Dr Jo Ferrie
- Senior Lecturer (School of Social and Political Sciences)
- Lecturer (Institute of Health and Wellbeing)
- Associate (School of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing)
I am Director of Glasgow Q-Step Centre, a £3 million investment from Nuffied, ESRC and the University of Glasogw in creatng a step-change in data fluency and analsysis skills using quantitative methods, in the social sciences. Leading a team of lecturers in the School of Social & Political Science; School of Education and School of Maths & Statistics, that has produced 5 new 'with Quantitative Method degrees' and changed the landscape of methods learning in the MEduc.
I am also Deputy Director - Training for the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences, and as such, seconded half-time to this role based at the University of Edinburgh. I lead on all training intiatives across SGSSS, partnering with 16 institutions in Scotland with a significant social science base.
I have been based at the Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research at the University of Glasgow since 2001. I completed my PhD in 2008 and have worked on over a dozen research projects all examining the barriers faced by disabled people with a focus on barriers that are socially constructed. I have also looked critically at how a human rights approach can usefully tackle the oppression faced by disabled people and other groups.
I was appointed as a Lecturer in Social Research Methods in the School of Social and Political Sciences in 2012 and Senior Lecturer in 2017. I convene undergraduate Quantitative Methods; postgraduate Applied Qualitative Methods, an advanced course in 'doing' research; and contribute to postgraudate Qualitative Methods.
I am co-convenor of the Equality and Diversity cluster of the Glasgow Human Rights Network (since 2011) and a member of the Scottish Human Rights Commission's Research Advisory Group (since 2012). I have been a member of the Institute for Health and Wellbeing since 2011.
My PhD thesis 'The Impact of the Disability Discrimination Act Part IV on Scottish Schools' was submitted in 2008. Sponsored by the ESRC and the Disability Rights Commission, the thesis explored the relationship between rights-based and special educational needs policy. The thesis asked if the social model and the capability model of equality had sufficiently been applied in education to emancipate disabled pupils from institutional discrimination. The project had both qualitative and quantitative components.
- research methods
- human rights
£1.4 million Nuffield/ESRC/HEFCE Q-Step University of Glasgow 2013
£110,000 MND Scotland Care Pathways for Adults in Scotland with Motor Neurone Disease 2010
Co-I on AQuMEN
Completed PhD students
- Yuanyuan Qu
- Nicole Sweeney
Current PhD student
- Karen Young
- Fatimah Alnasar
- Colin Ian Young
- Simona J Simona
- Paul Pearson
- Honours Quantitative Research Methods
- Qualitative Methods
- Advanced Qualitative Methods
- Masters: Social Research Methods 2009-13 - Masters level
- Social Theory for Researchers - Postgraduate
- Social Science Statistics 1 - Postgraduate
- Director Q-Step University of Glasgow
- Deputy Director - Training: Scottish Graduate School of Social Science
- Co-Convenor Equalities and Diversity Cluster, Glasgow Human Rights Network
- Disability Officer School of Social & Political Sciences
- Senior Advisor of Studies College of Social Science