Senior Research Fellow
Robertson, P. J. & Egdell, V. (in press). A Capability Approach to career development: An introduction and implications for practice. Australian Journal of Career Development. ISSN 1038-4162
In the UK, the concept of employability is influential in current conceptualizations of career development. It is an example of a discourse underpinned by faith in individual ...
Egdell, V. & Graham, H. (2016). A capability approach to unemployed young people’s voice and agency in the development and implementation of eEmployment aActivation policies. Social policy & administration.. doi:10.1111/spol.12262. ISSN 1467-9515
In the UK, current approaches to employment activation are primarily concerned with rapid labour market entry, with jobseekers compelled to engage in activities or be sanction...
Egdell, V. & Dutton, M. (2016). Third Sector Independence: relations with the state in an age of austerity. Voluntary Sector Review.. doi:10.1332/204080516X14739278719772. ISSN 2040-8056
Third sector organisations deliver a range of public services for government. They are valued and trusted by commissioners, clients and wider society because of their independ...
ENU Development Trust
The aim of this research is to explore the impact of the ageing population on employers in the Hong Kong service sector.
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The aim of this research is to explore how employers in Scotland support their employees with dementia. The research will help us to understand whether employers are meeting their legal duties. The re...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) identified the workplace as an important setting to support the promotion of health and wellbeing in 1981 with the introduction of the Health for All strategy, and ...
10 May 2016
10 May 2016
Tackling gender inequality and enhancing opportunities in the labour market continues to be a priority for the Scottish Government. However, gender stereotyping in school and ...
10 June 2016
10 June 2016
Tackling inequality and enhancing opportunities for all groups in the labour market continues to be a priority for government. However, research highlights the persistent ineq...
01 September 2016
03 September 2016
Organisation of Stream 5: Public Attitudes towards the Welfare State in Europe: Reinventing or Reclaiming? At the 2016 Annual ESPAnet Conference: Re-inventing the welfare stat...
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...
Bifulco, L., Egdell, V. & McQuaid, R. (2015). Introduction to the Case Studies. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 201-207. BioMed Central. ISBN 978-3-319-11435-4
Chiappero-Martinetti, E., Egdell, V., Hollywood, E. & McQuaid, R. (2015). Operationalisation of the Capability Approach. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 115-139. BioMed Central. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11436-1_7. ISBN 978-3-319-11435-4
The holistic and multilayered structure offered by the Capability Approach makes this theoretical framework particularly suitable for conceptualising and contextualising compl...
Egdell, V., McQuaid, R. & Hollywood, E. (2015). Addressing the Issue of Unemployment among Disadvantaged Youth in Scotland: Developing the Capability for Work. In Facing trajectories from school to work – Towards a capability-friendly Youth Policy in Europe, 248-256. ISBN 978-3-319-11435-4
McQuaid, R. W. & Egdell, V. (2014). Good practice examples for labour market intelligence (LMI) tools in European regions and localities.
Bilfulco, L., Egdell, V., McQuaid, R. W., Berthet, T., Simon, V., Monteleone, R., …Bergström, G. (2013). Capabilities for Voice, Work and Education: Critical Analysis of Programmes for Disadvantaged Young People in Europe. In Facing Trajectories from School to Work, 201-357. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11436-1_11. ISBN 978-3-319-11435-4
This chapter introduces the nine case studies, the common question framework used and the different methodologies adopted. The aim of the case studies is to examine the transi...
Egdell, V. & McQuaid, R. W. (2013). Supporting Disadvantaged Young People into Work: Insights from the Capability Approach. Social Policy and Administration., n/a-n/a. doi:10.1111/spol.12108. ISSN 0144-5596
The Capability Approach (CA) offers a perspective on the employment activation of young people that is concerned with their freedom to make choices that they value rather than...
Egdell, V. (2013). Who cares? Managing obligation and responsibility across the changing landscapes of informal dementia care. Ageing and society. 33, 888-907. doi:10.1017/S0144686X12000311. ISSN 0144-686X
This paper explores the different ways in which informal carers for people with dementia negotiate their care-giving role across the changing organisational and spatial landsc...
Fuertes, V., Egdell, V. & McQuaid, R. W. (2012). Extending working lives: age management in SMEs. Employee Relations. 35, 272-293. doi:10.1108/01425451311320477. ISSN 0142-5455
Purpose: This paper presents a study of age management in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.
Design/methodology/approach: Qualitative da...
Hollywood, E., Egdell, V. & McQuaid, R. W. (2012). Youth unemployment inititiatives and the impact on disadvantaged youth.
Hollywood, E., Egdell, V., McQuaid, R. W. & Michel-Schertges, D. (2011). Methodological Issues in Operationalising the Capability Approach in Empirical Research: an Example of Cross-Country Research on Youth Unemployment in the EU. Social work & society. 10. ISSN 1613-8953
This paper considers the experiences from nine in-depth case studies (undertaken as part of the “WorkAble” project) examining the transitions of (disadvantaged) young people: ...
Hollywood, E., Egdell, V. & McQuaid, R. W. (2011). Addressing the issue of disadvantaged youth seeking work. Social work & society. 10. ISSN 1613-8953
UK policy on unemployment and employability in recent decades has been driven by the view that work remains the best route out of poverty for most people. Employment activatio...
Skills Development Scotland
Consultation & Evaluation of Local PACE Partnerships
City of Edinburgh Council
Scottish Older People’s Assembly (SOPA) 2014 Evaluation
An Agenda for New Skills and Jobs’ prioritises equipping people with the right skills for employment. It recognises the crucial role that developing labour market intelligence and skills governance ha...
Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Exploring the challenges and opportunities facing lone parents, with children over the age of five, in receipt of out of work benefits and moving into paid work as part of the UK government’s welfare ...
Our proposal will improve and increase the promotion of equality and opportunity for the engagement, participation and development of older people across Scotland to reduce unlawful discrimination, ha...
SDS Youth Employability
EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes
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...
19 May 2016
19 May 2016
Kate Sang and James Richards, Heriot-Watt University
With changes to the organisation of work, governments are giving increasing attention to the extent to which paid ...
30 June 2016
30 June 2016
Stephen McMurray, Edinburgh Napier University
The significant decrease in student numbers within the Scottish Further Education (FE) College sector is increasin...
06 April 2016
06 April 2016
Academics and the imposter phenomenon: What is it and how do you address it?
Dr. Holly M. Hutchins, University of Houston
Imposter syndrome was first coi...
18 March 2016
18 March 2016
Emma Davidson (Edinburgh University)
Using data from the Young People and their Future Selves project, this seminar will explore th...