Alastair Wilson


  • United Kingdom

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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.

Developing research:

  • 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

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Projects 2004 2019

Research Output 2001 2018

Open Access
Social Mobility
veterinary medicine
Learning Disorders
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Who gets to play? Investigating equity in musical instrument instruction in Scottish Primary Schools

Lio Moscardini (Participant), Alastair Wilson (Participant), David Barron (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalCulture and creativity, Education