Professor Alan Mcgregor

  • Research Professor of Economic Development (Training and Employment Research Unit)

telephone: 01413305128
email: Alan.McGregor@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

Economic development, employment and skills programmes, evaluation, strategy development and policy analysis.

Biography

Director of the Training and Employment Research Unit (TERU) and Professor of Economic Development at University of Glasgow. For a period of over 40 years he has been actively involved in policy, programme and project analysis and evaluation in the broad areas of local economic development, employment and training programmes, and urban regeneration.  In the last 5 years alone he has secured contracts from a broad range of local, national and international agencies.

Grants

There are too many of these to mention, but listed below are some examples:

EU (European Commission) Research to Support ESF Expert Evaluation Network European Commission
UK Charity Evaluation of Community Jobs Scotland Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
UK Government Employer Skills Pulse Survey Skills Development Scotland
  Research Framework Agreement Department for Works and Pensions
  Evaluation of Outer Hebrides Employability Support Programme (Phase 2) Comhairle nan Eliean Siar
  Evaluation of Professional Development Award for Supported Employment Scottish Government Procurement Team
  Evaluation of Social Enterprise & Third Sector Challenge Fund Skills Development Scotland
  Research Support for North Ayrshire Economic Development and Regeneration board North Ayrshire Council
  Research for Formative Evaluation of PACE Intervention for Vion Hall's Skills Development Scotland
UK Other Researching Evidence Base for North East LEP Skills Action Plan Newcastle City Council
  Investing in Scottish Social Ventures National Endowment for Science, Technology & The Arts
  Associate -  Funding Models UK Commission for Employment and Skills

 

Supervision

 

 

Teaching

MSc in Local Economic Development 

Additional information

Specialist Advisor to the Work and Pensions Committee of the House of Commons.

  • Inquiry into Commissioning of Flexible New Deal in 2008/09
  • Inquiry into Youth Unemployment and Future Jobs Fund in 2010/11

Specialist Adviser to Scottish Affairs Committee of the House of Commons on their enquiries into:

  • The Implementation of New Deal in Scotland
  • Poverty and Social Exclusion in Scotland
  • Youth Unemployment and Training

Currently or recently, he has been involved in a broad range of other Boards and advisory capacities as:

  • Board member of Skills Development Scotland, 2008-2012
  • On appointment of The Scottish Government, member of Scottish Employability Forum
  • On appointment of The Scottish Government, Chair of National Delivery Group for Workforce Plus
  • Associate of UK Commission for Employment and Skills
  • Chair of Economic Development and Regeneration Board for North Ayrshire Council
  • Member of Expert Group on Implementation of Scotland’s Regeneration Strategy
  • Consultant to the European Commission on Evaluation of European Social Fund across all 27 Member States

Publications

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Number of items: 42.

2013

McTier, A., and McGregor, A. (2013) Evaluation of Community Jobs Scotland Phase 2 (2012-2013). Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Glass, A., McTier, A., Clelland, D., and McGregor, A. (2013) North East LEP Skills Action Plan Evidence Base: Final report. Project Report. North East Local Enterprise Partnership. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2013) Supporting Young People with Disabilities and Additional Support Needs. The Coalyard: A Case Study. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research. (Unpublished)

McTier, A., Clelland, D., and McGregor, A. (2013) Evaluation of Certificate of Work Readiness Pilot Programme. Project Report. Skills Development Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

McTier, A., Clelland, D., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2013) Evaluation of Social Enterprise and Third Sector Challenge Fund. Project Report. Skills Development Scotland, Glasgow.

2012

Glass, A., Macdougall, L., Quashie, A., Sutherland, V., and McGregor, A. (2012) Evaluation of the Scottish Center for Healthy Working Lives Services to Support Employers and Healthy Working Lives Award Programme: Phase 2 Case Study Briefing Note. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

Glass, A., Macdougall, L., Quashie, A., Sutherland, V., and McGregor, A. (2012) Evaluation of the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives Services to Support Employers and Healthy Working Lives Award Programme: Final Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

Glass, A., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2012) Assessment of the Coalyard as a Social Enterprise: Final Report. Project Report. South Lanarkshire Council. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2012) Evaluation of the Coalyard Employability Project: Final Report. Project Report. South Lanarkshire Council. (Unpublished)

McTier, A., Clelland, D., and McGregor, A. (2012) Evaluation of Community Jobs Scotland Programme. Project Report. Scottish Government.

