Professor Morag Treanor

  • Professor of Social Policy and Inequality. (Urban Studies)

Biography

Morag's research focus is on poverty, socioeconomic inequalities, and destitution, particularly where they pertain to children, young people and families. Morag uses longitudinal methods, birth cohort survey data, and administrative data to explore the impacts of longitudinal socioeconomic inequalities on children's cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural developmental outcomes. 

Morag was Deputy Chair of the Scottish Government's statutory Poverty and Inequality Commission from June 2019 to July 2023. She was a member of The Promise Oversight Board, which holds Scotland to account around whether it's doing enough to #KeepThePromise, from 2021 to 2024.

She is Co-Director of the Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, a consortium led by the University of Edinburgh and funded by UKRI.

Morag is the Interim Urban Studies Research Director until July 2024.

Research interests

  • poverty and socioeconomic inequalities
  • children, young people and families
  • longitudinal methods (quantitative and qualitative)
  • birth cohort survey data and administrative data 

Research groups

Publications

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Jump to: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2018 | 2017
Number of items: 25.

2023

Troncoso, P. , Treanor, M. , Williamson, L. and Macintyre, C. (2023) Data Explained: Exploring context, factors and approaches to educational exclusions and absences. Technical Report. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research.

Treanor, M. , Troncoso, P. and Williamson, L. (2023) School and area-level disparities in exclusions in Scottish secondary schools. International Journal of Population Data Science, 8(2), 11. (doi: 10.23889/ijpds.v8i2.2194)

Treanor, M. and Troncoso, P. (2023) The indivisibility of parental and child mental health and why poverty matters. Journal of Adolescent Health, 73(3), pp. 470-477. (doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2023.04.012)

Treanor, M. (2023) How public debt and arrears are experienced by low-income families. Documentation. Aberlour.

Soraghan, J., Raab, G., Troncoso, P. , Treanor, M. and Porter, R. (2023) The Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Care Journeys in Scotland. Documentation. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research. (doi: 10.7488/era/3245).

Treanor, M. and Troncoso, P. (2023) Digital exclusion in education: What the online learning technology Scholar tells us about inequality in Scottish secondary schools. Other. Nuffield Foundation.

Troncoso, P. and Treanor, M. (2023) Methods for analysing the relationship between poverty, parental work intensity, child emotional symptoms and conduct problems over time. MethodsX, 10, 101940. (doi: 10.1016/j.mex.2022.101940) (PMID:36545544) (PMCID:PMC9761838)

2022

Treanor, M. (2022) Universal Credit deductions for households with children by Scottish local authority - A report on Freedom of Information requests. Other. Aberlour.

Treanor, M. and Troncoso, P. (2022) Poverty, parental work intensity and child emotional and conduct problems. Social Science and Medicine, 312, p. 115373. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115373) (PMID:36152585)

Treanor, M. and Troncoso, P. (2022) Digitally excluded: inequalities in the access and use of online learning technologies in Scottish secondary schools. International Journal of Population Data Science, 7(3), 48. (doi: 10.23889/ijpds.v7i3.1819) (PMCID:PMC9644675)

Treanor, M. (2022) Results of Freedom of Information request on school meal debt processes. Other. Aberlour.

Treanor, M. (2022) Public debt literature review. Other. Aberlour.

2021

Treanor, M. , Patrick, R. and Wenham, A. (2021) Qualitative longitudinal research: from monochrome to technicolour. Social Policy and Society, 20(4), pp. 635-651. (doi: 10.1017/S1474746421000270)

Bramley, G., Treanor, M. , Sosenko, F. and Littlewood, M. (2021) State of hunger: building the evidence on poverty, destitution, and food insecurity in the UK. Project Report. The Trussell Trust, London.

McKendrick, J., Dickie, J., Hardy, F., O'Hagan, A., Sinclair, S. and Treanor, M. (Eds.) (2021) Poverty in Scotland 2021: Towards a 2030 Without Poverty. CPAG. ISBN 9781910715703

2020

Lewer, D., King, E., Bramley, G., Fitzpatrick, S., Treanor, M. , Maguire, N., Bullock, M., Hayward, A. and Story, A. (2020) The ACE Index: mapping childhood adversity in England. Journal of Public Health, 42(4), e487-e495. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdz158)

Fitzpatrick, S., Bramley, G., Blenkinsopp, J., Wood, J., Sosenko, F. , Littlewood, M., Johnsen, S., Watts, B., Treanor, M. and McIntyre, J. (2020) Destitution in the UK 2020. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York.

