Lecturer & Senior Research Fellow
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
Brown, R., McQuaid, R., Raeside, R., Dutton, M., Egdell, V., & Canduela, J. (2018). Buying into Capitalism? Employee Ownership in a Disconnected Era. British Journal of Industrial Relations, doi:10.1111/bjir.12309. ISSN 0007-1080
This article considers whether employee ownership mitigates the negative workplace outcomes identified by the Disconnected Capitalism Thesis (DCT). Drawing on a programme of i...
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...
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
30 June 2016
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) have published a series of 24 fact sheets on the demogr...
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...
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 ...
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. (2016). Employer demands from business graduates. Education and Training, 58(1), (112-132). 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. (2013). Promoting healthy pathways to employability: lessons for the UK's welfare-to-work agenda. Policy and Politics, 41, 183-200. https://doi.org/10.1332/030557312X655549
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. (2012). 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. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017011426303
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. (2010). Employability through health? partnership-based governance and the delivery of Pathways to Work condition management services. Policy Studies, 31, 245-264. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442870903429660
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. (2008). Inter-agency Cooperation and New Approaches to Employability. Social Policy and Administration, 42(7), 715-732. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9515.2008.00634.x
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
McQuaid, R. W., Lindsay, C., Dutton, M. & McCracken, M. G. (2006). Working together? Research into the role of inter-agency co-operation in improving employability. Labour Market Bulletin. 20, 163-169
This report presents the findings of research commissioned by the Department for Employment and Learning, Northern Ireland (DELNI) and conducted by the Employment Research Ins...
Dutton, M. (2017). Third sector independence in an age of austerity: relations with the state in an age of austerity. In Third Sector Independence: Relations with the state in an age of austerity
Drawing on qualitative longitudinal research with third sector organisations (TSOs) in Scotland, this paper explores how the independence of TSOs has been affected by changing...
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.
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...
An investigation of perceptions of work based learning partnerships from the perspective of employers and universities. The findings will contribute to recommendations on how universities can enhance partnerships with employers in order to enhance the experiences of work placement students.
The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the Archives and Records Association (ARA) have published a series of 24 fact sheets on the basis of the findings of the Wo...
29 June 2016
Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart Campus
9 June 2016
10am-1pm, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus
9 May 2016