culliney, M. (2016). Evaluation of the impact of Jigsaw the mindful approach to PSHE on primary schools. Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University.

Postgraduate supervision

I have supervised one doctoral student to completion, (Edward Noon, viva passed in March 2021).

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