Treanor, M. (2020) Evaluation of Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund. Other. Aberlour Children’s Charity.

Treanor, M. (2020) How COVID-19 crisis measures reveal the conflation between poverty and adversity. Scottish Affairs, 29(4), pp. 475-492. (doi: 10.3366/scot.2020.0338)

Byrne, D. and Treanor, M. (2020) Income, Poverty and Deprivation among Children - A Statistical Baseline Analysis. Other. Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Treanor, M. (2020) Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive. Policy Press: United Kingdom. ISBN 9781447334668

2018

Treanor, M. (2018) Falling through the cracks: the cost of the school day for families living in in-work and out-of-work poverty. Scottish Affairs, 27(4), pp. 486-511. (doi: 10.3366/scot.2018.0259)

Treanor, M. (2018) Income poverty, material deprivation and lone parenthood. In: Nieuwenhuis, R. and Maldonado, L. C. (eds.) The Triple Bind of Single-parent Families: Resources, Employment and Policies to Improve Wellbeing. Bristol University Press; Policy Press, pp. 81-100. ISBN 9781447333647

2017

Treanor, M. , Macht, A., Morton, S. and Seditas, K. (2017) Tackling child poverty: Actions to prevent and mitigate child poverty at the local level. Other. What Works Scotland.

Treanor, M. (2017) Actions to prevent and mitigate child poverty in South Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership. Other. What Works Scotland.

This list was generated on Fri Apr 19 21:58:56 2024 BST.
Number of items: 25.

Articles

Treanor, M. , Troncoso, P. and Williamson, L. (2023) School and area-level disparities in exclusions in Scottish secondary schools. International Journal of Population Data Science, 8(2), 11. (doi: 10.23889/ijpds.v8i2.2194)

Treanor, M. and Troncoso, P. (2023) The indivisibility of parental and child mental health and why poverty matters. Journal of Adolescent Health, 73(3), pp. 470-477. (doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2023.04.012)

Troncoso, P. and Treanor, M. (2023) Methods for analysing the relationship between poverty, parental work intensity, child emotional symptoms and conduct problems over time. MethodsX, 10, 101940. (doi: 10.1016/j.mex.2022.101940) (PMID:36545544) (PMCID:PMC9761838)

Treanor, M. and Troncoso, P. (2022) Poverty, parental work intensity and child emotional and conduct problems. Social Science and Medicine, 312, p. 115373. (doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2022.115373) (PMID:36152585)

Treanor, M. and Troncoso, P. (2022) Digitally excluded: inequalities in the access and use of online learning technologies in Scottish secondary schools. International Journal of Population Data Science, 7(3), 48. (doi: 10.23889/ijpds.v7i3.1819) (PMCID:PMC9644675)

Treanor, M. , Patrick, R. and Wenham, A. (2021) Qualitative longitudinal research: from monochrome to technicolour. Social Policy and Society, 20(4), pp. 635-651. (doi: 10.1017/S1474746421000270)

Lewer, D., King, E., Bramley, G., Fitzpatrick, S., Treanor, M. , Maguire, N., Bullock, M., Hayward, A. and Story, A. (2020) The ACE Index: mapping childhood adversity in England. Journal of Public Health, 42(4), e487-e495. (doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdz158)

Treanor, M. (2020) How COVID-19 crisis measures reveal the conflation between poverty and adversity. Scottish Affairs, 29(4), pp. 475-492. (doi: 10.3366/scot.2020.0338)

Treanor, M. (2018) Falling through the cracks: the cost of the school day for families living in in-work and out-of-work poverty. Scottish Affairs, 27(4), pp. 486-511. (doi: 10.3366/scot.2018.0259)

Books

Treanor, M. (2020) Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive. Policy Press: United Kingdom. ISBN 9781447334668

