- Research Fellow (Training and Employment Research Unit)
Areas of expertise:
- Economic Development
- Policy and Programme Evaluation
- Labour Market and Skills
- Social Enterprise and Third Sector
Since joining TERU in 1995 I have been the Principal Investigator/ Project Manager for over 50 applied research projects across Scotland and the UK.Since 2009, a period in which I have had two extended periods of maternity leave I have been Principal Investigator for the following research grants:
£10,000 Review the Impact of Social Enterprise Academy for Social Enterprise Academy, 2014.
£8,275 Research to Map 3rd Sector Employability Provision for Scottish Government and Princes Trust, 2013
£43,550 Researching Evidence Base for North East LEP Skills Action Plan for North East Local Enterprise Partnership, 2012
£4,900 Evaluation of Modern Apprenticeships Initiative for Skills Development Scotland, 2012
£34,200; Evaluation of the Lanarkshire Coalyard Initiative for Scottish Government and South Lanarkshire Council, 2012
£9,400; Evaluation of the Certificate of Work Readiness for Skills Development Scotland, 2012
In addition, in this period TERU has won more than £40,000 in research grants on the basis of four Framework Agreements with Skills Development Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise I secured through competitive tender.
Lecturer on the MSc in Local Economic Development courses Local Economic Development, Delivering Economic Development, Making Places Competitive, Tackling Worklessness and Comparative Approaches to Development.
Supervise dissertations on number of programmes across the Adam Smith Business School including:
- MSc in Local Economic Development.
- MSc in Management (Specialist and General)
Lecture on the MSc Public and Urban Policy course Economic Development and Employment course for Urban Studies.