Senior Research Fellow
Robertson, P. (2014). Health inequality and careers. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 42(3), 338-351. doi:10.1080/03069885.2014.900660. ISSN 0306-9885
Structural explanations of career choice and development are well established. Socioeconomic inequality represents a powerful factor shaping career trajectories and economic o...
Brown, R., McQuaid, R. W., Raeside, R. & Canduela, J. (2014). The performance of employee-owned businesses inScotland: some preliminary empirical evidence. Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Commentary. 37(3), 108-123. ISSN 2046-5378
In recent years, there has been a growing focus on promoting the concept of employee-ownership of
businesses within public policy. One of the strong drivers of this is an assu...
Robertson, P. J. (2013). The well-being outcomes of career guidance. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling. 41(3), 254-266. doi:10.1080/03069885.2013.773959. ISSN 0306-9885
The potential for career guidance to impact on well-being has received insufficient attention in the UK. There are both conceptual and empirical reasons to expect that the imp...
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
Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLAs) are undergraduate degrees in which the students are in full-time employment, studying on campus one day per week. In September 2017, Edinburgh Napier’s first coho...
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...
19 May 2017
19 May 2017
The Employment Research Institute invites you to the Ageing and the Workplace workshop.
The ageing of the population will have a significant impact on ...
Senior Research Fellow
Associate Professor in Law
Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Dean of Computing
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship
Robertson, P. (2011). Clients with mental health conditions: a challenge for career guidance practice. In Irving, B. A. & Barham, L. (Eds.). Constructing the Future: Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice, 131-146. ISBN 978-0-903076-29-6
This article explores meeting the needs of clients with mental health conditions and seeks to establish this group as one of particular interest to career guidance practitione...
Caddell, M. (2007). Private schools and political conflict in Nepal. In Walford, G. & Srivastava, P. (Eds.). Private Schooling in Less Economically Developed Countries: Asian and African PerspectivesISBN 978-1-873927-85-4
Caddell, M. & Yanacopulos, H. (2006). Knowing but not knowing: conflict, development and denial. Conflict, Security and Development. 6(4), 557-579. doi:10.1080/14678800601066561. ISSN 1467-8802
Drawing on case study material from Uganda and Nepal, this paper highlights the tension between what is ‘known’ and what is ‘done’ by practitioners working in the arena of con...
Caddell, M. (2006). Private schools as battlefields: contested visions of learning and livelihood in Nepal. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. 36(4), 463-479. doi:10.1080/03057920601024909. ISSN 0305-7925
Current policy and programme considerations of the role of the private sector in the promotion of schooling reform and the achievement of Education For All encompass a somewha...
Caddell, M. & Ashley, L. D. (2006). Blurring boundaries: towards a reconceptualisation of the private sector in education. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education. 36(4), 411-419. doi:10.1080/03057920601024750. ISSN 0305-7925
This Special Issue of Compare stems from papers presented to the eighth United Kingdom Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET) Oxford International Conference ...
Caddell, M. (2005). Education and change: a historical perspective on schooling, development and the Nepali nation-state. In Oesterheld, J. & Kumar, K. (Eds.). Education and Social Change in South Asia, 251-284. ISBN 978-81-250-3061-4
Caddell, M. (2005). Listening to local voices? International targets and decentralised education planning in Nepal. International Journal of Educational Development. 25(4), 456-469. doi:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2005.04.010. ISSN 0738-0593
This article draws on a case study of district educational planning in Nepal to explore how education for all priorities and targets impact on educational practice at the sub-...
Caddell, M. & Hall, P. A. V. (2004). New connections, old exclusions? Language, power and ICTs'. In Parajuli, K., Prasain, B., Lohani, R. R., Bhattarai, G. & Yadava, Y. (Eds.). Contemporary issues in Nepalese linguisticsISBN 9789994657698
Caddell, M. (2004). 'Discipline makes the nation great': visioning development and the Nepali nation-state through schools. In Benei, V. (Ed.). Manufacturing citizenship: education and nationalism in Europe, South Asia and ChinaTaylor & Francis (Routledge). ISBN 9780415655545
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...
Campbell, T. (2016, November). Developing dual career athletes through a contextualized HE distance-learning programme. Presented at Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance: Kick off conference, Amsterdam, Holland
In an effort to support the dual career athlete, Edinburgh Napier University has recently launched a distance learning degree (BA Business and Enterprise in Sport) for elite a...
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 ...
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...
The Impacts of Welfare Reform in Scotland Funding: Scottish Government
Research Team: Dr Helen Graham, Dr Valerie Egdell, Professor Robert Raeside and Professor Ronald McQuaid...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 ...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...