Book Sections

Treanor, M. (2018) Income poverty, material deprivation and lone parenthood. In: Nieuwenhuis, R. and Maldonado, L. C. (eds.) The Triple Bind of Single-parent Families: Resources, Employment and Policies to Improve Wellbeing. Bristol University Press; Policy Press, pp. 81-100. ISBN 9781447333647

Edited Books

McKendrick, J., Dickie, J., Hardy, F., O'Hagan, A., Sinclair, S. and Treanor, M. (Eds.) (2021) Poverty in Scotland 2021: Towards a 2030 Without Poverty. CPAG. ISBN 9781910715703

Research Reports or Papers

Troncoso, P. , Treanor, M. , Williamson, L. and Macintyre, C. (2023) Data Explained: Exploring context, factors and approaches to educational exclusions and absences. Technical Report. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research.

Treanor, M. (2023) How public debt and arrears are experienced by low-income families. Documentation. Aberlour.

Soraghan, J., Raab, G., Troncoso, P. , Treanor, M. and Porter, R. (2023) The Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Care Journeys in Scotland. Documentation. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research. (doi: 10.7488/era/3245).

Treanor, M. and Troncoso, P. (2023) Digital exclusion in education: What the online learning technology Scholar tells us about inequality in Scottish secondary schools. Other. Nuffield Foundation.

Treanor, M. (2022) Universal Credit deductions for households with children by Scottish local authority - A report on Freedom of Information requests. Other. Aberlour.

Treanor, M. (2022) Results of Freedom of Information request on school meal debt processes. Other. Aberlour.

Treanor, M. (2022) Public debt literature review. Other. Aberlour.

Bramley, G., Treanor, M. , Sosenko, F. and Littlewood, M. (2021) State of hunger: building the evidence on poverty, destitution, and food insecurity in the UK. Project Report. The Trussell Trust, London.

Fitzpatrick, S., Bramley, G., Blenkinsopp, J., Wood, J., Sosenko, F. , Littlewood, M., Johnsen, S., Watts, B., Treanor, M. and McIntyre, J. (2020) Destitution in the UK 2020. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York.

Treanor, M. (2020) Evaluation of Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund. Other. Aberlour Children’s Charity.

Byrne, D. and Treanor, M. (2020) Income, Poverty and Deprivation among Children - A Statistical Baseline Analysis. Other. Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

Treanor, M. , Macht, A., Morton, S. and Seditas, K. (2017) Tackling child poverty: Actions to prevent and mitigate child poverty at the local level. Other. What Works Scotland.

Treanor, M. (2017) Actions to prevent and mitigate child poverty in South Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership. Other. What Works Scotland.

This list was generated on Fri Apr 19 21:58:56 2024 BST.

Grants

  • Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research (part of ADRC-UK) –Co-Investigator on ESRC grant for the administrative data research centre in Scotland. I am the Lead on the Children’s Lives and Outcomes Strategic Impact Programme.
  • Destitution in the UK (2022-23) – Co-I on grant funded by JRF to track trends in destitution in the UK.
  • Aberlour Children’s Charity – PI on research on the impact of public debt on low income families, 1/10/2021 – 16/4/2023.
  • Nuffield Foundation – PI on project to explore Digital Equality in Education 1/2/2021 – 31/7/2023.
  • ESRC – Co-Investigator on grant to conduct research linking education data to health and census data to explore patterns of school exclusions across Scotland, with a focus on socio-economic and other inequalities, 5/1/2021 – 30/6/2022.
  • Trussell Trust – PI on ‘State of Hunger’ research to map food insecurity and food bank need in the UK, 2019 - 2021.
  • Aberlour Children’s Charity – evaluation of Urgent Assistance Fund during Covid-19 pandemic, 2020.

Supervision

  • Sarim, Mohd
    Analytical strategies for improving Third Sector employability services in the post COVID-19 recovery

Teaching

Convening

Social and Public Policy, Level 2B (UG) (Co-convenor Penelope Laycock)

Utopias: Welfare Theory and Social Policies for a ‘Good Society’ (UG) 

 

Contributing

Understanding Public Policy (PGT)