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 are primarily in the sociology of work & employment, the sociology of media & culture and cultural studies. My research focuses on value conflicts over commodification in social and cultural forms of work; social inequalities and how they are perpetuated through work, culture and technology; and the cultural politics of work & (un)employment.

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

I am currently working on three research projects:
- Work and wellbeing in dental care
- Women's work in the cultural industries
- Social economies of food and energy in Scotland

I have previously worked on projects investigating mental health and welfare reform, collectivism in open source software development and age management.

Events

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7 results

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...

The ageing workforce and employers in Fife

Report
Egdell, V., Chen, T., Maclean, G., & Raeside, R. (2017)
The ageing workforce and employers in Fife. The Workplace Team, Health Promotion, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership and Fife Health & Wellbeing Alliance
The Scottish population is ageing. This will have a significant impact on labour market and employment practices. Increasing numbers of older workers (those aged 50 plus) are ...

Women, Work and Technology: Examining the Under-Representation of Women in ICT

Book Chapter
Marks, A., Krzywdzinski, M., Briken, K., Maclean, G., Marks, A., & Chillas, S. (2016)
Women, Work and Technology: Examining the Under-Representation of Women in ICT
No abstract available.

Confusion and collectivism in the ICT sector: Is FLOSS the answer?

Journal Article
Marks, A., Chillas, S., Galloway, L., & Maclean, G. (2020)
Confusion and collectivism in the ICT sector: Is FLOSS the answer?. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 41(1), 167-188. https://doi.org/10.1177/0143831x17695441
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workers rarely join trade unions. This is usually explained by the individualised nature of work. We examine broader forms of c...

Mental Health and Unemployment in Scotland: Understanding the impact of welfare reforms in Scotland for individuals with mental health conditions

Report
Maclean, G., Marks, A. & Cowan, S. (2017)
Mental Health and Unemployment in Scotland: Understanding the impact of welfare reforms in Scotland for individuals with mental health conditions. Edinburgh: Carnegie Trust
During 2016, 30 individuals with a mental health condition (who claimed ESA, have had their ESA withdrawn and moved on to JSA, or have been directed into the WRAG group based ...

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