Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Whitecross, R. & Lindsay, C. (2017). Use and Implementation of OCR Chapter 33AA in Section 11 Order Proceedings. Edinburgh: Scottish Courts and Tribunal Service
This report presents the findings of a small-scale study designed and undertaken by the researchers between October 2016 and February 2017. The research was commissioned by th...
Caddell, M. (2015). Interns are the future for the third sector. http://www.scotsman.com/news/interns-are-the-future-for-the-third-sector-1-3883460
Caddell, M. (2013). Paid internships can deliver gains for youngsters. http://www.scotsman.com/news/paid-internships-can-deliver-gains-for-youngsters-1-3240086
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 Apprenticeships (GAs) 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 cohort of a...
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
Dean of Computing
Senior Research Fellow
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship
Pearson, M. (2012). Network Equilibrium and the Spread of Innovation in Technologically Cooperating European SMEs
European technical cooperation data from a recent large survey on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) is used to formulate a proxy network of country typical SMEs (CTSMEs) and...
Reilly, C. & Caddell, M. (2012). Why Internships? Understanding Student Motivations and Experience
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Caddell, M. & Cannell, P. (2011). Rethinking graduate attributes: understanding the learning journeys of part-time students in the Open University in Scotland. In Oosthuizen, S. & Jones, B. (Eds.). Part-Time study: the new paradigm for Higher Education?ISBN 9780957203303
Four in ten of Scotland’s university students study part time. But their voices and experience are often sidelined in debates about employability and graduate attributes. What...
Cabras, I. (2008). Agglomeration of services at regional level: the case of call centres in Northern England. In Proceedings of the 1st PhD Conference in Economics in memory of Vassilis Patzatzis, Athens, 108-129
Masters, Z., Macintosh, A., & Smith, E. (2004). Young people and E-democracy: creating a culture of participation. In R. Traunmuller (Ed.), Electronic government, 15-22. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-30078-6_3
Research originally suggested that new technologies, particularly the Internet, provided a useful mechanism for engaging young people - an otherwise largely disenfranchised gr...
Mitchell, I., & McQuaid, R. W. (2001). Developing models of partnership in economic regeneration. In L. Montanheiro, & M. Spiering (Eds.), Public and private sector partnerships : the enterprise governance
This paper tests some theoretical models of partnership by examining a specific partnership between a local authority and other private partners in the regeneration of a forme...
Caddell, M. (2014). Making internships work
Caddell, M. (2014). Developing and supporting the curriculum: insights from The Open University
Caddell, M. (2013). The flexible curriculum toolkit
The Flexible Curriculum toolkit web-site is designed to support programme teams to develop and enhance practice in flexible curricula.
The toolkit has used the Viewpoints met...
Robertson, P. J. (2018). Developing career capabilities in 'NEET' young people: Experiences of participants in the Prince's Trust team programme. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, doi:10.1080/03069885.2018.1434130. ISSN 0306-9885
This qualitative study focuses on the impact of a supportive 12-week programme intended to empower young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) to purs...
Smith, S., Smith, C., Taylor-Smith, E., & Fotheringham, J. (2017). Towards graduate employment: exploring student identity through a university-wide employability project. Journal of Further and Higher Education, (1-13). doi:10.1080/0309877x.2017.1390077. ISSN 0309-877X
Students have expectations of their university education leading to graduate careers, with universities investing considerable resources in institution-wide initiatives design...
Whitecross, R. (2017). Section 11 Orders and the " Abuse " Provisions. Edinburgh Law Review, 21(2), (269-275). doi:10.3366/elr.2017.0419. ISSN 1364-9809
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 ...
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 ...
At present the Information Technology profession appears to be dogged by high profile project failure, high...
Participation Space Studies explore eParticipation ...