Dr Catherine Lido
- Senior Lecturer (People, Place & Social Change)
Dr. Catherine Lido is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Adult Learning, in the School of Education at the University of Glasgow. She is Associate Director at Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC) leading novel research in Educational Disadvantage and Place, with Prof Mike Osborne, which includes expertise in capturing lifewide learning with UNESCO's Learnings Cityies metrics. She is a Co-I on UBDC Phase 2 and their data service extension grant, where she helped deliver, and promotes the use of, the integrated Multi-media City Data project open data source (iMCD data accessible at:www.ubdc.ac.uk). She is also Deputy Director of the PASCAL Observatory (http://pascalobservatory.org/). She is the former Programme Leader for the MSc Psychological Studies, and teaches mainly face to face and online topics, including Psychology of Adult Learning and Cognitive Psychology at the Masters' level.
Catherine has published widely in the area of Learning Cities and Lifewide Learning capture (see publications below). She has also had 8 successful funding bids in the last four years in the area of novel methodolgies to address education inequalities, including Co-I on the EPSRC-funded VisNET project (https://www.gla.ac.uk/colleges/scienceengineering/research/visnet/), and GCRF on Gendered Journeys. Completed projects include the British Council Impact Study and the Eat Well Age Well partnership project on food insecurity in older adults with Food Train (https://www.thefoodtrain.co.uk/).
Catherine was previously a Research Fellow, senior lecturer and former BSc Programme leader for the University of West London (2004-2014). Her teaching and research interests are mainly within the social psychology of education and particularly in using novel methods to capture inequalities in all forms of learning. Dr. Lido also acts as a visiting lecturer for the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her PhD is from the University of Sussex (2004) in the area of social psychology, and concerned gender stereotypes in job interviews.
At UWL Catherine led a (2014) impact case study on Widening Participation in Higher Education, having collaborated on a number of funded research projects with the ESRC and the Higher Education Academy concerning supporting under-represented student groups. She has published widely in the field of inclusion in higher education, including a recently authored book chapter in Hinton-Smith’s (2013) ‘Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the net wide?’ . She is passionate about inclusion, prejudice-reduction and widening participation into higher education, and making adult learning more inclusive in formal and less formal settings.
Catherine delivers keynotes around the world, such as to the RSE-Ministry of Science and Technology on Big Data in Taiwan, to UNESCO-UIL expert panel on Learning Cities in Singapore and for the UNESCO Learning Cities anual conferences (Medellin and Mexico City). Catherine remains an active member of the British Psychological Society, sitting on the board of the Political Section), as well as the European Association of Social Psychologists- delivering a symposia on gendered inequalities.
Catherine maintains a regular media presence on BBC radio, TV and appeared on the June cover of The Psychologist Magazine on 'Big Data in the Big City' https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-32/june-2019/big-data-big-city. You can follow her on Twitter @CatherineLido or contact her on LinkedIn Dr Catherine Lido.
Recent Publications (by year):
Thakuriah, P. V., Sila-Nowicka, K., Hong, J., Boididou, C., Osborne, M., Lido, C., & McHugh, A. (2020). Integrated Multimedia City Data (iMCD): A composite survey and sensing approach to understanding urban living and mobility. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 80, 101427.
Lido, C., Reid, K. & Osborne, M. (2020). Blurring Boundaries: Learning City Big Data to Address Inequalities in Lifewide Learning Engagement. In Slowey, M & Zubrzycki, T., Inequality, innovation and reform in higher education. London: Springer.
Lido, C., Reid, K. & Osborne, M. (2019). Lifewide Learning in the City: Novel big data approaches to exploring learning with large-scale surveys, GPS, Lifelogging images & social media. Oxford Review of Education 45(2), 279-295.
Lido, C., Osborne, M., Livingston, M., Sila-Nowicka, K. & Thakuriah, P. (2019). 'Big Data' techniques to improve learning access and citizen engagement for adults in urban environments. In Scott, L., Watson, C. & Wu, A.T. (eds.), Quality of Life in Adult Learning. American Higher Education Alliance Series: Adult Learning in Professional, Organizational and Community Settings. Charlotte, NC, USA: Information Age Publishing. (In Press)
Osborne, M., Houston, M., and Lido, C. (2018). The role of Big Data in elucidating learning cities ancient, present and future. In Stenger, Jan R. (ed.), Learning Cities in Late Antiquity: The Local Dimension of Education. Abingdon: Routledge.
