Current Research (2018)
I am pleased to have been involved as a qualitative analyst in the Independent Care Review in Scotland last year and have enjoyed helping with some more analysis this year.
I am also doing some qualitative research and analysis for the Open University in relation to the use of predictive learning analytics. I get to ‘chat’ to my colleagues a lot, so what is not to like? Oh – they pay me too, so it’s all good.
2015 – Investigation and reporting of resources, systems, gaps and solutions in relation to support for Widening Access to Higher Education on behalf of The Open University in Scotland.
2012 – Scoping exercise, on behalf of the SSSC, on the possible accreditation of the Chief Social Work Officer post.
2010 / 2011 – Evaluation of a Private Sector Practice Learning project (2010-11) contracted by SSSC Network Tayforth.
2010 – Interviews and data analysis in a scoping exercise: ‘Widening Participation to HE in Rural Scotland and Wales’; contracted by the Open University.
2009/2010 – Practice Learning in Care Homes 2 – contracted by SSSC Learning Network West.
2009 – Practice Learning in Care Homes 1 – An evaluative study of a pilot scheme to increase social work practice learning opportunity in private sector care homes; contracted by the SSSC Learning Network South East.
2005 – Growing your own Social Workers – a study of the outcomes of professional training within an organisation which continues to be cited and seems to be a useful resource all this time later.