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Dr Pauline Anderson

Strathclyde Chancellor'S Fellow

Human Resource Management

Personal statement

I joined Strathclyde Business School under the Chancellor’s Fellowship Scheme, which focuses on supporting high-quality research and impact. Prior to moving to Strathclyde, I spent a number of years at the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, Glasgow Caledonian University, as a Senior Research Fellow.  


Has expertise in:

    Education, training and skills in a policy context

    Skill ecosystems

    Green jobs

    Middle-skilled jobs

    Healthy workplaces and workers


Skill ecosystems
Buchanan John, Anderson Pauline, Power Gail
The Oxford Handbook of Skills and TrainingThe Oxford Handbook of Skills and Training, (2017)
Women in manufacturing : the Scottish evidence
Anderson Pauline, Findlay Patricia, Commander Johanna
SASE Annual Conference, (2015)
Mapping of Women’s Participation within the Manufacturing Cluster Labour Market in Scotland
Anderson Pauline, Findlay Patricia, Commander Johanna
Green Skills and Jobs in Scotland
Sofroniou Nicholas, Anderson Pauline
The loosening link between skills and professions : the case of UK physiotherapists
Anderson Pauline, Warhurst Chris
SASE Annual Conference,, (2014)
Occupational segregation in Scottish higher education institutions : disability, gender, race
Anderson Pauline, O'Hagan Angela, Thompson Emily

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My teaching interests are in labour markets, jobs and skills. I currently teach on undergraduate and postgraduate modules.

Research interests

My research interests are aligned to the University of Strathclyde’s strategic priorities and lie in the areas of the articulation of the relationship between education/training and work, skills in a policy context and contemporary labour market and workplace issues. I have a particular interest in ‘middle-skilled’ jobs, skill ecosystems, apprenticeships, graduate skills and markets, gender divisions in paid work, healthy workplaces and workers, skills and jobs in the ‘green’ economy.

Current research includes: green jobs and skills; women into new green jobs; the professionalisation of intermediate occupations; skill ecosystems in context; graduate apprenticeships; the decline of the internal labour market of policing.

Professional activities

Invited participant. Eurofound Foundation Forum 2017, Converging economies, Diverging societies? Upward convergence in the EU
Expert panel member. The Future of Apprenticeships and Training: Tackling Scotland’s Skills Gaps
University of Warwick, Institute for Employment Research
Visiting researcher
Work, Employment and Society (Journal)
To be assigned
Visiting Fellow
Report Launch. 'Making Manufacturing Work for Women'

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Advanced Undergraduate Entrants: Enhancing Employability and Supporting Positive Graduate Destinations
Anderson, Pauline (Principal Investigator) Scholarios, Dora (Co-investigator) Dutton, Eli (Co-investigator)
Students entering university at second year or above face a number of challenges, such as integrating into pre-existing social groups and adjusting to pedagogical changes. The limited literature on advanced college entrants tends to focus on transitions into and through university but there is an evidence gap in relation to the transitions beyond university for this student group. This project aims to fill this gap with a view to informing practices that will enhance employability and support positive graduate destinations.
Period 22-May-2017 - 30-Jun-2017
Advanced Apprenticeships in Scotland, Filling the Middle skills Gap?
Scholarios, Dora (Principal Investigator) Anderson, Pauline (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Oct-2015 - 30-Sep-2018
Women in New Green Occupations: tackling occupational segregation or blowing in the wind?
Anderson, Pauline (Principal Investigator) Findlay, Patricia (Co-investigator)
Period 01-Apr-2016 - 31-Mar-2018
Mapping of womens' participation within the manufacturing cluster labour market in Scotland
Findlay, Patricia (Academic) Anderson, Pauline (Academic) McQuarrie, Johanna (Academic)
Period 08-Jul-2013 - 31-Jan-2014
Occupational Segregation in Scottish Higher Education Institutions: disability, gender, race
Anderson, Pauline (Academic)
ECU commissioned sector-level research into occupational segregation in Scottish HEIs to help the sector to understand and tackle the challenge. The research examined the work Scottish HEIs are undertaking, or could develop, to address occupational segregation of staff based on gender, disability and ethnicity.
Period 01-Jul-2013 - 30-Apr-2014

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