McTier, A., Glass, A., and McGregor, A. (2012) Learning the lessons of property-led regeneration: Maximising the employment legacy of major physical developments. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 6 (1). pp. 66-78. ISSN 1752-9638

McTier, A., Glass, A., and McGregor, A. (2012) Coalyard Employability Project Social Return on Investment: Final Report. Project Report. South Lanarkshire Council. (Unpublished)

2011

Glass, A., and McGregor, A. (2011) Evaluation of the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives Services to Support Employers and Healthy Working Lives Award Programme: E-Survey Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

Glass, A., Sutherland, V., McGregor, A., Clelland, D., and Quashie, A. (2011) Evaluation of the SCHWL Support to Employers and Healthy Working Lives Award Programme Telephone Survey Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

McTier, A., Clelland, D., and McGregor, A. (2011) Evaluation of the Personal Best (Scotland) Pilot Programme in Glasgow. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

McTier, A., and McGregor, A. (2011) Integrating employment and skills: the role of community-based learning. Policy Studies, 32 (1). pp. 73-90. ISSN 0144-2872 (doi:10.1080/01442872.2010.529322)

Sutherland, V., Macdougall, L., Quashie, A., Glass, A., McGregor, A., Beaumont, P., Fischbacher-Smith, M., and Stewart, S. (2011) Evaluation of SCHWL Services to Support Employers and Healthy Working Lives Award Programme: Phase 1 Case Study Briefing Notes. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

2010

McGregor, A., and Hirst, A. (2010) Investing in skills for local economic development. Series: Foresight Skills Independent Expert Views and Evidence, 3 . East of England Development Agency.

Glass, A., Mackenzie, M., and McGregor, A. (2010) Evaluation of the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives Workplace Services and Award Programme - A Theory of Change Approach Initial Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotlan.

Sutherland, V., McTier, A., Macdougall, L., and McGregor, A. (2010) Factors Influencing Deprivation in North East England: Final Report. Project Report. NERIP / University of Glasgow.

2009

Hirst, A., Delvaux, J., Rinne, S., Short, C., and McGregor, A. (2009) Multiple and complex needs initiative: programme evaluation report. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

McTier, A., Glass, A., and McGregor, A. (2009) East of England Economic Participation Study: Final Report. Project Report. EEDA / University of Glasgow.

2008

Adams, E., Smart, D., McGregor, A., and Macdougall, L. (2008) Work experience in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Glass, A., Landsburgh, H., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2008) The work readiness of recruits from colleges and universities in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Government (Futureskills Scotland), Edinburgh, UK.

Glass, A., McTier, A., and McGregor, A. (2008) Linking opportunity and need: maximising the regeneration benefits from physical investment. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Landsburgh, H., Macdougall, L., and McGregor, A. (2008) Working for a healthier life. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow, UK.

McTier, A., Glass, A., Lefaucheux, M., and McGregor, A. (2008) East of England Participation Study. Project Report. EEDA.

2007

Glass, A., McTier, A., Clelland, D., and McGregor, A. (2007) Sharing the Benefits of Growth: Linking Opportunity and Need in North East Scotland. Project Report. Communities Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.

Macdougall, L., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2007) Creating Workplace Opportunities for Blind & Partially Sighted People. Project Report. University of Glasgow / RNIB Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

Quashie, A., Glass, A., and McGregor, A. (2007) Evaluation of RE:focus development partnership action 2. Project Report. Equal Access, Glasgow, UK.

2006

Glass, A., McGregor, A., McTier, A., O'Sullivan, T., and Young, G. (2006) Affordable Housing and the Labour Market in Scotland. Project Report. Communities Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.

Hirst, A., Tarling, R., Lefaucheux, M., Short, C., Rinne, S., McGregor, A., Glass, A., Evans, M., and Simm, C. (2006) Evaluation of Multiple Provider Employment Zones. Project Report. Corporate Document Services, Leeds, UK.

2005

Glass, A., Macdougall, L., and McGregor, A. (2005) Scottish School Leavers and Their Understanding of the World of Work: Summary. Project Report. Futureskills Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

2003

Hirst, A., Tarling, R., Lefaucheux, M., Rinne, S., McGregor, A., Glass, A., Tu, T., and Simm, C. (2003) Evaluation of Lone Parents and Partners Outreach Service. Project Report. Department for Work and Pensions.

McGregor, A., Glass, A., Higgins, K., Macdougall, L., and Sutherland, V. (2003) Developing People - Regenerating Place: Achieving Greater Integration for local Area Regeneration. Project Report. Policy Press, Bristol, UK.

2002

Glass, A., Higgins, K., and McGregor, A. (2002) Delivering Work Based Learning. Project Report. Scottish Executive Central Research Unit.

