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Dr Marc Husband

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Lecturer in Community and Youth Work Studies

My interests include, music focused informal education, and critical reflections on the new technological environment.

Teaching and supervision

I am a Lecturer on BA (Hons) in Community and Youth Work Studies and teach on the following modules: 

  • CYW130 Principles of Informal Education
  • CYW234 Organisational Management
  • CYW235 Ethical Practice
  • CYW321 Research for Practice
  • CYW318 Education for Transformation

I also teach and supervise on MA in Childhood and Youth Studies.

Research interests for potential research students

I am interested in supporting students whose research interests are related to informal education, youth work and new technologies, young people and new media environments, and creative educational practices including music focused youth work. I am also particularly interested in creative and critical research methodologies.


In 2011 I carried out research for Creative Partnerships, evaluating creative arts projects in primary and secondary schools throughout the North East.

In 2014 I carried out research for University of Sunderland's Centre for Applied Social Sciences on the subject of youth work and the voluntary sector with Dr Ilona Buchroth.

In 2016 I completed a PhD which involved research on new technologies and informal educational youth work. The research involved a critical exploration of the changing youth work field in the light of the radical developments in use and adoption of new technologies.

More recently I have been involved in a pilot study for Durham University as an Associate Researcher. This research explores the conditions that lead to home takeovers (Cuckooing). The research team includes: Prof Stephen MacDonald (University of Sunderland), Prof Catherine Donovan (Durham University), and Dr John Clayton (Northumbria University).


Number of items: 4.


Macdonald, Stephen J, Donovan, Catherine, Clayton, John and Husband, Marc (2022) Becoming cuckooed: conceptualising the relationship between disability, home takeovers and criminal exploitation. Disability and Society. pp. 1-21. ISSN 1360-0508

Husband, Marc (2022) Face-to-face interaction, in a culture of distraction. Youth and Policy. ISSN 2057-4266

Husband, Marc Tracking technology. Youth work in a society of control. Youth & Policy.

Book Section

Buchroth, Ilona and Husband, Marc (2015) Youth Work in the Voluntary Sector. In: Youth Work - Histories, Policy and Contexts. Palgrave MacMillan, London. ISBN 9781137434395

This list was generated on Mon Jul 22 07:07:04 2024 BST.
  • New technologies
  • Informal education
  • Music focused youth work

Last updated 28 February 2024