New staff member: Claire Bynner

Issued: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:58:00 GMT

Claire joins the School in January 2015 as Research Associate working for Professors Nicholas Watson and Kenneth Gibb on What Works Scotland, a new initiative to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service development and reform working with Community Planning Partnerships. She has a background in public sector reform and community engagement and previously worked for Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.  More recently she was employed as an Associate Lecturer teaching Urban Regeneration at the University of the West of Scotland.

Claire’s PhD in Public Policy is with the Urban Studies Department with Professors Annette Hastings and Ade Kearns. Her research investigates the idea of a new type of ‘problem’ neighbourhood in European countries where long-settled black minority ethnic and white communities live alongside new migrants escaping global conflict and extreme poverty. This new form of ‘super-diversity’ is characterised by population instability and the proliferation of small, fragmented and diverse ethnic groups. Claire’s research explores the implications of super-diversity for social contact and trust at a local level.


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