Gavin Maclean

Gavin Maclean

Dr Gavin Maclean

Lecturer

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Sociology within the School of Applied Sciences at Edinburgh Napier University. Prior to this I worked as a Research Assistant in the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University.

My research interests lie in the overlap between sociology and cultural studies with a focus on work, culture and care. I am particularly interested in the relationship between culture and economy; processes of commodification or 'value conflicts' in work and organisation; bureaucracy in society and culture; and work within digital, cultural or public sector contexts. Currently I am researching the relationship between 'nature', culture and economy, focusing on the link between plants and future forms of work and society. My research is influenced by the work of Pierre Bourdieu, Stuart Hall, Raymond Williams and feminist thought more widely.

I have a degree in Management, a Masters by Research in Social Research and a PhD, all from Heriot-Watt University. My PhD examined the conflict between artistic freedom and the commercial pressures of work within the recorded music industry.

I am currently a co-investigator on an ESRC-funded project investigating the use of temporary accommodation to house asylum seekers and refugees during the Covid-19 outbreak, and have previously worked on projects funded by the EPSRC, Carnegie and other funding bodies. Recent projects have explored stress in the work of dentists and the future of work in crofting. I have previously worked on projects investigating mental health and welfare reform, collectivism in open source software development and age management in the workplace.

Events

Esteem

Editorial Activity

  • Associate Board Member of the Sociological Review Online

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

 

Date


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Safe environment? Understanding the housing of asylum seekers and refugees during the Covid-19 outbreak

Report
Guma, T., Maclean, G., MacLeod, K., & Sharapov, K. (2022)
Safe environment? Understanding the housing of asylum seekers and refugees during the Covid-19 outbreak. ESRC
This report presents the key findings of the research project: Investigating the use of temporary accommodation to house people seeking asylum during the Covid-19 outbreak. Th...

I Am Still Here

Exhibition / Performance
MacLeod, K., Guma, T., MacLean, G., & Sharapov, K. I Am Still Here. [Digital Video]. Exhibited at Glasgow Media Access Centre. 23 February 2022 - 23 February 2022. (Unpublished)

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MacLeod, K., Guma, T., MacLean, G., & Sharapov, K. I Am Still Here. [Digital Video]. Exhibited at Glasgow Media Access Centre. 23 February 2022 - 23 February 2022. (Unpublished
Premiere screening of "I Am Still Here" documentary film at Glasgow Media Access Centre as part of hybrid launch of project "Investigating the use of temporary accommodation t...

‘Are we criminals?’ Encounters with accommodation providers and everyday housing experiences amongst asylum seekers living in Glasgow during the pandemic

Presentation / Conference
Guma, T., Blake, Y., Maclean, G., MacLeod, K., Sharapov, K., & Makutsa, R. (2021, December)
‘Are we criminals?’ Encounters with accommodation providers and everyday housing experiences amongst asylum seekers living in Glasgow during the pandemic. Paper presented at Refugee Borders and Home-making, Barcelona
This paper addresses these gaps in our knowledge. It draws from TEMPACCO research project (https://tempacco.wordpress.com/), which is an ongoing 12-month digital collaborative...

Workplace Preparedness for an Ageing Workforce: A Case Study

Journal Article
Egdell, V., Raeside, R., Chen, T., & Maclean, G. (in press)
Workplace Preparedness for an Ageing Workforce: A Case Study. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-07-2021-0175
Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire survey of workplaces was undertaken in the Fife region of Scotland, which in economic and demographic terms is representative of wi...

Safe environment? Investigating the use of temporary accommodation to house asylum seekers during the Covid-19 outbreak

Report
Guma, T., Maclean, G., Macleod, K., & Sharapov, K. (2021)
Safe environment? Investigating the use of temporary accommodation to house asylum seekers during the Covid-19 outbreak. ESRC
This report presents interim findings of the research project: Investigating the use of temporary accommodation to house asylum seekers during the Covid-19 outbreak. The proje...

Understanding the housing of asylum seekers and refugees during the Covid-19 outbreak

Presentation / Conference
Guma, T., Sharapov, K., Blake, Y., Makutsa, R., Maclean, G., & Macleod, K. (2021, July)
Understanding the housing of asylum seekers and refugees during the Covid-19 outbreak. Paper presented at Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy, University of Ghana
Paper presented at Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy, University of Ghana, 26-30 July 2021.

Safe environment? Understanding the housing of asylum seekers and refugees during the Covid-19 outbreak

Presentation / Conference
Guma, T., Maclean, G., Sharapov, K., & MacLeod, K. (2021, April)
Safe environment? Understanding the housing of asylum seekers and refugees during the Covid-19 outbreak. Paper presented at BSA Annual Conference 2021: Remaking the Future, Online

Midlife Creativity and Identity: Life into Art

Journal Article
Maclean, G. (2019)
Midlife Creativity and Identity: Life into Art. Journal of Cultural Analysis and Social Change, 4(2),
Review of the book "Midlife Creativity and Identity: Life into Art" by Philip Miles.

Age management in the workplace: manager and older worker accounts of policy and practice

Journal Article
Egdell, V., Maclean, G., Raeside, R., & Chen, T. (2020)
Age management in the workplace: manager and older worker accounts of policy and practice. Ageing and society, 40(4), 784-804. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X18001307
The impact of an ageing workforce on the workplace is a concern internationally. Governments are increasingly encouraging the continued labour market participation of older wo...

Understanding the status of underrepresented groups in the Information and Communication Technologies

Report
Graham, H., Raeside, R., & Maclean, G. (2018)
Understanding the status of underrepresented groups in the Information and Communication Technologies. Edinburgh: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
This report presents the findings of a research project commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to explore the barriers facing under-rep...

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