An experienced social researcher who has undertaken and managed programmes of research for policy in University, local government and central government settings.
Areas of Expertise
- Social welfare
- Lifelong Learning
- Social Inclusion
- Communities and neighbourhood change
- Social Mobility
- Research in the policy-making process
- Policy evaluation
- Strategic policy development
- Research programme management
Responsible for the establishment of the research function within a local government social services department, and in Lifelong Learning in the Scottish Executive.
Development and management of research programmes and the provision of research-based advice at all stages of the policy process in central government departments.
Membership of programme committees for ESRC Teaching and Learning programme and for Joseph Rowntree Foundation Immigration and Inclusion committee.
Membership of Advisory Committee for several University Research Centres including the Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning at Glasgow Caledonian / Stirling Universities.
Negotiation of several initiatives for the development of knowledge transfer between the research and policy communities including research networks, publishing and of course, Observatory PASCAL.
Published research reports, book chapters, articles in professional journals, and reviews in academic journals.
Lifelong learning, regeneration, neighbourhoods and schools, social capital
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