Morag Treanor is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology. She is an academic, social researcher and quantitative data analyst with 15+ years’ experience of working across the private, voluntary and public sectors. The primary focus of her work is child poverty – its measurement, causes, consequences, mitigation and prevention. Her work spans academic research and publications, applied social research for public and voluntary bodies and statistical analysis of large-scale datasets.
She is presently conducting longitudinal qualitative research with families affected by Welfare Reform with the Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland called the Early Warning System. Her research has led to high impact work with a wide range of local and national partners, such as:
- local authorities and community planning partnerships on preventing and mitigating child poverty at the local level;
- the Educational Institute for Scotland (EIS) on the costs of the school day and children’s participation and experience within schools and education for those on a low income. The EIS and CPAG recently produced a short film on the costs of the school day in collaboration with Morag called ‘School Costs‘;
- NHS Health Scotland with whom Morag devised an online learning module called ‘Child Poverty, Health and Wellbeing’. This module is being used with new health sector workers in Scotland, eg health visitors and nurses, and it is hoped to expand it to all public sector workers, eg probationer teachers.
Morag is a member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland and for the City of Edinburgh Council's group on Child Poverty.
Morag is new to the University of Stirling in 2017. She previously taught Social Policy and Statistics at the University of Edinburgh as part of its innovative Q-Step programme.