Lido, C., Osborne, M., Livingston, M., Thakuriah, P., and Sila-Nowicka, K. (2016). Older learning engagement in the modern city. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 35(5), pp. 490-508. (doi:10.1080/02601370.2016.1224037)
Osborne, M. and Lido, C. (2016) Big Data techniques to improve learning access and citizen engagement for adults in urban environments. Keynote Paper, presented at International Conference of Taipei Learning City, Taipei, Taiwan, November 2016
Osborne, M., and Lido, C. (2015) Lifelong learning and big data. In: Gartenschlaeger, U. and Hirsch, E. (eds.) Adult Education in an Interconnected World: Cooperation in Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development. Series: International perspectives in adult education (71). DVV International: Bonn, pp. 116-125.
Lido, C., Hirsu, L. & Wessels, B. (2020). Digital and Data Literacies for Inclusion of Marginalised Citizens in Learning Cities. Briefing Paper. Hamburg: UNESCO.
Livingston, K., Doherty, C., Lido, C., Cassar, R., Dunkley, R., Gale, T., & Parker, S. (2018). British Council school programmes in Scotland: An impact study. Final Report. Edinburgh: British Council.
Lido, C. , Reid, K. and Osborne, M. (2018) Big Data, Lifelong Learning and Learning Cities: Promoting City-Discourse on Social Inequalities in Learning. Briefing Paper. Pascal International Observatory.
Elliot, D. L. , Houston, M. , Makara, K. , Reid, K. and Lido, C. (2018) Enhancing the Experience of International Doctoral Researchers - Key Messages. Project Report. UK Council for Graduate Education.
Stuart, M., Lido, C., Morgan, J., Solomon, L. & May, S. (2012). 'Choosing a Student lifestyle?’ Questions of taste, cultural capital and gaining a graduate job. In Hinton-Smith, T. (Ed) (2012): Widening Participation in Higher Education: Casting the net wide? London: Palgrave
Stuart, M., Lido, C. & Morgan, M. (2011). Personal Stories - How students’ social and cultural life histories interact with the field of higher education. International Journal of Lifelong Education, 30, 489-508. doi:10.1080/02601370.2011.588463
Stuart, M., Lido, C., Morgan, M., Solomon, L. & May, S. (2011). The impact of engagement with extracurricular activities on the student experience and graduate outcomes for widening participation populations. Active Learning in Higher Education, 12, 203-215. doi:10.1177/1469787411415081
Stuart, M., Lido, C., & Morgan, J. (2009). The Impact of social identity and cultural capital on different ethnic student groups at university. ESRC Published Report.
Lido, C., Lockie, B., Bergen, J. & Coulson, C. (2009). Key Statistical Skills Surgeries (KSS) to Support Widening Participation in Psychology Student Population. West London Lifelong Learning Published Report.
Stuart, M., Lido, C., & Morgan, J. (2009). Student Diversity, Extracurricular Activities and Perceptions of Graduate Outcomes. HEA Published Report.
Stuart, M., Lido, C., Morgan, S., Solomon, L., Akroyd, K. (2008). Widening participation to postgraduate study: Decisions, deterrents, and creating success. HEA Published Report.
Brown, C.A. & Lido, C. (2008). Reflexology treatment for patients with lower limb amputations and phantom limb pain—An exploratory pilot study. Complementary Therapy in Clinical Practice. 14, 124–131. doi:10.1016/j.ctcp.2007.12.006
Buckle, J., Newberg, A. Wintering, N., Hutton, E., Lido, C. & Farrar, JT. (2008). Measurement of Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Associated with the M Technique–Light Massage Therapy: A Case Series and Longitudinal Study Using SPECT. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 14(8): 903-910. doi:10.1089/acm.2007.0613
Lido, C., Brown, R., Calitri, R. & Samson, A. (2006). The effects of the media priming positive and negative asylum-seeker stereotypes. ESRC Published Report.
