Dean of Computing
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...
Caddell, M. (2007). Private schools and political conflict in Nepal. In Walford, G. & Srivastava, P. (Eds.). Private Schooling in Less Economically Developed Countries: Asian and African PerspectivesISBN 978-1-873927-85-4
For the island community of Luing, access to and from the mainland is currently solely dependent on ferry services. Consequently access to employment and services is more expensive and less convenient...
The Impacts of Welfare Reform in Scotland Funding: Scottish Government
Research Team: Dr Helen Graham, Dr Valerie Egdell, Professor Robert Raeside and Professor Ronald McQuaid...
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 Canduela
The ERI was commi...
19 May 2017
19 May 2017
The Employment Research Institute invites you to the Ageing and the Workplace workshop.
The ageing of the population will have a significant impact on ...
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer in Law
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Senior Research Fellow
Caddell, M. (2006). Private schools as battlefields: contested visions of learning and livelihood in Nepal. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. 36(4), 463-479. doi:10.1080/03057920601024909. ISSN 0305-7925
Current policy and programme considerations of the role of the private sector in the promotion of schooling reform and the achievement of Education For All encompass a somewha...
Caddell, M. & Yanacopulos, H. (2006). Knowing but not knowing: conflict, development and denial. Conflict, Security and Development. 6(4), 557-579. doi:10.1080/14678800601066561. ISSN 1467-8802
Drawing on case study material from Uganda and Nepal, this paper highlights the tension between what is ‘known’ and what is ‘done’ by practitioners working in the arena of con...
Caddell, M. & Ashley, L. D. (2006). Blurring boundaries: towards a reconceptualisation of the private sector in education. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. 36(4), 411-419. doi:10.1080/03057920601024750. ISSN 0305-7925
This Special Issue of Compare stems from papers presented to the eighth United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET) Oxford International Conference ...
Caddell, M. (2005). Education and change: a historical perspective on schooling, development and the Nepali nation-state. In Oesterheld, J. & Kumar, K. (Eds.). Education and Social Change in South Asia, 251-284. ISBN 978-81-250-3061-4
Caddell, M. (2005). Listening to local voices? International targets and decentralised education planning in Nepal. International Journal of Educational Development. 25(4), 456-469. doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2005.04.010. ISSN 0738-0593
This article draws on a case study of district educational planning in Nepal to explore how education for all priorities and targets impact on educational practice at the sub-...
Caddell, M. & Hall, P. A. V. (2004). New connections, old exclusions? Language, power and ICTs'. In Parajuli, K., Prasain, B., Lohani, R. R., Bhattarai, G. & Yadava, Y. (Eds.). Contemporary issues in Nepalese linguisticsISBN 9789994657698
Caddell, M. (2004). 'Discipline makes the nation great': visioning development and the Nepali nation-state through schools. In Benei, V. (Ed.). Manufacturing citizenship: education and nationalism in Europe, South Asia and ChinaTaylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 9780415655545
Taylor-Smith, E., Smith, S. & Smith, C. (2017, December). Placement or practicalities? Barriers and disincentives to work experience, as reported by computing students. Paper presented at Society for Research Into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Conference, Newport, Wales
Having relevant work experience, such as a placement or internship, is valued by employers in the technology sector and can improve employment outcomes for computing graduates...
Smith, C. & Smith, S. (2016, September). Matching and mismatch: understanding employer expectations of work placement applicants. Paper presented at ACEN, Sydney, Australia
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
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects designed to enhance opportunities for student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines, as ...
Caddell, M. (2014, April). Internships - volunteer, worker, employee or something else?. Paper presented at Socio-Legal Studies Association 2014 Conference, Aberdeen
Caddell, M. (2014, May). Supporting reflection and skills articulation: insights from third sector internships Scotland. Paper presented at Open University in Scotland Learning and Teaching Conference 2014, Scotland
This project will examine the approaches taken to equalities issues by STUC-affiliated unions. This will update and build on a previous baseline study undertaken by the ERI for the STUC/One Workplace...
Dept. of Enterprise, Trade and Investment
Funding: Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Northern Ireland
Duration: April 2009 – December 2010
Research Team: Prof Ron McQuaid, Dr Ariel Bergmann, Dr Jesus Canduela, Vanesa Fuerte...
The North East’s Regional Employability Framework (REF) provided an over-arching strategic focus for partnership-working on employability across the region. This research had been commissioned by One ...
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 journey for ESF beneficiaries making transitions ...
NHS Health Scotland
The Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives (SCHWL) and NHS Health Scotland commissioned an evaluation of the mentally healthy workplaces training programme. This research was conducted in partnersh...
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills commissioned the ERI and WM Enterprise to undertake a review of research evidence and policy around individuals’ demand for (and participation in) skills de...
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 studies that give qualitative ...
Careers Scotland and its partners are committed to ensuring that all young people receive appropriate guidance to develop sustainable learning and career pathways. Those young people with a statutory ...
The Employment Research Institute (ERI) at Napier University was commissioned by the Equalities Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) to carry out research to examine the impact of educational migrat...
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 examines HR practices in the European hospitality s...
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 landscapes, w...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...