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School of Social and Political Science: Staff profiles


Staff Profiles

Social Policy

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Sudeepa Abeysinghe Lecturer in Global Health Policy Global Health Policy,Infectious Disease,Risk,sociology of scientific knowledge 2.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6515471
Emily Adrion Lecturer, Global Health Policy Health policy,Health politics,Health systems,Health Insurance,Health services research,Health Financing,Health care utilisation,Health care for older adults,Health economics 3.26 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
No Photo Marzia Ballardin 6.16 Chrystal Macmillan Building
650 3920
Richard Brodie Teaching and Student Development Fellow EU external relations,European Union,just war theory,Policy,Social Policy,EU politics and policy,Evidence 2.12b Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Eleanor Brooks Career Development Fellow (Global Health) global health,Global Health Policy,Global health governance,policy tools in global health governance,european public health policy,European Union,Europeanization,European Union public policy 2.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 650 4282
Jochen Clasen Professor of Comparative Social Policy - Head of Subject comparative social policy,Unemployment,Labour Market,social security,European social policy,welfare reform 2.04 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 9922
Daniel Clegg Director of the Graduate School of Social and Political Science; Senior Lecturer in Social Policy Unemployment,comparative social policy,welfare reform,welfare systems,Labour Market,European social policy,social security,Comparative Political Economy,French political economy,French politics 3.23 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3998
Jeff Collin Professor of Global Health Policy Global Health Policy,policy tools in global health governance,cross-border mobility of health professionals,tobacco control,tobacco control;,health impacts of population mobility and trade liberalisation 1.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3961
Niccolo Durazzi Lecturer in Political Economy of Social Policy Welfare reform politics,Institutions and institutional change,Trade unions,Education policy,Skill formation 1.09 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1929
Jan Eichhorn Senior Lecturer in Social Policy Subjective well-being,Political participation,Social capital,Social surveys,Multilevel analyses,Political Culture,Voting age reduction,Civic education,Economic policy,Unemployment 1.03 - 22 George Square 
+44 (0)131 651 1382
Richard Freeman Professor of Social Science and Public Policy Public policy,Social Policy,governance,Knowledge,practice 2.03 
21 George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4680
Sotiria Grek Senior Lecturer in Social Policy; Centre for Science, Knowledge and Policy (SKAPE) Co-director Education governance,Education and European integration,Knowledge,Global public policy,critical social research,Europeanization,organizations and institutions,International peace-keeping operations,Institutions and institutional change,Policy 2.01 Chrystal Macmillan Building
22 George Square
+44 (0)131 6513 180
Elke Heins Lecturer in Social Policy; Deputy Director (PG Research) of the Graduate School comparative social policy,Labour Market Policy,unemployment insurance,fuzzy set/QCA,welfare reform,trade unions,Social Determinants of Health,Health policy,Politics of health,Europeanization,Third Sector,European social policy,social investment,well-being 2.06 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 650 4049
Mark Hellowell Senior Lecturer Health Systems,Public Private Partnerships,Innovative Health Taxes,Private Sector in Health,Managing Health Markets,Health policy,Healthcare Financing,Global Health Policy,Universal Health Coverage 3.24 Chrystal Macmillan Building
0131 6511330
Sarah Hill Senior Lecturer, Global Health Policy Unit health inequalities and the social determinants of health,tobacco and health,structural drivers of health inequities including historical and institutional discrimination,role of commercial actors in non-communicable disease epidemics 2.07 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3884
No Photo Claire Houghton Gender, Violence and Families Fellow (CDF) Gender and Violence,Children's Rights,Participation,Policy-making,Feminist theory,ethics and research practices,Research impact 2.10 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6511312
Gitit Kadar-Satat Research Consultant, Q-Step's Placements and Outreach Supervisor Social Inequality,Child and Adolescent Development,Time Use and Leisure,Quantitative Analysis of Large-Scale Surveys,Longitudinal Analysis,Mixed Methods,Research with Children and Young People 4.12 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 6511 503
Daniel Kenealy Lecturer UK Government,Whitehall,Intergovernmental relations,Machinery of government,Devolution and UK constitution,Government and governance in Scotland,Sub-state diplomacy and external relations,Interpretive public administration 2.01 
21 George Square
+44 (0) 131 650 4080
Alison Koslowski Professor of Social Policy and Research Methods - Deputy Head of Social Policy Labour Market,Family Policy,care,fathers and fatherhood,surveys,Gender,Parental Leaves,circadian rhythms,sleep,basic income 2.05 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Alan Marshall Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods Policy,Health policy,Social Determinants of Health,disability,retirement,Population ageing,Demography 2.12C (enter through 2.12A) Chrystal Macmillan Building
George Square
+44 (0)131 6511462
Ingela Naumann Senior Lecturer in Social Policy Early childhood education and care policies,comparative social policy,Social cleavages,Welfare state history,Work/family reconciliation policies 3.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3869
Paul Norris Associate Dean of Progression, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Senior Lecturer in Social Policy Criminology,Quantitative Methods,Quantitative Research,comparative social policy,Policing,Prisons,International perspectives on imprisonment 3.01 St John's Land
Holyrood Road
+44 (0)131 6503922
Richard Parry Honorary Fellow in Social Policy 3.06 St John's Land
+44 (0)131 651 4742
Lindsay Paterson Professor of Education Policy Sociology of Education,Scottish Politics,Quantitative Methods in Social Research,Education Policy 2.02 
22 George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 6380
Evgeniya Plotnikova Teaching Fellow - Global Health Policy Unit Global health governance,Policy tools,Tobacco control,Migration of health professionals 3F1, 3.22 Chrystal Macmillan Building
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0) 131 650 6635
Anna Pultar Career Development Fellow (Education Policy) Education policy,inequality and social mobility,The politics of education reforms,Political ideologies and education policy discourses,Comparative Public Policy G.2 
22 George Square
Lynne Robertson-Rose pension policy,retirement savings behaviour,Population ageing,Behavioural responses to social and public policy (nudge effects),Ageing & equality,Housing 2.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3215
Kat Smith Professor of Public Health Policy & Director of Research (SSPS) Policy construction,Sociology of Knowledge,Knowledge transfer/exchange,Knowledge production,Health policy,Health politics,corporations and health,Public health,Evidence-based public health,Evidence & experts in policy,Social Inequality,Health inequalities,advocacy,knowledge exchange between research and policy,policy responses to health inequalities,theories of policy change,lobbying the EU 2.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1323
Kay Tisdall Professor of Childhood Policy, Programme Director MSc Childhood Studies and Co-director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships Childhood and Youth Studies,Participation,Children's Rights,Socio-legal,Public policy,Child Welfare,Citizenship,Human rights,disability,Education 3.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3930
Valeria Skafida Lecturer in Social Policy - School Deputy Director of Quantitative Methods & Edinburgh Q-Step Centre Policy,Social capital,Anthropology of food,sociology of food,food,Public health,Children and Young People,Children and childhood,families,Social Stratification,Social Inequality,Nutrition,Quantitative Methods,Social surveys,Longitudinal Analysis,Social Determinants of Health,Sociology of health and illness,Health policy,Scotland 2.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building
0131 651 3215
Jay Wiggan Lecturer in Social Policy; Programme Director of MSc Policy Studies marketisation,Labour Market,welfare reform,Policy narratives,Devolution and social security,Critical Discourse Studies,Employment policy,Governance,Financialisation 3.07 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 6503939
Clay Young Student Support Officer - Politics & Social Policy 1.02 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3923