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Dean of Computing
Senior Research Fellow
Lecturer & Senior Research Fellow
Gormley, P., MacMillan, G., & Canduela, J. (2002, June). From forecasting to drink and how we could be more sociable with business. Paper presented at 22nd International Symposium on Forecasting, Dublin, Ireland
The presentation covers the developments in forecasting and market modeling within Scottish Courage Brands,
the major brewer in the UK take home market. It illustrates the joi...
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
Caddell, M. (2012, March). University - third sector collaboration that make a difference: enhancing student employability, supporting voluntary sector development. Paper presented at University Association of Lifelong Learning Conference, University of Cambridge
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
Caddell, M. (2014, April). Learning enhancement in action. Poster presented at The Open University 'Learn About Fair', Milton Keynes
Smith, S., Hamilton, M., & Fabian, K. (in press). Entrepreneurial drivers, barriers and enablers of computing students: gendered perspectives from an Australian and UK university. Studies in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2019.1637840
This paper investigates computing students’ entrepreneurial intentions, motivations, recognisable barriers and encouragements towards entrepreneurship, with a focus on gender....
Smith, S., Sobolewska, E., & Hunter, D. (in press). Getting in, getting on: fragility in student and graduate identity. Higher Education Research and Development, 38(5), 1046-1060. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2019.1612857
Over a period of three years this longitudinal study explored new approaches to consider student identity during the transition from university to employment. Students were fo...
Smith, S., Taylor-Smith, E., Bacon, L., & Mackinnon, L. (2019). Equality of opportunity for work experience? Computing students at two UK universities “play the game”. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 40(3), 324-339. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2018.1489219
A recent UK Government commissioned study found concerning levels of unemployment among computing students from disadvantaged, black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The study...
Caddell, M., & Wilder, K. (2018). Seeking Compassion in the Measured University: Generosity, Collegiality and Competition in Academic Practice. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 6(3), 14-23
In the context of league tables, national student surveys and increasing competition for students and resources, measurement and comparison is an ever-present – and ever more ...
Baverstock, A., Steinitz, J., Webster-Henderson, B., Bryars, L., Cairncross, S., Ennis, L., …McLuckie, C. (2018). Using pre-arrival shared reading to promote a sense of community: A case study across two institutions. Logos, 29(4), https://doi.org/10.1163/18784712-02904005
Seeking to improve student enrolment, engagement, and retention, Kingston University began a pre-arrival shared reading scheme in 2014–2015, sending a free book to every stude...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., & Fotheringham, J. (2019). Towards graduate employment: exploring student identity through a university-wide employability project. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 43(5), 628-640. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877x.2017.1390077
Students have expectations of their university education leading to graduate careers, with universities investing considerable resources in institution-wide initiatives design...
Whitecross, R. W. (2017). Section 11 Orders and the “Abuse” Provisions: Family Lawyers’ Experience and Understanding of Section 11(7A)-(7E). Edinburgh Law Review, 21(2), 269-275. https://doi.org/10.3366/elr.2017.0419
Whitecross, R. W. (2017). Law, “Tradition” and Legitimacy: Contesting Driglam Namzha. In J. D. Schmidt (Ed.), Development Challenges in Bhutan: Perspectives on Inequality and Gross National Happiness, 115-134. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47925-5_7
During the 1990s, the High Court of Justice played a significant role in the promotion of Bhutanese culture, intertwining the development of the Bhutanese legal system with Bh...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., & Fotheringham, J. (2017). In search of graduate employability: An exploration of student identity. Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 18(1), 15-24
Universities are adopting institution-wide projects to increase student work placements and work-related learning across all subject disciplines. However, there are large vari...
Webster, G., Smith, S., & Smith, C. (2016). Supporting student transitions to placement and work: developing a new self-identity. New Directions in the Teaching of Physical Sciences, 11(1),
Moves towards the marketisation of higher education together with concerns over the challenges of graduate employment have led to an increased prioritisation of students under...
Whitecross, R. (2016). Teaching legal professionalism: a comparative study of teaching professional values and lessons for legal education. Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, 11(1), 3-25
The Legal Education and Training Review highlighted concerns across all sectors, from academics to practitioners over a lack of understanding of professionalism and ethics. Bu...
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