My research interests are in socio-economic stratification and inequality, ethnicity and immigration, education and child welfare, using social survey research methodologies.
Funded Research Projects 2004-present-
"NASUWT Survey of Teacher Workforce" (CI, with Mark Priestley);
"Permanently Progressing" (CI, with Brigid Daniel), BAAF
"Child Welfare Inequalities" (CI, with Brigid Daniel), Nuffield Foundation
"Master's programmes in ELT: A survey of UK provision and student experiences" (CI, with Fiona Copland et.al), British Council
"Young Migrant Identities in Scotland" (CI, with Adrian Hadland et al), SUII
EU migrants in Scotland, Evidence from the 2011 Scottish Census (CI, with Peter Mathew et al), EHRC
“Maximising the economic participation of women within Northern Ireland: Expert paper on the type, extent and delivery of childcare”, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland” (CI, with R. Mcquaid and H. Graham)
“Economic Inactivity (those with family commitments and the long-term sick and disabled) Strategy: Literature Review Project. Department for Employment and Learning Northern Ireland. (CI, with R. Mcquaid and H. Graham)
Employment inequalities in Northern Ireland. Project Report. Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (CI, with R. Mcquaid, R. et al.).
“University Recognition of Prior Learning: Building Bridges from Further to Higher Education and Training” European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programme – Leonardo da Vinci, Transfer of Innovation (with J. Brogan)
Moving on and moving up: Exploring the potential implications of socio-spatial mobility for partnership and fertility (with Vernon Gayle) "Moving on and moving up: Exploring the potential implications of socio-spatial mobility for partnership and fertility" (PI: Vernon Gayle, part of the ESRC Centre for Population Change research program)
2010- British Academy Small Grant (with Prof. J.Ozga) “Socio-Economic mobility of ethnic minorities and migrants in Scotland” (co-applicant, 7,500 £).
2009-2010- ESRC Small Grant “The Educational Attainment of Migrants in Comparative Perspective: The importance of institutional factors” (PI and Grant holder, RES-000-22-3351) (99,000 £)
2007-2008- ESRC UPTAP Program:Small Grant: Understanding the Labour Market Impact of Immigration in Britain, (PI and Grant holder, RES-163-25-0050) (94,028 £)
2007- University of Edinburgh Development Trust (UEDTA)Award: Immigration, Education, and Social Mobility(PI and Grant holder) (7,500 £)
2006-2007- ESRC Post Doctoral Research Fellow, CES, University of Edinburgh (PI and Grant holder, PTA-026-27-1181) (32,352 £)
2004-2006- ESRC Project “Education and Youth Transitions in England, Wales and Scotland 1984-2002” (R000239852) (PI Dr Linda Croxford)