Professor Morag Treanor
- Professor in Urban Studies (Urban Studies)
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 is presently a member of The Promise Oversight Board, which holds Scotland to account around whether it's doing enough to #KeepThePromise.
- 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.