Projects per year
1998-2004 Research fellow, Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
2004-present Senior Research Fellow, School of Education, University of Strathclyde
Current research projects include:
- Developing community based mentoring for young people experiencing socio-economic disadvantage;
- creeating school-based resources to increase understanding of people with learning disabilities;
- young people with learning difficulties' experience of anxiety and depression;
- developing literacy support for young people in areas of social/economic disadvantage.
- The potential of mentoring for children in families recovering from addiction;
- understanding schools and disadvantage – implications for school costs and community development;
- developing the use of new technologies in learning;
- the experience of mental health within higher education.
Alastair is the course director for the MSc in Applied Educational & Social Research and currently teaches research methods on a range of postgraduate courses. He supervises 6 PhD students (including 2 ESRC studentships) working in the area of education, employment and social justice. Alastair is currently a member of the school research strategy group with responsibility PGR and research training development.
- Educational Technology
- Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties
Research Output per year
Research output: Book/Report › Other report
Talking about learning disability: promoting positive perceptions of people with intellectual disabilities in Scottish schoolsMaguire, R., Wilson, A. & Jahoda, A., 12 Mar 2018, In : International Journal of Developmental Disabilities. 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
An analysis of processes and contexts for ICT interventions in Malawian primary school education systemAuthor: Mtemang'ombe, F., 1 Oct 2016
Supervisor: Wilson, A. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis