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 Arron Cullen

Arron Cullen

Research student, School of Social Sciences

Arron is currently undertaking his PhD at the Social Data Science Lab in the field of computational criminology and is also a Tutor in criminology within the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Further to this, he is a Research Assistant at the Hate Lab in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Arron’s current research projects seek to further understand police communications through social media in England and Wales. ESRC Wales DTP funded.


PhD in Criminology: 2016 – present

MA (Distinction) in Terrorism, International Crime and Global Security: 2015 – 2016

BA (Hons) in Criminology and Criminal Justice: 2012 – 2015

Other Activities

Research Assistant – School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University.

Co-chair – Digital Stuff Conference at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University.

Team Member – 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology 2017 at Cardiff University.

Research interests

  • Digital Society
  • Police & Policing
  • Hate Crime
  • Organised Crime
  • Communications


SI0284 – Foundations of Contemporary Criminology (Level 4)

SI0202 – Responses to Crime (Level 5)

SI0601 – Police and Policing (Level 6)


Police and Social Media in England and Wales

This research explores police communications on social media using a variety of data sources. The principal aim of this study is to understand how, why and in what ways police forces in England and Wales are using social media to engage and interact with their public.

Funding source

ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

Matthew Williams

Professor Matthew Williams

Chair in Criminology - School of Social Sciences, Director - ESRC Social Data Science Lab, Director - ESRC HateLab