Dr Jo Ferrie

  • Senior Lecturer (Sociology)
  • Lecturer (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)
  • Associate (School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing)

telephone: 01413303175
email: Jo.Ferrie@glasgow.ac.uk

R1001, Adam Smith Building, Glasgow G12 8RT

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6498-174X

Biography

I am Principal Fellow of RET, recognised for Excellence in Teaching. I am known for my contribution to, and informing and influencing Academic Practice. Specifically, how do we create better learning experiences to help students and colleagues 'do' research and knowledge exchange work. 

I have worked at Glasgow since 2011, completing my PhD in the Centre for Disability Research in 2008.

Research interests

I contribute two significant bodies of work.

First: I am known for my teaching, and influence on teaching of research methods. I have pioneered in the teaching of research methods at the University of Glasgow as founding Director of Glasgow Q-Step. With major investment from the Nuffield Foundation and the Economic and Social Research Council, I have led to create 6 degrees; embedding of numerate data skills in the MEduc in the School of Education, and funded more than 30 internships, generating more than 8 years of research investment into the Scottish Economy working with civil and policy partners. 

As Deputy Director for Training, I have contributed to the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences. I have delivered a training vision that meets student's needs and an evidence base of training needs data shared across the Doctoral Training Partnership of 16 universities. During my secondment I have quadrupled the training delivered, set up new interdisciplinary initiatives with DTPs in arts, humanities and computing science and delivered new policies to pay post-graduate and early-career scholars for the outstanding training they facilitate. I have published on the skills graduate students need to be academy-ready and industry-ready. I am working with the ESRC and Technopolis to guide the future of data-driven skills, re-imagining the how research skills should be taught to produce confident students able to demonstrate the rigour of their work. 

I am interested in how we teach methods better, how we embed research integrity into our training, particularly pertaining to qualitative methods, and how we build confident researchers. 

Second: I have a sustained track record of working with external organisations to foster knowledge exchange and impact, particularly around human rights and disability rights. I serve on the Research Advisory Group of the Scottish Human Rights Commission and sit on their Steering Group around Human Rights Budgeting. I have been invited to Scottish Government roundtables to discuss how to move work in this field forward. I am Chair of the Board of Trustees for Making Rights real, a new charity in Scotland working with community organisations. I have collaborated to secure funding from Corra and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. I have published on how to progress human rights in Scotland. I am currently working with Inclusion Scotland and Just Fair with the Social Rights Alliance England to better understand academic practice in the field of knowledge exchange and this has impacted on teaching opportunities at Glasgow and St Andrews. With Dr Kiril Sharapov (Napier) and thanks to UKRI/GCRF funding, I have delivered training to disability-led civil organisations, and academics at the National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine to help them train researchers in using human rights based approaches to research. This work has been translated into Ukrainian and Ukrainian sign language.

Publications

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Number of items: 31.

2020

Ferrie, J. and Lachapelle, P. (2020) Evaluating and improving policy and practice. In: McConnell, C., Clarke, A. and Muia, D. (eds.) International Community Development Practice. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

Wiseman, P. and Ferrie, J. (2020) Reproductive (in)justice and inequality in the lives of women with intellectual disabilities in Scotland. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 22(1), pp. 318-329. (doi: 10.16993/sjdr.677)

Ferrie, J. and Scott, A. (2020) Re-Imagining Post-Graduate Training: Partnering with Businesses. QAA Scotland's 5th International Enhancement Conference 2020, Glasgow, UK, 3-5 Nov 2020.

Ferrie, J. and Wiseman, P. (2020) Interrogating the Body: Exploring What It Means to Live With Motor Neurone Disease Using Phenomenology. Series: SAGE research methods cases: medicine and health. SAGE Publications: London. ISBN 9781529716177 (doi: 10.4135/9781529716177)

2019

Ferrie, J. (2019) Independent Evaluation of Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights. Project Report. Scottish Human Rights Commission, Edinburgh, UK.

Ferrie, J. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Running out of time: exploring the concept of waiting for people with motor neurone disease. Time and Society, 28(2), pp. 521-542. (doi: 10.1177/0961463X16656854)

2018

Wiseman, P. and Ferrie, J. (2018) Our Bodies, Our Rights: Research Report. Project Report. Engender, Engender Scotland website.

