Dr David Webster
- Honorary Senior Research Fellow (School of Social & Political Sciences)
Continuing research on the labour market and social impacts of deindustrialisation is currently mainly on benefit conditionality. It also includes work on sickness/disability claims and their relationship to other aspects of worklessness and to population health; wider aspects of Universal Credit; and the changing pattern of lone parenthood. Also interested in urban development in China and in the UK private rented housing sector.
Current research project
BA Hons, Economics, Queens' College, Cambridge, 1968
MBA, University of Glasgow, 1992 (Siemens Nixdorf prize for Quantitative Techniques; KPMG Peat Marwick McLintock prize for most outstanding 2nd year student; University of Glasgow Management Club prize for most distinguished MBA graduate of 1992). Dissertation: Partners: A Study in the Effective Management of Interorganizational Collaboration in the Public Sector
PhD, University of Glasgow, 2010. Dissertation: Impacts of Deindustrialisation on the Labour Market and Beyond, available at http://theses.gla.ac.uk/1720.
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing
Editorial Board Membership:
Housing Strategy Manager, Glasgow City Council 1981-2010; specialist adviser to House of Commons Environment, Social Security/Education & Employment, and Scottish Affairs Committees