Senior Research Fellow
Dutton, M. (2015). Act now or miss your gender targets
VOLUNTARY approach is not enough if Nicola Sturgeon’s ambition of boardroom 50:50 by 2020 is to be realised, says Dr Matthew Dutton.
Dutton, M. (2014). The Economic Impact of the Glasgow Living Wage
• A structural analysis of the the Glasgow economy and labour market
focussing on factors relevant to the payment of the Glasgow Living
• A review of living wage r...
Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R. W. & Dutton, M. (2009). Employee demand for skills development: a research and policy review.
Understanding what encourages and prevents individual's from developing their skills, and identifying the most effective skill development policies, is a key function of the U...
The World Health Organisation (WHO) identified the workplace as an important setting to support the promotion of health and wellbeing in 1981 with the introduction of the Health for All strategy, and ...
Skills Development Scotland
Consultation & Evaluation of Local PACE Partnerships
10 May 2016
10 May 2016
Tackling gender inequality and enhancing opportunities in the labour market continues to be a priority for the Scottish Government. However, gender stereotyping in school and ...
10 June 2016
10 June 2016
Tackling inequality and enhancing opportunities for all groups in the labour market continues to be a priority for government. However, research highlights the persistent ineq...
Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R. W. & Dutton, M. (2006). Inter-agency cooperation and activation in Europe - evidence from 3 states
New forms of inter-agency co-operation have gained increasing prominence in the development and delivery of activation strategies. This article compares different models
Osborne, S. P., Bond, S., Dutton, M. & Honore, E. The Opportunities and Challenges of the Changing Public Services Landscape for the Third Sector in Scotland: A Longitudinal Study: Year Two Report
The report provides findings from the second year of a three year qualitative longitudinal study on the third sector in Scotland.
Egdell, V., & Dutton, M. (2016). Third Sector Independence: relations with the state in an age of austerity. Voluntary Sector Review, 8(1), (25-40). doi:10.1332/204080516X14739278719772. ISSN 2040-8056
Third sector organisations deliver a range of public services for government. They are valued and trusted by commissioners, clients and wider society because of their independ...
Egdell, V., Dutton, M. & McQuaid, R. W. (2016). Third sector experiences of work programme delivery. Journal of Social Policy. 45(4), 729-746. doi:10.1017/S0047279416000271. ISSN 0047-2794
This paper explores the organisational experiences of governmental policy change and implementation on the third sector. Using a four-year longitudinal study of 13 third secto...
McMurray, S., Dutton, M., McQuaid, R. W. & Richard, A. (2014). Employer demands from Business Graduates. Education & training. 58, 112-132. doi:10.1108/ET-02-2014-0017. ISSN 0040-0912
This paper reports on research carried out with employers to determine demand for graduate business and management skills in the Scottish workforce.
The research found that th...
Lindsay, C. & Dutton, M. (2012). Promoting healthy pathways to employability: lessons for the UK's welfare-to-work agenda. Policy and Politics. 41, 183-200. doi:10.1332/030557312X655549. ISSN 0305-5736
The coalition government has implemented welfare-to-work policies strengthening the UK's Work First model of activating claimants of disability or incapacity benefits (IBs). T...
Canduela, J., Dutton, M., Johnson, S., Lindsay, C., Raeside, R. & McQuaid, R. W. (2011). Ageing, skills and participation in work-related training in Britain: Assessing the position of older workers, Work, employment and society. Work, Employment and Society. 26, 42-60. doi:10.1177/0950017011426303. ISSN 0950-0170
Policy makers have introduced a number of measures to encourage older workers to stay in the labour market, with improving access to training a particular priority. Policy act...
Lindsay, C. & Dutton, M. (2009). Employability through health? partnership-based governance and the delivery of Pathways to Work condition management services. Policy Studies. 31, 245-264. doi:10.1080/01442870903429660. ISSN 0144-2872
The Pathways to Work (PtW) initiative has been rolled out in 49 Jobcentre Plus districts across Great Britain as the government seeks to provide services to activate claimants...
Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R. W. & Dutton, M. (2007). New approaches to employability in the UK: combining ‘human capital development’ and ‘work first’ strategies?. Journal of social policy. 36, 539-560. doi:10.1017/S0047279407001171. ISSN 1469-7823
This article analyses recent developments in policies to promote the employability of unemployed and economically inactive people in the UK. It discusses the extent to which t...
Lindsay, C. & Dutton, M. (2010). Promoting Healthy Routes Back to Work? Boundary Spanning Health Professionals and Employability Programmes in Great Britain. Social policy & administration
Between 2003 and 2011, the Pathways to Work (PtW) initiative was established across Great Britain, as policymakers sought to address the ‘health-related, personal and external...
Lindsay, C., McQuaid, R. W. & Dutton, M. (2007). Inter-agency cooperation and new approaches to employability. Social Policy and Administration. 42, 715-732. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9515.2008.00634.x. ISSN 0144-5596
This article examines the role of inter-agency cooperation, which is one form of ‘partnership’, in new approaches to employability in the UK. The article articulates a ‘model ...
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., Dutton, M. & McCracken, M. G. (2006). Best practice in inter-agency cooperation on employability. Labour Market Bulletin. 20
This article reports the summary of findings of research commissioned by the Department for Employment and Learning on best practice in inter-agency co-operation on employabil...
Heriot Watt University
UK Commission for Employment and Skills
Study of use of Stated Preference to investigate Barriers and Drivers of Engagement in Workplace Learning
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...