Ferrie, J. and Rewaj, P. (2018) Finding Your Voice and Coping with a Distressing Diagnosis. International Conference on Neurological Disorders, Stroke and CNS, Athens, Greece, 22-23 Oct 2018. p. 4. (doi: 10.21767/2171-6625-C3-013)

Ferrie, J. (2018) Running Out of Time: the Experience of Living with a Neurological Condition. 13th World Conference on Neurology and Neuromuscular Disorders, Frankfurt, Germany, 01-02 Oct 2018.

Ferrie, J. (2018) Teaching Emotion: Emotion as a Bi-product of Research, Equipping Social Scientists to Manage this Data. 7th Consortium of European Research on Emotion Conference (CERE 2018), Glasgow, UK, 04-05 Apr 2018.

Ferrie, J. and Hosie, A. (2018) Methodological challenges in developing an evidence base, and realizing rights. International Journal of Human Rights, 22(1), pp. 5-21. (doi: 10.1080/13642987.2017.1390300)

Ferrie, J. , Wallace, R. and Webster, E. (2018) Realising international human rights: Scotland on the global stage. International Journal of Human Rights, 22(1), pp. 1-4. (doi: 10.1080/13642987.2017.1390297)

2017

Ferrie, J. (2017) Making Meaning: The Trials of Producing Knowledge (and Doctoral Research). Edinburgh Napier University PGR Business School Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 16 May 2017.

2015

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2015) The psycho-social impact of impairment: the case of motor neurone disease. In: Shakespeare, T. (ed.) Disability Research Today. Routledge: Oxon, pp. 43-59. ISBN 9780415748445

2013

Ferrie, J. , Wiseman, P. and Watson, N. (2013) Living with MND: An Evaluation of Care Pathways Available to Adults with, and the Families or Carers of Adults with Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2013) Constructing Models of Care: Barriers that enable and disable. In: Nordic Network on Disability Research 12th Biannual Conference, Turku, Finland, 30-31 May, (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2013) Family Support and Motor Neurone Disease. In: European Sociological Association 11th Conference: Crisis, Critique and Change, Turin, Italy, 28-31 August 2013, (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. , Robertson-Rieck, P. and Watson, N. (2013) Care Pathways for Adults in Scotland with Motor Neurone Disease. Project Report. Motor Neurone Disease Scotland. (Unpublished)

2012

Ferrie, J. (2012) The Body, Corporeality and Disability. In: Disability Studies Conference 2012: Disability, Poverty and Neo-Liberalism, Lancaster, 11-13 September 2012, (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. (2012) What has human rights got to say about care and dignity? In: Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and Waites, M. (eds.) Sociology of Human Rights: New Engagements. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415617970

2011

Ferrie, J. , Robertson-Rieck, P. and Watson, N. (2011) How am I going to put flowers on my Dad’s grave? Care Home Resident’s use of the Mobility Element of the Disability Living Allowance. Project Report. Capability Scotland / Blackwood Foundation. (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. (2011) Sociology and human rights: what have they got to say about care and dignity. In: Hynes, P., Michele, L., Short, D. and Waites, M. (eds.) Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements. Routledge: London, pp. 55-69. ISBN 9780415617970

Pearson, C. , Watson, N. , Stalker, K., Lepiniere, J., Paterson, K. and Ferrie, J. (2011) Don’t get involved: an examination of how public sector organisations in England are involving disabled people in the Disability Equality Duty. Disability and Society, 26(3), pp. 255-268. (doi: 10.1080/09687599.2011.560370)

Pearson, C. , Watson, N. , Stalker, K., Ferrie, J. , Lepiniere, J. and Paterson, K. (2011) Mainstreaming the disability equality duty and the impact on public authorities' working practices. Social Policy and Society, 10(2), pp. 239-250. (doi: 10.1017/S1474746410000588)

2010

Ferrie, J. (2010) Sociology and human rights: what have they got to say about care and dignity? International Journal of Human Rights, 14(6), pp. 865-879. (doi: 10.1080/13642987.2010.512129)

Clark, J., Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2010) Third Sector Approaches to Bridging the Distance from the Employment Market for People with Multiple and Complex Needs: An Evidence Review. Project Report. The Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

2008

Ferrie, J. , Lepiniere, J., Paterson, K., Pearson, C. , Stalker, K. and Watson, N. (2008) An In-Depth Examination of the Implementation of the Disability Equality Duty in England: Report for the Office for Disability Issues. Project Report. Office for Disability Issues.