Hirst, A., Tarling, R., Lefraucheux, M., Rowland, B., McGregor, A., Glass, A., Tu, T., Simm, C., Shaw, H., and Engineer, R. (2002) Qualitative Evaluation of Employment Zones: A Study of Local Delivery Agents and Area Case Studies. Project Report. Department for Work and Pensions.

2001

Glass, A., Lavery, A., and McGregor, A. (2001) The Role of the Private Sector in Social Inclusion Partnerships. Project Report. Scottish Executive Central Research Unit, Edinburgh, UK.

McGregor, A. (2001) Housing, competitiveness and economic inclusion. In: Main, B. (ed.) The Wider Issues of Housing. Series: Hume papers on public policy (8, no.). Edinburgh University Press, pp. 36-62. ISBN 0748616624

McGregor, A., Glass, A., and Higgins, K. (2001) Business involvement in area economic regeneration. Journal of Community Work and Development . ISSN 1475-9047

1999

McGregor, A., Glass, A., Richmond, K., Ferguson, Z., and Higgins, K. (1999) Getting Employers Involved in Area Regeneration. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK.

1998

McGregor, A., Fitzpatrick, I., Glass, A., and Richmond, K. (1998) Regeneration Areas and Barriers to Employment. Project Report. The Scottish Office, Edinburgh, UK.

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Number of items: 42.

Articles

McTier, A., Glass, A., and McGregor, A. (2012) Learning the lessons of property-led regeneration: Maximising the employment legacy of major physical developments. Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal, 6 (1). pp. 66-78. ISSN 1752-9638

McTier, A., and McGregor, A. (2011) Integrating employment and skills: the role of community-based learning. Policy Studies, 32 (1). pp. 73-90. ISSN 0144-2872 (doi:10.1080/01442872.2010.529322)

McGregor, A., Glass, A., and Higgins, K. (2001) Business involvement in area economic regeneration. Journal of Community Work and Development . ISSN 1475-9047

Books

McGregor, A., and Hirst, A. (2010) Investing in skills for local economic development. Series: Foresight Skills Independent Expert Views and Evidence, 3 . East of England Development Agency.

Book Sections

McGregor, A. (2001) Housing, competitiveness and economic inclusion. In: Main, B. (ed.) The Wider Issues of Housing. Series: Hume papers on public policy (8, no.). Edinburgh University Press, pp. 36-62. ISBN 0748616624

Research Reports or Papers

McTier, A., and McGregor, A. (2013) Evaluation of Community Jobs Scotland Phase 2 (2012-2013). Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Glass, A., McTier, A., Clelland, D., and McGregor, A. (2013) North East LEP Skills Action Plan Evidence Base: Final report. Project Report. North East Local Enterprise Partnership. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2013) Supporting Young People with Disabilities and Additional Support Needs. The Coalyard: A Case Study. Project Report. Scottish Government Social Research. (Unpublished)

McTier, A., Clelland, D., and McGregor, A. (2013) Evaluation of Certificate of Work Readiness Pilot Programme. Project Report. Skills Development Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

McTier, A., Clelland, D., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2013) Evaluation of Social Enterprise and Third Sector Challenge Fund. Project Report. Skills Development Scotland, Glasgow.

Glass, A., Macdougall, L., Quashie, A., Sutherland, V., and McGregor, A. (2012) Evaluation of the Scottish Center for Healthy Working Lives Services to Support Employers and Healthy Working Lives Award Programme: Phase 2 Case Study Briefing Note. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

Glass, A., Macdougall, L., Quashie, A., Sutherland, V., and McGregor, A. (2012) Evaluation of the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives Services to Support Employers and Healthy Working Lives Award Programme: Final Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

Glass, A., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2012) Assessment of the Coalyard as a Social Enterprise: Final Report. Project Report. South Lanarkshire Council. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2012) Evaluation of the Coalyard Employability Project: Final Report. Project Report. South Lanarkshire Council. (Unpublished)

McTier, A., Clelland, D., and McGregor, A. (2012) Evaluation of Community Jobs Scotland Programme. Project Report. Scottish Government.

McTier, A., Glass, A., and McGregor, A. (2012) Coalyard Employability Project Social Return on Investment: Final Report. Project Report. South Lanarkshire Council. (Unpublished)

Glass, A., and McGregor, A. (2011) Evaluation of the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives Services to Support Employers and Healthy Working Lives Award Programme: E-Survey Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

Glass, A., Sutherland, V., McGregor, A., Clelland, D., and Quashie, A. (2011) Evaluation of the SCHWL Support to Employers and Healthy Working Lives Award Programme Telephone Survey Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

McTier, A., Clelland, D., and McGregor, A. (2011) Evaluation of the Personal Best (Scotland) Pilot Programme in Glasgow. Project Report. University of Glasgow.

