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Lecturer & Senior Research Fellow
Dean of Computing
Caddell, M., Pegg, A. & Jones, H. (2013). Third Sector Internships Scotland Data Overview 2010-14. Scotland: Scottish Funding Council
No abstract available.
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., 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...
Edinburgh Napier Funded
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. However, gaining good w...
Skills Development Scotland
Consultation & Evaluation of Local PACE Partnerships
Scottish Funding Council
The Associate Student Project (ASP) builds partnerships between the School of Computing and local further education colleges (FEs) to support students who study for the first two years of their degree...
Associate Professor in Law
McMurray, S., Richard, A., Dutton, M. & McQuaid, R. W. (2012). Regionally Coherent Access and Employability Provision:Employer Demand for Business and Management Graduates. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh Napier University
This report presents findings from research with 71 employers of Edinburgh Napier University Business School (ENUBS) graduates across Scotland. Employers were asked to identif...
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...
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
McQuaid, R. W. (2007, December). Flexibility in the UK - the case of activation policies
Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R., & Dutton, M. (2006, January). Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from three states. Paper presented at Delni Aspen, Brussels
New forms of inter-agency co-operation have gained increasing prominence in the development and delivery of activation strategies. This article compares different models
McQuaid, R. W. (2005, December). Tailoring services and releasing untapped talent - a higher education perspective. Paper presented at Migration and Universities
McQuaid, R. W. (2004, December). Working with the new demographics - the Scottish labour market. Paper presented at Older workers
McQuaid, R. W. (2004, August). Job search, transport and training, the case of EMIRES. Paper presented at RSAI (B and I section) Annual Conference
McQuaid, R. W. (2004, April). ICT and job vacancy, training and transport information services for job seekers in rural areas. Paper presented at Stella Focus Group Meeting
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...
Between 2010 and 2014, e-Placement Scotland worked with industry to create over 800 paid placements for students in Scotland’s universities and colleges. The project team disseminated widely to both e...
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...
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 ...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...
Avril Gray joined a panel of experts to provide careers advice for The Guardian readers. The Q&A – ‘Careers in magazine publishing’ – advised on the different careers available in the sector, and the ...
10 January 2012