2006

Ferrie, J. and Hansen, K. (2006) Disabled People in Inverclyde: Empathy not Sympathy. 2: A Report into the Needs of Residents Living with a Disability or Long-Term Illness. Inverclyde Council on Disability Limited: Greenock, UK. ISBN 9780955272806

Ferrie, J. and Riddell, S. (2006) Gender balance in the teaching workforce: official statistics. In: Riddell, S. and Tett, L. (eds.) Gender and Teaching: Where Have All the Men Gone? Series: Policy and practice in education (17). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 13-27. ISBN 9781903765579

Ferrie, J., Riddell, S. and Stafford, A. (2006) Undergraduates' views of teaching as a career. In: Riddell, S. and Tett, L. (eds.) Gender and Teaching: Where Have All the Men Gone? Series: Policy and practice in education (17). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 28-40. ISBN 9781903765579

Riddell, S., Tett, L., Ducklin, A., Stafford, A., Winterton, M., Burns, C. and Ferrie, J. (2006) The gender balance of the teaching workforce in Scotland: What's the problem? Scottish Educational Review, 38(1), pp. 73-92.

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Articles

Wiseman, P. and Ferrie, J. (2020) Reproductive (in)justice and inequality in the lives of women with intellectual disabilities in Scotland. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 22(1), pp. 318-329. (doi: 10.16993/sjdr.677)

Ferrie, J. and Wiseman, P. (2019) Running out of time: exploring the concept of waiting for people with motor neurone disease. Time and Society, 28(2), pp. 521-542. (doi: 10.1177/0961463X16656854)

Ferrie, J. and Hosie, A. (2018) Methodological challenges in developing an evidence base, and realizing rights. International Journal of Human Rights, 22(1), pp. 5-21. (doi: 10.1080/13642987.2017.1390300)

Ferrie, J. , Wallace, R. and Webster, E. (2018) Realising international human rights: Scotland on the global stage. International Journal of Human Rights, 22(1), pp. 1-4. (doi: 10.1080/13642987.2017.1390297)

Pearson, C. , Watson, N. , Stalker, K., Lepiniere, J., Paterson, K. and Ferrie, J. (2011) Don’t get involved: an examination of how public sector organisations in England are involving disabled people in the Disability Equality Duty. Disability and Society, 26(3), pp. 255-268. (doi: 10.1080/09687599.2011.560370)

Pearson, C. , Watson, N. , Stalker, K., Ferrie, J. , Lepiniere, J. and Paterson, K. (2011) Mainstreaming the disability equality duty and the impact on public authorities' working practices. Social Policy and Society, 10(2), pp. 239-250. (doi: 10.1017/S1474746410000588)

Ferrie, J. (2010) Sociology and human rights: what have they got to say about care and dignity? International Journal of Human Rights, 14(6), pp. 865-879. (doi: 10.1080/13642987.2010.512129)

Riddell, S., Tett, L., Ducklin, A., Stafford, A., Winterton, M., Burns, C. and Ferrie, J. (2006) The gender balance of the teaching workforce in Scotland: What's the problem? Scottish Educational Review, 38(1), pp. 73-92.

Books

Ferrie, J. and Wiseman, P. (2020) Interrogating the Body: Exploring What It Means to Live With Motor Neurone Disease Using Phenomenology. Series: SAGE research methods cases: medicine and health. SAGE Publications: London. ISBN 9781529716177 (doi: 10.4135/9781529716177)

Ferrie, J. and Hansen, K. (2006) Disabled People in Inverclyde: Empathy not Sympathy. 2: A Report into the Needs of Residents Living with a Disability or Long-Term Illness. Inverclyde Council on Disability Limited: Greenock, UK. ISBN 9780955272806

Book Sections

Ferrie, J. and Lachapelle, P. (2020) Evaluating and improving policy and practice. In: McConnell, C., Clarke, A. and Muia, D. (eds.) International Community Development Practice. Routledge. (Accepted for Publication)

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2015) The psycho-social impact of impairment: the case of motor neurone disease. In: Shakespeare, T. (ed.) Disability Research Today. Routledge: Oxon, pp. 43-59. ISBN 9780415748445

Ferrie, J. (2012) What has human rights got to say about care and dignity? In: Hynes, P., Lamb, M., Short, D. and Waites, M. (eds.) Sociology of Human Rights: New Engagements. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415617970

