Personal profile

Personal Statement

I have been with SCER since 2006 and in this time have worked across a number of projects and research areas including job quality, skill utilisation, employee relations and equality at work. My current focus concerns interrogating the links between fair work and innovation in the workplace. The aim of this programme of work is to advance understanding of the choices, capacities and constraints policy-makers and firms encounter in pursuit of mutual gains.

Research Interests

Current/ Recent Projects

  • Fair Work in the Third Sector (for Glasgow Council for Voluntary Sector) 2022
  • Epilepsy and Employment (for Epilpesy Scotland) 2021
  • Management Practices and Empoyee Engagement (ESRC funded project) 2018 - 2022.
  • Fair, Innovative and Transformative Work (FITwork) with the Scottish Government 2015/16.
  • Evaluation of Automated Technology (EAT) in Community Pharmacy (for the Scottish Government) 2016 - 2019.

Expertise & Capabilities

Employee-Driven Innovation

Fair Work

Job Quality

Skill utilisation

Human Resource Development and Skill Utilisation 

Equality at Work


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification


Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Master of Business Administration, Queen Margaret University

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005


Award Date: 1 Jan 1999


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