Dr Sean Creaney is a Senior Lecturer in Psychosocial Analysis of Offending Behaviour at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK. His primary research interests include youth justice, and relationship-based practices, particularly peer mentoring, shared decision making, Child First and participatory practices in youth justice.
Dr Creaney’s PhD thesis was a Bourdieusian analysis of children’s participation in decision-making and assessment in youth justice. He is a member of the Safer Communities editorial advisory board. He was awarded Outstanding Paper in the 2015 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. He was previously a Trustee of the National Association for Youth Justice where he campaigned for a child friendly youth justice.