Ferrie, J. (2011) Sociology and human rights: what have they got to say about care and dignity. In: Hynes, P., Michele, L., Short, D. and Waites, M. (eds.) Sociology and Human Rights: New Engagements. Routledge: London, pp. 55-69. ISBN 9780415617970

Ferrie, J. and Riddell, S. (2006) Gender balance in the teaching workforce: official statistics. In: Riddell, S. and Tett, L. (eds.) Gender and Teaching: Where Have All the Men Gone? Series: Policy and practice in education (17). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 13-27. ISBN 9781903765579

Ferrie, J., Riddell, S. and Stafford, A. (2006) Undergraduates' views of teaching as a career. In: Riddell, S. and Tett, L. (eds.) Gender and Teaching: Where Have All the Men Gone? Series: Policy and practice in education (17). Dunedin Academic Press: Edinburgh, UK, pp. 28-40. ISBN 9781903765579

Research Reports or Papers

Ferrie, J. (2019) Independent Evaluation of Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights. Project Report. Scottish Human Rights Commission, Edinburgh, UK.

Wiseman, P. and Ferrie, J. (2018) Our Bodies, Our Rights: Research Report. Project Report. Engender, Engender Scotland website.

Ferrie, J. , Wiseman, P. and Watson, N. (2013) Living with MND: An Evaluation of Care Pathways Available to Adults with, and the Families or Carers of Adults with Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland. Project Report. University of Glasgow. (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. , Robertson-Rieck, P. and Watson, N. (2013) Care Pathways for Adults in Scotland with Motor Neurone Disease. Project Report. Motor Neurone Disease Scotland. (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. , Robertson-Rieck, P. and Watson, N. (2011) How am I going to put flowers on my Dad’s grave? Care Home Resident’s use of the Mobility Element of the Disability Living Allowance. Project Report. Capability Scotland / Blackwood Foundation. (Unpublished)

Clark, J., Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2010) Third Sector Approaches to Bridging the Distance from the Employment Market for People with Multiple and Complex Needs: An Evidence Review. Project Report. The Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Ferrie, J. , Lepiniere, J., Paterson, K., Pearson, C. , Stalker, K. and Watson, N. (2008) An In-Depth Examination of the Implementation of the Disability Equality Duty in England: Report for the Office for Disability Issues. Project Report. Office for Disability Issues.

Conference or Workshop Item

Ferrie, J. and Scott, A. (2020) Re-Imagining Post-Graduate Training: Partnering with Businesses. QAA Scotland's 5th International Enhancement Conference 2020, Glasgow, UK, 3-5 Nov 2020.

Ferrie, J. and Rewaj, P. (2018) Finding Your Voice and Coping with a Distressing Diagnosis. International Conference on Neurological Disorders, Stroke and CNS, Athens, Greece, 22-23 Oct 2018. p. 4. (doi: 10.21767/2171-6625-C3-013)

Ferrie, J. (2018) Running Out of Time: the Experience of Living with a Neurological Condition. 13th World Conference on Neurology and Neuromuscular Disorders, Frankfurt, Germany, 01-02 Oct 2018.

Ferrie, J. (2018) Teaching Emotion: Emotion as a Bi-product of Research, Equipping Social Scientists to Manage this Data. 7th Consortium of European Research on Emotion Conference (CERE 2018), Glasgow, UK, 04-05 Apr 2018.

Ferrie, J. (2017) Making Meaning: The Trials of Producing Knowledge (and Doctoral Research). Edinburgh Napier University PGR Business School Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 16 May 2017.

Conference Proceedings

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2013) Constructing Models of Care: Barriers that enable and disable. In: Nordic Network on Disability Research 12th Biannual Conference, Turku, Finland, 30-31 May, (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. and Watson, N. (2013) Family Support and Motor Neurone Disease. In: European Sociological Association 11th Conference: Crisis, Critique and Change, Turin, Italy, 28-31 August 2013, (Unpublished)

Ferrie, J. (2012) The Body, Corporeality and Disability. In: Disability Studies Conference 2012: Disability, Poverty and Neo-Liberalism, Lancaster, 11-13 September 2012, (Unpublished)

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Grants

'The impact of Covid-19 on Persons with Disabilities in Ukraine with a Particular Focus on Internally Displaced Persons with Disabilities. AHRC/GCRF PI Dr Kiril Sharapov Napier. I am Co-I (Dates 01.02.2021-30.12.21)

