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Dean of Computing
Senior Research Fellow
Pearson, M. (2012). Network Equilibrium and the Spread of Innovation in Technologically Cooperating European SMEs.
European technical cooperation data from a recent large survey on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is used to formulate a proxy network of country typical SMEs (CTSMEs) and...
Webster, G., Smith, S. & Smith, C. (in press). Supporting student transitions to placement and work: developing a new self-identity. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences.. ISSN 1740-9888
Moves towards the marketisation of higher education together with concerns over the challenges of graduate employment have led to an increased prioritisation of students under...
Egdell, V., Dutton, M. & McQuaid, R. W. (2015). Third Sector Experiences of Work Programme Delivery. Journal of Social Policy.. ISSN 0047-2794
This paper explores the organisational experiences of governmental policy change and implementation on the third sector. Using a four-year longitudinal study of 13 third secto...
For the island community of Luing, access to and from the mainland is currently solely dependent on ferry services. Consequently access to employment and servi...
The Impacts of Welfare Reform in Scotland Funding: Scottish Government
Research Team: Dr Helen Graham, Dr Valerie Egdell, Professor Rob...
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Funding: Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Duration: January 2010 – October 2010
Research Team: Prof Ron McQuaid, Dr Emma Hollywood, Dr Jesus ...
Professional Development Leader
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Law
Robertson, P. (2015). Positive psychology: A movement to reintegrate career counselling within. Counselling psychology review / the British Psychological Society. 30(3), 26-35. ISSN 0269-6975
Content & Focus: In the UK career counselling has tended to evolve separately from the counselling psychology profession. Elsewhere, notably in North America, counselling psyc...
Robertson, P. (2015). Towards a capability approach to careers: Applying Amartya Sen's thinking. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. 15(1), 75-88. doi:10.1007/s10775-014-9280-4. ISSN 0251-2513
Amartya Sen’s capability approach characterizes an individual’s well-being in terms of what they are able to be, and what they are able to do. This framework for thinking has ...
Robertson, P. (2014). Health inequality and careers. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 42(3), 338-351. doi:10.1080/03069885.2014.900660. ISSN 0306-9885
Structural explanations of career choice and development are well established. Socioeconomic inequality represents a powerful factor shaping career trajectories and economic o...
Robertson, P. J. (2013). The well-being outcomes of career guidance. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 41(3), 254-266. doi:10.1080/03069885.2013.773959. ISSN 0306-9885
The potential for career guidance to impact on well-being has received insufficient attention in the UK. There are both conceptual and empirical reasons to expect that the imp...
Robertson, P. (2011). Clients with mental health conditions: a challenge for career guidance practice. In Irving, B. A. & Barham, L. (Eds.). Constructing the Future: Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, 131-146. ISBN 978-0-903076-29-6
This article explores meeting the needs of clients with mental health conditions and seeks to establish this group as one of particular interest to career guidance practitione...
Smith, C. & Smith, S. (2016, September). Matching and mismatch: understanding employer expectations of work placement applicants. Paper presented at ACEN, Sydney, Australia. (Unpublished)
The success and sustainability of work-integrated learning (WIL) is an abiding concern for universities, as institutions seek to mainstream WIL within academic programmes. A ...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., Fotheringham, J. & Dencer-Brown, I. (2016, June). Exploring student identity through a university-wide graduate employability initiative. Paper presented at WACE International Research Symposium, Victoria, Canada. (Unpublished)
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects designed to enhance opportunities for student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines, as ...
Graham, H., Fuertes, V., Egdell, V. & Raeside, R. (2016). Women in ICT and Digital Technologies: An investigation of the barriers to women entering, staying, and progressing in the sector, and actions to ameliorate this - Executive Summary. Edinburgh: Skills Development Scotland
This report summarises research conducted to explore the under-representation of women in the ICT and Digital Technologies sector in Scotland, and the possible reasons for, an...
Egdell, V. (2016). The Management of Dementia in the Workplace in the Public Sector in Scotland. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University Business School Research Funding 2015/16
The Scottish population is ageing. This will have a significant impact on the labour market, in particular on the greater need for employers to employ relatively more older wo...
Dutton, M., Lister, B., Canduela, J., Botfield, J. & Drogony, M. (2013). The rationale and practice of gender specific employability services. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government
As the pace of labour market activation and welfare reform increases, women are increasingly expected to engage with the labour market. In many cases this transition will be m...
Dutton, M., Raeside, R., Chen, T. & Mazza, T. (2013). Evaluating the impact of the Glasgow living wage. Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow City Council
The Living Wage (LW) is perceived by some to be a social and economic good. The beneficial aspects of implementing a LW is to increase employee pay, reduce household poverty a...
Dutton, M. & Raeside, R. (2013). Overcoming barriers to equality and diversity on boards in Scotland. Edinburgh, Scotland: Scottish Government
The Employment Research Institute (ERI) was commissioned by the Scottish Government to identify ways in which equalities groups can be better represented at board level in the...
This project will examine the approaches taken to equalities issues by STUC-affiliated unions. This will update and build on a ...
Funding: Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland
Duration: April 2009 – December 2010
Research Team: Prof Ron McQuaid, D...
The North East’s Regional Employability Framework (REF) provided an over-arching strategic focus for partnership-working on employability across the regi...
Funding: Scottish Government
Research Team: Professor Ronald McQuaid, Dr Valerie Egdell, Dr Emma Hollywood
The ERI has been asked by the Learning and Skills Council North East to conduct research on best practice in providing a joined-up employability journe...
NHS Health Scotland
The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL) and NHS Health Scotland commissioned an evaluation of the mentally healthy workp...
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills commissioned the ERI and WM Enterprise to undertake a review of research evidence and policy around individuals’ deman...
A major reason for recurrent poverty is leaving the workforce due to childbirth and childcare and returning to low paid, insecure work. However, there are relatively few s...
Careers Scotland and its partners are committed to ensuring that all young people receive appropriate guidance to develop sustainable learning and career p...
The Employment Research Institute (ERI) at Napier University was commissioned by the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) to carry out research to exam...
The overall objective was to develop material to improve the use of sustainable impact assessment in EU and Russia, especially in issues concerning land use such as forests, agricultural landscap...
EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes
STEP - Service Sector Training in European Employment Practices is a European Commission project, funded under the Leonardo da Vinci Programme, that...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...