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Professional biography

I joined the Open University as a Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy in 2015, having previously undertaken my PhD within the Department of Social Policy and Criminology here. I have previously taught as an associate lecturer at the University of Northampton and have also spent time working with third sector organisations in the field.

Research interests

My research interests relate to the understandings of 'marginalised' populations. My PhD research considered the experiences of rough sleepers and those who provide services for rough sleepers. Previous research has considered the experiences of profoundly deaf prisoners in England and Wales.

Teaching interests

I am currently part of the production team working on the MA in Crime and Justice,working on the modules Principles in Psychological and Social Inquiry (DD801) and Global Crime and Justice (DD804). I have also chaired Welfare, Crime and Society (DD208).

My previous teaching at other institutions has included modules about social research methods, criminological theory, crime and the media, inequalities and poverty, and an introductory module to social policy.


Austerity's Impact on Rough Sleeping and Violence (2017-05-20)
McCulloch, Dan
In: Cooper, Vickie and Whyte, David eds. The Violence of Austerity
ISBN : 9780745399485 | Publisher : Pluto Press
Analysing understandings of 'rough sleeping': managing, becoming and being homeless (2015-12-09)
McCulloch, Daniel
PhD thesis The Open University
Austerity’s impact on rough sleeping and violence (2017-06-12)
McCulloch, Daniel
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative
Britain’s dark history of criminalising homeless people in public spaces (2017-03-10)
Cooper, Victoria and McCulloch, Daniel
The Conversation
Homelessness in our towns and cities: policing disorder? (2016-05-15)
McCulloch, Daniel
The Open University, Milton Keynes.
Rough sleepers in policy and practice: chaotic and off course, or misunderstood? (2015-08)
McCulloch, Daniel
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative, Milton Keynes.
Not hearing us: An exploration of the experience of deaf prisoners in English and Welsh prisons (2012-12)
McCulloch, Daniel
The Howard League for Penal Reform, London, UK.
Where do we turn (and why) when apples ‘go bad’ (2012-10-30)
McCulloch, Daniel and Drake, Deborah
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative, Milton Keynes.