'Scoping the skills needs in the social sciences to support data-driven research’ funded by ESRC & UKRI. With Technopolis Group, JF is Senior Expert Lead on Work Package 3: Examination of Doctoral Interventions. (Dates 01.09.2020-30.06.2021 Value £98,475 percentage 8.5% = £8,400

Glasgow QStep Centre Transitional Funding 2019-21 by Nuffield Foundation and ESRC PI Jo Ferrie (Dates 01/102019-30/09/2021 Value £123,939.86 percentage 80% = £99,151.89)

Glasgow QStep Centre by Nuffield Foundation, ESRC & HEFCE PI: Jo Ferrie (Dates: 01/10/2013-30/09/2019 Value: £1,440,683.80 percentage 60% =£864,410.28)

2 ESRC Collaborative Studentships as first supervisor (2016/17; 2018/19 = £179,408)

1 ESRC Advanced Quantitative Methods as first supervisor (2019/20 = £89,704)

Exploring the Impact of the Pandemic on Internally Displaced People with Disabilities in Ukraine GCRF/UKRI with AHRC PI: Kiril Sharapov University of Napier, Edinburgh (Dates 01.02.21-01.08.21 value £91,861)

Building a Future for MND by MND Scotland PI: Suvankar Pal, University of Edinburgh (Dates: 01/10/15 – 30/12/18 value £300,000 percentage 7% = £20,000)

Speak Unique by Chief Scientist Office PI: Phillipa Rewaj, University of Edinburgh  (Dates 01/04/16 – 31/03/18 value £100,000 percentage 15% = £15,000)

Evaluation of Scotland’s National Action Plan by Scottish Human Rights Commission. PI: Jo Ferrie (Dates 01.10.17-31.10.18 value £30,000 percentage 100%).

Living with Motor Neurone Disease by MND Scotland PI: Nick Watson (Dates: 01/10/2010-30/04/2013 Value: £110,926 Percentage: 50.0% = £55,463)

Applied Quantitative Methods Network: Phase II (AQMeN 2) by ESRC (Dates: 01/01/2013-31/12/2016 Value: £603,250 Percentage: 0.0%)

3rd Sector Approaches to Bridging the Distance from Employment Market for People with Multiple and Complex needs. (Dates: 01/08/2010-30/06/2011 Value: £7,978 Percentage: 0.0%)

Attrition, Retention and Access: An Examination of the University of Glasgow’s Access Programme for Non-Traditional Students and Factors that Enhance Retention. Learning and Teaching Development Fund. PI: Ferrie, J. (Dates 01/02/2010-31/07/2010) Value: £27, 773 Percentage 100%

 

Supervision

I am currently working with a range of talented scholars engaged in research around equality and human rights. 

Sam Lawton, Kirstie English, Michelle Jamieson, Colin Young, Karim Mitha, Paul Pearons, Arran Edwards. 

I will soon start working with Riya Bisht and Jennifer Challinor. 

  • Challinor, Jennifer
    Innovative models of community housing with care: a cross-cultural study into loneliness technology and intergenerational living
  • English, Kirstie
    How should survey measurements represent differences of sex, gender, and sexuality in the UK?
  • Jamieson, Michelle
    Health barriers and educational enablers for the return to employment
  • Mitha, Karim
    Identity, resilience, and mental health amongst Muslims in Scotland
  • Pearson, Paul
    Biographical Recovery: Recognising Multiple Barriers for Adults with an Acquired Brain Injury
  • Young, Colin Ian
    How do health and therapeutic interventions for children with Cerebral Palsy effect their identity as young disabled people

Delighted to see Alejandro Rubio Arnal, Karen Young, Simona Simona, YuanYuan Qu and Fatimah Alansar graduate with their PhDs and enter first-choice career paths. 

Teaching

Current Teaching: 

Undergraduate

  • Contribution to Sociology Level 1 - Methods 101
  • From 2021 Contribution to Sociology Level 2 - Social Data
  • Contribution to Honours Qualitative Research Methods

Graduate School

  • Contribution to Research Design PGT
  • Contribution to Qualitative Methods PGT and PGR
  • Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Contribution to Introduction to Social Research Methods for Researchers

Plus Contribution to MEd Academic Practice

Previous Courses

  • Masters: Social Research Methods 2009-13 - Masters level
  • Social Theory for Researchers - Postgraduate
  • Social Science Statistics 1 - Postgraduate
  • Undergraduate Quantitative Methods

Additional information

Other roles

  • Founding 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
  • Senior Advisor of Studies College of Social Science

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