Dr Simon Stewart is an experienced youth worker, lecturer and leader and is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Social and Life Sciences at Wrexham Glyndwr University.
Simon has extensive experience working with different groups of young people across Wales through his current and previous employment history in both the voluntary and statutory sector. Simon has been an external expert for the British Council Youth in Action programme and has extensive experience of international youth work and intercultural learning having worked on various project within Europe and more broadly in Ghana and for the British Council in Israel. His recently-completed doctorate was titled ‘Applying a Voice Centered Relational Methodology to International Youth Work and Intercultural Learning in Wales’.
Simon joined Wrexham Glyndwr University in 2008, leading on the BA and MA youth work programmes and developing a part-time weekend delivery BA programme for the field of practice before moving into his current role as Dean of Faculty. An entrepreneur at heart, he established and directed a social enterprise in the field of informal education and technology. He has a keen interest in the leadership of organisations and the application of technology as a solution to current practice challenges.
Alongside Professor Mandy Robbins, Simon has guest edited the Youth Voice Journal, his most recent article ‘A listening guide to Youth work’ was published in the July 2022 edition.