Lido, C. (2001) A Small Group Meeting on Gender Role Research. European Bulletin of Social Psychology 13(3), 36-40
10/2019 Invited Speaker: UNESCO Annual Learning Cities conference, Medellin, Colombia
09/2019 Invited Workshop: European Museums Association Awards, Ljubljana Slovenia
09/2019 Invited Seminar: Scottish Government Education Analytical Services, Edinburgh, UK
5/2019 Invited Expert: UNESCO INTERNATIONAL EXPERT ROUNDTABLE ON LIFELONG LEARNING, Singapore
2/2019 Invited Workshop: NCUK Spring Conference, Ostersund, Sweden
Cultural Literacy and Policy Development
European Museums Association & PASCAL International Observatory
12/2018 Invited Talk: Revisiting Media Effects on Attitudes Towards Asylum Seekers
Oxfam-University of West of Scotland Workshop on Media Representations, Paisley, UK
11/2018 Invited Talk: International Transformative Learning Conference, New York, USA
Transforming Learning Cities: Using Glasgow ‘Big-Data’ to challenge notions of ‘Lifewide Literacies’
09/2018 Invited Talk: European Museums Association Conference, Aarhus, Denmark
Cultural Learning and Literacies in Glasgow
10/2017 Invited Keynote: Royal Society Edinburgh- Ministry of Science & Technology
Using Glasgow ‘Big-Data’ to Promote Public Engagement with ‘Lifewide Literacies’ & Inclusion in Learning, Hzinchu City, Taiwan
9/2017 British Psychological Society- Social Section Annual Conference, Leicester, UK
Lifewide literacies and social inclusion: Using Glasgow ‘Big Data’ to promote public engagement in inequality discourses
4/2017 British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Brighton, UK
Lifewide Literacies in Glasgow: A ‘Big-Data’ Multi-method Approach
3/2017 Universities Association of Lifelong Learning Annual Conference, York, UK
Inclusion in Glasgow’s Learning City: An investigation of older adult engagement in all forms of learning across the urban context.
6/2016 13th Pascal International Learning Cities Conference 2016, Glasgow, Scotland UK
Co-organiser; Host of Pre-Conference: Learning Cities and the Urban Big Data Centre
5/2016 Invited Keynote Education & Global Cities Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia
Economic, Social & Regional Development Implications of the Learning Cities Agenda
5/2016 Invited Keynote TUSEM Annual Conference, Izmir, Turkey
Why Lifelong Learning, Why Learning Cities?: Economic, Social and Regional Development implications of the Learning Cities agenda
9/2015 UNESCO Building Sustainable Learning Cities Conference, Mexico City, Mexico
Using urban ‘Big Data’ to evaluate modern learning cities
5/2015 Scottish Economic Society Annual Conference, Perth, Scotland UK
The Urban Big Data Centre’s Research into Literacies
3/2015 Universities Association for Lifelong Learning, Glasgow, Scotland UK
The integrated Multimedia City Data Project (iMCD) at the Urban Big Data Centre
4/2013 Equality Challenge Unit: Attainment for All, Glasgow, Scotland UK
The role of virtual learning environments and peer support for under-represented student groups
6/2009 Centre for Social Psychology in Ireland, Limerick, Ireland
The Impact of Social Identity & Cultural Capital on Different Ethnic Student Groups.
3/2009 Centre for Applied Positive Psychology, Warwick, UK
How can we best support different students in their studies?
11/2008 HE Research & Development Association, Torquay, UK
Widening Participation in PG Study Action Session.
6/2008 European Association for Experimental Social Psychology, Croatia
Role of stereotype threat in media priming asylum seeker stereotypes.
10/2007 Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Harrogate, UK Widening Participation in Higher Education.
9/2007 British Psychological Society, Social Section, Canterbury, UK
Automatic Gender Stereotyping in Job Interviews.
9/2006 British Psychological Society, Social Section, Birmingham, UK
Automatic Racism and Mimicry following Newspapers Priming Asylum Seeker Stereotypes.
7/2006 Association for Cultural Studies, Istanbul, Turkey
The effects of Newspaper Media on Asylum-Seeker Stereotypes.
6/2006 British Psychological Society - Cardiff, Wales UK
Poster: Automatic effects of newspapers priming asylum-seeker Stereotypes
1/2006 Society for Personality & Social Psychology - Palm Springs, CA, USA
Poster: The effects of the media priming asylum-seeker stereotypes
4/2001 EAESP Small Group Meeting on Gender Role Research - Graz, Austria
The automatic effects of priming gender stereotypes
I am also a fully qualified Pilates instructor and intend to obtain further certification to work with special populations- including pregnant women, older adults and those recovering from serious injuries.
2/2020- Present Co-Investigator, Global Research Challenges Fund
Gendered Journeys: the trajectories of STEM students and graduates through
Higher education and into employment, in multiple global south contexts (£1.15 million)
9/ 2019- Present Co-Investigator, Economic & Social Research Council
Urban Big Data Centre Extension Funds (£540k)
1/2019- Present Co-Investigator Economic & Social Research Council
Urban Big Data Centre: Phase 2 Follow-on Funding (£1.78 million)
11/2018- Present Co-Investigator Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Inclusion Matters: Virtual in Situ Networking for Engineering Training (VisNET; £760k)
10/2018- Present Co-Investigator National Lottery Community Fund
Eat Well Age Well Project Evaluation (£35k)
4/2018- 3/2019 Co-Investigator British Council Impact Study
Impact study of British Council school programmes in Scotland (£68k)
11/2016- 10/2017 Co-Investigator Impact Accelerator (ESRC)
9/2016- 8/2017 Co-Lead, QSTEP Internship Initiative
11/2007- 12/2009 Co-Investigator, Economic & Social Research Council
‘The Impact of Social Identity and Cultural Capital on Different Ethnic Student Groups at
’ In Collaboration with Prof Mary Stuart (Kingston University)
Representing literacies in times of precarity using Glasgow ‘Big Data’: Turning research
data into interactive and engaging social objects for the public (with MakLab; £11k).
