Dr Craig Johnston

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About me

Dr Craig Johnston's teaching and research interests lie in the study of youth justice, exclusion and theories of the social and sociality affecting individuals and communities. His published work held a rating of 'world leading' in REF 2021 and his priority has been to engage in research with a social justice agenda that addresses inequalities of all kinds. Craig has over 25 years' work experience in the fields of Youth Justice, Psychology, Education, Social Work and Health across the UK and the USA. He has held various non/ and statutory roles, and has led several multi-disciplinary teams. Craig has held Doctoral, Masters and Bachelors level teaching commitments on Criminology, Education, Youth Work, Health, Sociology and Social Work at various universities.

Craig has supervised several Doctoral students to successful completions, and has examined numerous (internal and external) Vivas. He is now available to speak with prospective students on and beyond the areas of expertise below. Email. c.johnston@uwe.ac.uk

FUNDED RESEARCH External: National Institute for Health Research: £12k- (PI) Young People and Alternative Provision  Coca- Cola /Streegames (Co-I) - £50k Building a Participation Legacy from the London Olympics Internal: (Working) Class in the classroom £5k

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES  Editor (Online) Journal of Class and Culture Editorial Board: Youth - Co-Founder/Vice Chair: Alliance of Working Class Academics

Craig has convened several conferences; most recently on - Social Justice and Alternative Provision (2023)(2022)Poverty and (Working) Class 2022Social Barriers and Higher/Education

Area of expertise

  • Youth, Class, Masculinities, Disability - Intersections;
  • Alternative Provision and School Exclusion
  • Children's Services -Mental Health, Policy, Social Juctice;
  • Criminology, Health and Education


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