John Heffernan

After graduating with a B.Sc in Criminology John has spent 15 years working primarily in the third sector co-coordinating and managing youth projects and organisations. He has a proven track record of raising funds and delivery an eclectic range of formal, informal and non formal learning opportunities and working with young people of all abilities and backgrounds from the hardest to reach communities of West Wales. He has also taken on representative and advisory roles as a member of the Youth Alliance, as an Executive Committee member of the Council of Wales of voluntary Youth Services and member of the Welsh Government Youth Work Ministerial Reference Group. John is now working towards a M.Res at Swansea University researching attitudes of young people from rural, urban and ethnic backgrounds into extremism and radicalisation.