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Mr Stephen Paul Harrison

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Programme Leader - Childhood and Youth (undergraduate)
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • stephen.harrison

Professional biography

My professional background is in informal and community education, working with children, young people and adults in a wide variety of settings. I have worked as a Youth Worker in Bristol, London and Hong Kong and a Play Worker in Bristol and London (working with children through Save the Children on an all day visit scheme in Holloway Prison and with children from Gypsy and Traveler backgrounds via the London Gypsy Traveler Project). I have also worked extensively within the fled of Drug Education and harm minimisation.

Since 1997 I have bee predominantly involved in the the field of professional education teaching and managing Undergraduate programmers leading to qualifications in Youth and Community Work across the UK and Ireland.


Research interests

My research interests centre around 'informal learning', 'professional formation' and  'identity and the social dimension of learning'.


I have recently joined  the central team for the NP3 research project:



Teaching interests

I am Module Team Chair for:

E108: Working with Young People in Practice an Introduction.

E218: Leading Work With Young People in Practice

I am currently leading the  'E108 Student Ambassador Project' aimed at supporting level 1 students through peer to peer non-academic support.

External collaborations

I have been the Lead academic consultant for the Open university on the filming of 'Old School with the Hairy Bikers'. form ore information click




Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)CentreFaculty of Education and Language Studies


Dr Hannah Marston and her book Mobile e-Health

Book published and Keynote presentations in 2018

2018 seems to be turning into a busy year for Dr Hannah R. Marston, Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area (H&W PRA). Hannah has recently published Mobile e-Health with colleagues from Swansea University and the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada; and Hannah will be a keynote presenter at two conferences this year.

10th January 2018
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