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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
Justyna Bandola-Gill Research Fellow Sociology of Knowledge,Public policy,International Organisations,Quantification,Expertise,Research use,Evidence & experts in policy,Knowledge transfer/exchange,Research impact,Policy instruments,Social Policy,child poverty,governance,Political Sociology,Sociology of development,STS,Sociology of Quantification 2.01 
22 George Square
Hayley Bennett Lecturer in Social Policy Contractualism,Welfare Markets,Unemployment,Labour Market,Poverty,Welfare reform politics,Welfare-to-Work,Regionalism,Third Sector,Inequality,public service reform,Public policy,Devolution and social security,Social Policy,Multi-level governance,local economic development,localism,policy implementation,social security 4f1, 18 Buccleuch Place 
+44 (0)131 6511325 (currently unavailable, please email).
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 Lecturer in Global Health Policy 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 3.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44(0)131 650 4282
Morag Allan Campbell Editorial Assistant, Journal of Social Policy 4.02 
21 Buccleuch Place
Jochen Clasen Professor of Comparative Social Policy 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 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
Emma Davidson Lecturer in Social Policy and Qualitative Research Methods Qualitative Research Methods,Policy Analysis,computer assisted qualitative data analysis,Nvivo,Childhood and Youth Studies,family and personal relationships,research ethics,ethnography,community studies Centre for Research on Families and Relationships 
23 Buccleuch Place
0131 651 1940
Niccolo Durazzi Lecturer in Political Economy of Social Policy and Programme Director Comparative Public Policy MSc Welfare reform politics,Institutions and institutional change,Trade unions,Education policy,Skill formation 3.22 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 Professor in European and Global Education Governance Education governance,Education and European integration,Knowledge,Global public policy,critical social research,Europeanization,organizations and institutions,Institutions and institutional change,Policy,Sociology of Quantification,Politics of numbers,Sociology of Education,Education for Sustainable Development 2.01 
22 George Square
+44 (0)131 6513 180
Elke Heins Senior Lecturer in Social Policy 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,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 Director, 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
Daniel Kenealy Lecturer British politics,Devolution and UK constitution,Scottish government and politics,UK foreign policy,European integration 2.01 
21 George Square
+44 (0) 131 650 4080
Markus Ketola Senior Lecturer in Global and International Social Policy Populism,Non-governmental organisations,civil society,international social policy,Policy narratives,Northern Ireland,European Union,Turkey,Europeanization,Climate change 2.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
01316 511 323
Alison Koslowski Professor of Social Policy and Research Methods Labour Market,Family Policy,care,fathers and fatherhood,Gender,Parental Leaves  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Alan Marshall Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods. Director of the SPS Research Training Centre. SGSSS Associate Director (Advanced Methods Hub) 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 comparative social policy,welfare history,early childhood education and care,Education Policy,governance,religion and social policy,gender,Nordic welfare states and society,historical institutionalism 3.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 3869
Paul Norris Dean of Quality Assurance and Curriculum Validation, 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
Helen Packwood Lecturer in Social Research Methods Education,Inequality,Migration studies,Social policy,Mixed methodologies,Human Geography,Population change,Child Poverty,Longitudinal Analysis,Scotland and Europe,UK 4.13 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3912
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
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
anna.pultar @
Philip Rathgeb Lecturer in Social Policy Welfare reform politics,Trade unions,Labour Market Policy,Institutions and institutional change,Radical right parties,Dynamics of capitalism  Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
Lynne Robertson-Rose pension policy,retirement savings behaviour,Population ageing,Behavioural responses to social and public policy (nudge effects),Ageing & equality,Housing 1.09 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1585
Marlee Tichenor Postdoctoral Research Fellow ethnography,Humanitarian intervention,Technology and society,Health policy,International development,Medical Anthropology,Quantification,International Organisations,postcolonial science and technology studies,Senegal,Global health governance,Global Health Policy,Anthropology of Global Health 2.01 
22 George Square
Valeria Skafida Senior Lecturer in Social Policy Policy,Social capital,Anthropology of food,sociology of food,food,Public health,Children and childhood,families,Social Inequality,Nutrition,Quantitative Methods,Social surveys,Longitudinal Analysis,Sociology of health and illness,Health policy,Scotland,Domestic Violence  Chrystal Macmillan Building
Jay Wiggan Senior Lecturer in Social Policy Labour Market Policy,Welfare reform politics,Unemployment,Critical Discourse Analysis,social security,Work,Archival Research and Document Analyses 3.07 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 6503939