Dr Mark McFeeters

Lecturer in Community Youth Work

School of Applied Social and Policy Sc.

Belfast campus

Room BC-07-125,
2-24 York Street,
BT15 1AP,
Lecturer in Community Youth Work

Dr Mark McFeeters


Mark McFeeters is a Lecturer in Community Youth Work, based in Belfast. He has worked in the youth work sector for 18 years, in the community voluntary sector for Youth Initiatives NI and East Belfast Mission. Mark studied at UU as a postgraduate student from 2007 - 2009 and has since gone on to complete his MSc and PhD here at UU. Mark is currently the Year Head for the year one, full time BSc students. He also coordinates Assessed Practice for the Community Youth Work programmes and is responsible for recruitment on the full time programme.

Learning and Teaching

Mark teaches across a range of modules for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students and is a member of the Critical Voice NI Advisory Group as well as the Youth Work Educators Forum in Ireland. He currently represents the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences on the Faculty Employability Sub-Committee and represents the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences on the University Employability Sub-Committee.


Mark completed his PhD in July 2023. His PhD is entitled; Sacred Space, An Exploration into the Distinctiveness of Faith-Based Youth Work from a Christian Perspective in Northern Ireland. This involved speaking to youth workers and young people about their experience of faith-based youth work. Mark is working on a number of publications from his PhD and is a member of the Centre for Youth Research and Dialogue. He is currently undertaking his MEd in Higher Education Practice as part of the Centre for Professional Practice Enhancement at UU.

Special Achievements

Mark is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2019) and was part of the Community Youth Work team who received an award for Academic Excellence in 2019.