About the Researcher

My name is Olivia Cullen. I am a registered social worker and doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary. I am completing my PhD research on youth and ideas of risk and safety online. As a social worker, I have seen the way that youth voices have been ignored in decisions that will have enormous impacts on them. I am committed to finding ways to challenge assumptions that young people cannot make decisions for themselves and that we, as adults, always know what is best for them. I am also committed to doing research in ways that can benefit communities and society, and not just sit on a shelf in the library.