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Leah McCabe

Leah McCabe
Name
Leah McCabe
Title
Organisation
Social Policy School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
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Research Interests
Feminism, Scottish Devolution, gender and public policy, domestic abuse, feminising policy, Gender & intersectionality, policy discourses, Policy change, gender and political institutions, frame analysis
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/social_policy/leah_mccabe

PhD Title

Gendering Change: Tracing domestic abuse policy discourses and directions in Scotland from 1990

Research Interests

My PhD thesis examines the gendered dynamics of continuity and change in domestic abuse policy in Scotland since 1990. To fully understand how gender equality can be tackled, and how positive gender change occurs in institutions, my thesis explores three aspects that will enable an exploration of the continuity and change of domestic abuse policy: actors, frames and institutions. This discerns the policy discourses and directions, the actors involved in influencing domestic abuse policy and debates and the institutions that domestic abuse policymaking occurs and how they fit together in enabling or constraining continuity and change in domestic abuse policy in Scotland over time. 

Supervisors

Meryl Kenny

Claire Houghton 

Education

MA (Honours) Sociology and Politics, University of Edinburgh, 2015

MSc Gender Studies (Applied), University of Stirling, 2016

Teaching

Sociology 1A: The Sociological Imagination: Individuals and Society, University of Edinburgh, 2017-18

Politics of the Welfare State, University of Edinburgh, 2017-18 and 2018-19

Understanding Gender in Contemporary World: Key Concepts, Controversies and Challenges, 2018-19 

Research Experience

Scottish Government-SGSSS PhD Internship, Scottish Sentencing Council, 2018

Gender and Equality Images PhD Intern, Centre for Research Collection, University of Edinburgh, 2017/18

Publication & Conference Papers

April 2018: 'The ‘Power of Naming’ the problem: Domestic abuse policy discourses and directions and intersectionality in Scotland since 1990',  At the Intersections, PSA Women & BSA Race, University of Birmingham 

July 2018: 'The ‘Power of Naming’ the problem: Domestic abuse policy discourses and directions and intersectionality in Scotland since 1990', Social Policy Association Conference 2018, University of York

August 2018: 'Visbility and Voice in Policymaking: Intersectionality and domestic abuse policy discourses and directions in Scotland since 1990', European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, University of Hamburg

Relevant Work Experience

Post-Graduate Social Policy and GPHU Representative, University of Edinburgh, 2017/18

Postgraduate Gender Research Network (PGRNS) Scotland Committee Member, 2018

Membership

Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, Associate PhD student

Gender Politics Research Group, PhD student

Social Policy Association 

Gender and Politics, ECPR Standing Group