9/2008- 8/2009 Primary Investigator, West Focus Stimulus Grant
‘Hypermobility Public Awareness Project.’
8/2008- 7/2009 Primary Investigator, West London Lifelong Learning
‘Key Statistical Skills Surgeries for a Widening Participation Student Population.’
9/2007- 9/2008 Co-Investigator, Higher Education Academy
‘Student Diversity, extra-curricular activities and perceptions of graduate outcomes.
8/2006- 8/2007 Co-Investigator, Higher Education Academy
‘Widening Participation and Continuing to Postgraduate Education: Decision making, deterrents and creating success.’
10/2004- 10/2005 Primary Investigator, Economic & Social Research Council
‘Effects of the media priming positive & negative asylum-seeker stereotypes on thoughts & behaviours.’ Collaboration with Prof Rupert Brown (U. of Sussex)
Other Work/ Community Roles:
Independent Statistical Consultant 9/2000-Present
Secured private and government funding for projects in a variety of competitive domains.
- Sociology: E.g. British Academy & AIM Higher Sussex teaching & learning evaluations of WP learners (U. of Sussex) and satisfaction for students with disabilities
- Health/ Complementary medicine: E.g. MRSA statistics and response; Richard Wells Research Centre/ NHS, Reflexology and light massage fMRI research.
- Government: E.g. Center for Family Resources (NJ, U.S.A.) evaluation of parental education classes for deprived and ‘at risk’ families.
- Organisational: Extreme Networks global data and communications company (CA, USA) & Achieve UNITE analysing global customer needs/satisfaction & partner evaluations
PhD Community Building Team (Co-Lead)
Psychology of Adult Learning (online and face to face)
Cognitive Psychology (online and face to face)
Quantitative and Mixed-methods (guest lectures)
Psychology of Human Diversity
Stereotyping and Prejudice
Further Research Methods
Social and Developmental Psychology
Psychology and Social Issues
Professional Training and Qualifications:
2017-2018 Emerging Female Leaders in Higher Education - Aurora Programme
2016-2017 Leadership Training - Crucible, Glasgow
2016- Parliamentary Training for Academics - Holyrood, Parliament, Scotland
2016- BBC Media Training - University of Glasgow
2012- Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice - University of West London
2009- CPPD in Learning & Teaching - Thames Valley University
Knowledge Exchange & Outreach Activities:
2016- Present Psychologist magazine, cover feature June 2019, also featured in conference contributions, opinion pieces and ‘Future Cities’ research articles
2016-2018 - Royal Society of Edinburgh Network #Life in Data project with interdisciplinary collaborators (including Wikimedia, Data Lab and Urban Tide)
2015-Present - BBC radio & TV Scotland regularly invited expert on gender and social psychology
2015-Present ESRC Festival Social Sciences annually, as well as public engagement Glasgow Science Festival, MoSSfest and other public engagement events on Lifewide Literacies
2015 - CR&DALL/ UBDC joint conference organisation: Wellbeing and learning for a better life: Reflecting across cultures and contexts
2015 - Urban Big Data Centre, Training Event
Structural Equation Modelling in Social Research
2012 - Hosted Higher Education Academy Seminar Series Conference; The Future of Widening Participation in HE: Revisiting WP Policy & Practice in 2013
2010 - Recipient of the Institute for Teaching and Learning Grant (UWL) as a Technology Enhanced Learning Champion
2009 Hosted Higher Education Academy Seminar Series Conference; Higher Education Students & Ethnicity: Lessons from Research (Access & Success for All Initiative)
2005-2009 Nominated as Blackboard Champion promoting ‘Blended learning’
2004-2008 Delivered Aim Higher Masterclasses raising aspirations of young people
2007- Presented at Amnesty International Refugee Week, Oxford
2004-2006 Developed and delivered Staff Training and Associate modules (open to the general public) in SPSS, Qualitative Methods and ‘Think Psychology’