Lucille Tetley-Brown


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Research title: Data Culture in Scottish Local Authorities: Staff perspectives of data use for public service delivery transformation

Research Summary

Research Summary

Using Data to Transform Public Services. Leverhulme Trust Doctoral Scholar working within Urban Studies, and in association with Policy Scotland. This PhD project will examine how, where and by whom existing and newly generated datasets (quantitative and qualitative) are being utilised to develop and inform policy and public service management and to engage users / citizens. It will focus on a limited number of service / policy areas where relationships with users and the curation of data enable us to test out how analytical techniques (e.g. data analytics, modelling and data visualisation) are being applied by policy makers and service managers to assess and measure the effectiveness of current and potential interventions and the potential for their use to increase. As well as focusing on the potential of data to improve decision-making and empower service users, the project will identify barriers to adoption of new methods and ways in which organisations can learn how to use data more effectively.


International Climate Change Law and Policy, Cultural Legitimacy in Adaptation and Mitigation; Routledge Research in International Environmental Law, 2014.

Co-authored Chapter 6 in Part 2 'Voluntary Social Movements and Sufficiency Policies for Climate Change Adaptation'.



Lund University ‘2nd International Sustainability Transitions’, June 2011: session D4-2 on Governance, Power and Politics, ‘Confronting the sufficiency challenge: the importance of rights, liberties and obligations’

Surrey University Law Centre ‘Cultural Legitimacy for Climate Change Law and Policy’ international law conference, June 201. Presented work on ‘Voluntary Social Movements and Sufficiency Policies for Climate Change Adaptation’

Boğaziçi University ‘ERSCP-EMSU’ Istanbul, Environmental Management for Sustainable Universities June 2013. Paper on ‘Realising Commitments’, as Sustainability Development Practitioner for Canterbury Christ Church University

Additional Information

To take up this opportunity at the University of Glasgow, Lucille left a job within Glasgow City Council leading the Smart Cities efforts for the Scottish Cities Alliance across all seven Scottish cities. Her Higher Education journey started by studying law at Oxford University, then achieving a Masters in Sustainability Science and Environmental Studies from Lund University in Sweden.

She made it back to Glasgow - where she is from - in 2013 to work as the Community Manager for Future City Glasgow, the £24 million Future Cities Demonstrator Programme funded by Innovate UK. She previously worked as the Sustainability Advisor to a ‘Nutmeg King’ on a remote Indonesian archipelago in the Banda Sea.