Sutherland, V., Macdougall, L., Quashie, A., Glass, A., McGregor, A., Beaumont, P., Fischbacher-Smith, M., and Stewart, S. (2011) Evaluation of SCHWL Services to Support Employers and Healthy Working Lives Award Programme: Phase 1 Case Study Briefing Notes. Project Report. NHS Health Scotland.

Glass, A., Mackenzie, M., and McGregor, A. (2010) Evaluation of the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives Workplace Services and Award Programme - A Theory of Change Approach Initial Report. Project Report. NHS Health Scotlan.

Sutherland, V., McTier, A., Macdougall, L., and McGregor, A. (2010) Factors Influencing Deprivation in North East England: Final Report. Project Report. NERIP / University of Glasgow.

Hirst, A., Delvaux, J., Rinne, S., Short, C., and McGregor, A. (2009) Multiple and complex needs initiative: programme evaluation report. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

McTier, A., Glass, A., and McGregor, A. (2009) East of England Economic Participation Study: Final Report. Project Report. EEDA / University of Glasgow.

Adams, E., Smart, D., McGregor, A., and Macdougall, L. (2008) Work experience in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Glass, A., Landsburgh, H., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2008) The work readiness of recruits from colleges and universities in Scotland. Project Report. Scottish Government (Futureskills Scotland), Edinburgh, UK.

Glass, A., McTier, A., and McGregor, A. (2008) Linking opportunity and need: maximising the regeneration benefits from physical investment. Project Report. Scottish Government, Edinburgh, UK.

Landsburgh, H., Macdougall, L., and McGregor, A. (2008) Working for a healthier life. Project Report. Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow, UK.

McTier, A., Glass, A., Lefaucheux, M., and McGregor, A. (2008) East of England Participation Study. Project Report. EEDA.

Glass, A., McTier, A., Clelland, D., and McGregor, A. (2007) Sharing the Benefits of Growth: Linking Opportunity and Need in North East Scotland. Project Report. Communities Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.

Macdougall, L., Quashie, A., and McGregor, A. (2007) Creating Workplace Opportunities for Blind & Partially Sighted People. Project Report. University of Glasgow / RNIB Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

Quashie, A., Glass, A., and McGregor, A. (2007) Evaluation of RE:focus development partnership action 2. Project Report. Equal Access, Glasgow, UK.

Glass, A., McGregor, A., McTier, A., O'Sullivan, T., and Young, G. (2006) Affordable Housing and the Labour Market in Scotland. Project Report. Communities Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.

Hirst, A., Tarling, R., Lefaucheux, M., Short, C., Rinne, S., McGregor, A., Glass, A., Evans, M., and Simm, C. (2006) Evaluation of Multiple Provider Employment Zones. Project Report. Corporate Document Services, Leeds, UK.

Glass, A., Macdougall, L., and McGregor, A. (2005) Scottish School Leavers and Their Understanding of the World of Work: Summary. Project Report. Futureskills Scotland, Glasgow, UK.

Hirst, A., Tarling, R., Lefaucheux, M., Rinne, S., McGregor, A., Glass, A., Tu, T., and Simm, C. (2003) Evaluation of Lone Parents and Partners Outreach Service. Project Report. Department for Work and Pensions.

McGregor, A., Glass, A., Higgins, K., Macdougall, L., and Sutherland, V. (2003) Developing People - Regenerating Place: Achieving Greater Integration for local Area Regeneration. Project Report. Policy Press, Bristol, UK.

Glass, A., Higgins, K., and McGregor, A. (2002) Delivering Work Based Learning. Project Report. Scottish Executive Central Research Unit.

Hirst, A., Tarling, R., Lefraucheux, M., Rowland, B., McGregor, A., Glass, A., Tu, T., Simm, C., Shaw, H., and Engineer, R. (2002) Qualitative Evaluation of Employment Zones: A Study of Local Delivery Agents and Area Case Studies. Project Report. Department for Work and Pensions.

Glass, A., Lavery, A., and McGregor, A. (2001) The Role of the Private Sector in Social Inclusion Partnerships. Project Report. Scottish Executive Central Research Unit, Edinburgh, UK.

McGregor, A., Glass, A., Richmond, K., Ferguson, Z., and Higgins, K. (1999) Getting Employers Involved in Area Regeneration. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK.

McGregor, A., Fitzpatrick, I., Glass, A., and Richmond, K. (1998) Regeneration Areas and Barriers to Employment. Project Report. The Scottish Office, Edinburgh, UK.

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