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 Arron Cullen

Arron Cullen

Research Associate

School of Social Sciences

+44 (0)29 225 11099
2.23, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA



Arron is a mixed-methods researcher at the HateLab in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. He leads on project and data management for the Hate Crime After Brexit and HateLab Dashboard grants. Arron is also completing his PhD at the Social Data Science Lab in the field of computational criminology. His current research projects seek to further understand police communications through social media in England and Wales, ESRC funded.

Research Interests

  • Digital Society
  • Police and Policing
  • Hate Crime
  • Communications



Research Associate at the HateLab: 2020 – present.

Research Assistant at the HateLab: 2019 – 2020.

Research Assistant at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University: 2019.

Criminology Tutor at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University: 2016 – 2020.


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.



Arron has previously taught on the following modules:

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 PhD research explores police communications on social media using a variety of data sources. The primary aim of this study is to understand why police forces in England and Wales are using social media to present themselves and communicate. The research supervisors are Professor Matthew Williams and Professor Pete Burnap, funded by the ESRC.

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