Dr Jane Cullingworth

  • Research Associate (Sociology)
  • Affiliate Research Associate (School of Social & Political Sciences)


I completed a PhD at the University of Glasgow in June 2020.  My thesis, titled Democratic governance through intermediary bodies: a case study of third sector interfaces in Scotland, examined the relationship between third sector and state, exploring the impact of participation in governance networks on a third sector interface’s independence from the state and representation of the sector.  My interest in this area is rooted in over 30 years as a third sector practitioner.

I am currently a Research Associate on two projects:

  • Disabled people and COVID-19 in the UK is exploring the experiences of disabled people and COVID19 (University of Glasgow and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
  • The Collaborative is a University of Glasgow initiative to build the university’s relationship with the local third sector

I am the co-chair of the Voluntary Sector Studies Network, a network that brings together academics and practitioners interested in third sector research. 


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Shakespeare, T., Watson, N. , Brunner, R., Cullingworth, J., Hameed, S., Scherer, N., Pearson, C. and Reichenberger, V. (2021) Disabled people in Britain and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Social Policy and Administration, (doi: 10.1111/spol.12758) (Early Online Publication)

Research Reports or Papers

Cullingworth, J. (2021) Democratic Governance Through Intermediary Bodies: A Case Study of Third Sector Interfaces in Scotland. Other. University of Glasgow and Dr Jane Cullingworth. (doi:10.36399/gla.pubs.236370).

Cullingworth, J., Brunner, R. and Watson, N. (2018) The Operation Modulus Approach: Further Lessons for Public Service Reform. Other. What Works Scotland.


Cullingworth, J., Karlsson-Brown, P. and Weakley, S. (2021) The Collaborative: our work in Phase 1 and building on our successes. [Website]

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Professional activities & recognition

Professional & learned societies

  • 2017 - Ongoing: Co-Chair, Voluntary Sector Studies Network
  • 2016 - Ongoing: Steering Group Member, Voluntary Sector Studies Network