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Mairi Ann Cullen

 

Title   

Senior Research Fellow
 

Contact   

Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
Tel: 024 7652 2184
Email: M-A.Cullen@warwick.ac.uk
WebLink: http://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?q=%22Mairi+Ann+Cullen%22&btnG=&hl=en&as_sdt=0%2C5

Research Interests

My educational research interests include parenting support and education, special educational needs and disabilities, school inclusion and exclusion, professional development for teachers and the wider children's workforce, support for children and parents affected by substance misuse, and children in care, post-care, neglected or in need. I am also interested in researching social investment. Most of my research uses combined qualitative and quantitative methods.

View Mairi Ann's publications on the University of Warwick Publications service.


Biography

I led the 'Review of arrangements for disagreement resolution (SEND)'. Funded by the Department for Education, this important project (2015-17) focused on levels of use and experiences of using the various routes to redress for disagreements around support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. It covered statutory assessment of needs, disagreement resolution services, mediation services, formal complaints and appeals to the First-Tier Tribunal (SEND). Findings informed the Government Response, set out in a report to Parliament in March 2017. (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-disagreement-resolution-arrangements-in-england-review) Currently, I am leading the evaluation of Warwickshire's 'Attachment Aware Schools' pilot programme, 2017-18, funded by Warwickshire's Virtual School for Children in Care.

Research Projects

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Publications

Journals
  • Cullen, Stephen Michael, Cullen, Mairi Ann, Lindsay, Geoff, 2017. The CANparent Trial – the delivery of universal parenting education in England. British Educational Research Journal, 43 (4), pp. 759-780, View
  • Cullen, Stephen Michael, Cullen, Mairi Ann, Lindsay, Geoff, 2016. Universal parenting programme provision in England : barriers to parent engagement in the CANparent trial, 2012-2014. Children & Society, 30 (1), pp. 71-81, View
  • Macleod, Gale, Pirrie, Anne, McCluskey, Gillean, Cullen, Mairi Ann, 2013. Parents of excluded pupils : customers, partners, problems?. Educational Review, Volume 65 (Number 4), pp. 387-401, View
  • Cullen, Mairi Ann, Davis, Liz, Lindsay, Geoff, Davis, Hilton, 2012. Engaging parents in Parentline Plus' Time to Talk community programme as part of England's teenage pregnancy strategy : lessons for policy and practice. Children & Society, Vol.26 (No.6), pp. 443-455, View
  • Cullen, Stephen Michael, Cullen, Mairi Ann, Band, Susan, Davis, Liz, Lindsay, Geoff, 2010. Supporting fathers to engage with their children's learning and education : an under-developed aspect of the Parent Support Adviser pilot. British Educational Research Journal, Vol.37 (No.3), pp. 485-500, View
  • Cullen, Mairi Ann, Lindsay, Geoff, Dockrell, Julie E., 2009. The role of the Connexions service in supporting the transition from school to post-16 education, employment training and work for young people with a history of specific speech and language difficulties or learning difficulties. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, Vol.9 (No.2), pp. 100-112, View
Other
  • Cullen, Mairi Ann, Simpson, Charlotte, Bubley, Russ, Pike, Matthew, Cullen, Stephen Michael, 2017. Delivering family interventions through social investment?, Addaction, pp. 1-99, Report, View
  • Cullen, Mairi Ann, Lindsay, Geoff, Totsika, Vasiliki, Bakopoulou, Ioanna, Gray, Gemma, Cullen, Stephen Michael, Thomas, Ruth, Caton, Sally, Miller, Andy, 2017. Review of arrangements for disagreement resolution (SEND), Department of Education ; Ministy of Justice, Report, View

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