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Personal Statement

Since 2013, I have worked on various research projects within academia, the health service and the Scottish Government. 

Most of my research and work experience to date has been underpinned by a social justice perspective - whether through helping convey the views of victims and survivors of historical (non-recent) abuse in care to the Scottish Government about the implementation of a financial compensation/redress scheme in Scotland; or providing personal coaching to individuals to help improve their lives; or improving access to education, employment and social inclusion for those living in rural communities; or supporting parents with learning disabilities to develop their parenting skills and support networks; or working on research projects that are focused on helping to understand and enhance the lives of others.

My current appointment with the University of Strathclyde as a Research Associate has mostly focused primarily on historical (non-recent) abuse in care.  In early 2017, I contributed to a review of literature and policy that charted the development of child care services between 1900 and 2014 that Professor Emeritus Andrew Kendrick was commissioned to undertake for the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry.  Thereafter, I joined CELCIS (the University of Strathclyde’s Centre for excellence for children’s care and protection) as a key member of the CELCIS research team who, in partnership with other key stakeholder organisations, ran and delivered a consultation with survivors about a potential financial redress/compensation scheme for victims and survivors abuse in care in Scotland.  Since late 2018, I have been on part-time secondment to the Scottish Government to support the work of their new redress team in implementing policy and legislation to fulfil the Government’s commitment to financial redress for survivors of childhood abuse in care.  

I also represent CELCIS on the Scottish Human Rights Commission’s InterAction Action Plan Review Group (The Review Group). The Review Group includes representation from survivors, survivor support organisations, service providers, the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Scottish Government, CELCIS and Social Work Scotland. The Group monitors the implementation of the InterAction Action Plan on Justice for victims of historical abuse in care.

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, University of the West of Scotland

20102013

External positions

CELCIS Representative, SHRC InterAction Action Plan Review Group

26 Nov 2018 → …

Accredited Practitioner Coach: I set up my own business to provide a professional tailored one-to-one coaching service for private clients in the areas of Career Coaching, Life Coaching and Performance Coaching, McGregor Achievement Coaching

5 Apr 20161 Oct 2017

Research Assistant - Project title: Vulnerable parents with and without a learning disability – long-term outcomes for families involved in a parenting skills programme , University of Strathclyde and NHS Ayrshire & Arran

6 Jan 201531 Mar 2016

Research Assistant - Project title: The use of accessible information in the healthcare of people with learning disabilities, University of the West of Scotland and NHS Ayrshire & Arran

17 Mar 201418 Dec 2014

Research Assistant - Project title: Continuing Higher Education in Research Methods Using computer Games (CHERMUG)., University of the West of Scotland

1 Oct 201331 Dec 2013

Research - Project title: The effectiveness of non-traditional learning styles: University students’ perception of active and co-operative learning, University of the West of Scotland

1 Jul 201331 Jul 2013

Research Assistant - Project title: The Theory of Planned Behaviour as a framework for improving parental experience with homework, University of the West of Scotland

3 Jun 201330 Jun 2013

Project Administrator: Marketing, launching and administering a travel connections project to help increase the access of those from rural areas to employment, health, training, and social inclusion., Stepping Stones for Families

5 Mar 20073 Mar 2008

Office & IT Manager, CDM Scotland Ltd

3 Jan 20024 Mar 2007

Administrative Assistant, CDM Scotland Ltd

8 Jul 199631 Dec 2002

Keywords

  • Social Justice
  • Human Rights
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Historical abuse in Care
  • Child Protection
  • knowledge exchange
  • Policy
  • Learning disabilities

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Research Output 2015 2019

Intellectual Disability
vulnerability
parents
Parents
disability

Supporting parents with learning disabilities in Scotland: Challenges and opportunities

Stewart, A., MacIntyre, G. & McGregor, S., 1 Aug 2016, Scotland. 82 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access
File
Learning Disorders
Scotland
learning disability
parents
Parents

Prizes

earning a doctorate
club
homework
experience

Carnegie Vacation Scholarship at UWS

Sharon McGregor (Recipient), Jun 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

vacation
participation